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Day 8 – DIY Painted glass jars

DIY Painted glass Jars

While thinking about how to upcyle stuff that already have, one thing that comes to the mind is the jam and Nutella jars. Here is a method to color them and use them as vases or storage jars. Here is our DIY Painted glass jars.DIY Nutella Jars

What you need?

  1. Empty and cleaned glass jars
  2. Enamel paint of the desired color (I have used oil based and water based )
  3. An old rag to wipe excess paint

How to do it?

  1. Ensure the jars are clean and dry on the inside.
  2. Shake the enamel paint before using. Pour a small amount of undiluted paint into the jar. Don’t worry if you think it’s too much, coz you can always pour the extra back into the paint can.
  3. Slowly rotate the jar so that the paint spreads to the full insides of the jar.
  4. When all the inside is covered, pour the rest of the paint back into the paint can and quickly wipe the top rim of the jar.
  5. You don’t need to keep the jar upside down, just put it in a dust free space to dry for a day.
  6. I tied some pom-poms to decorate them.

DIY Painted glass jars

Here, I have used oil based enamel for the White jar, and water based enamel for the green one, just for the sake of experimentation. While they look equally beautiful, I liked working with the water based enamel simply because of the ease factor. Any spillage can be wiped clean with water, the paint is almost odourless compared to the oil based paint.DIY Painted glass jars

This DIY is a must try coz the only thing you need her is a can of paint.

One thought on “Day 8 – DIY Painted glass jars”

  1. Vartika
     · 

    Hi,
    Really nice way of explaining 🙂 u have so many jars un different shapes and sizes. Now i can use this technique to create a centerpiece!!

    Just few queries :
    can we use some other paint unstead of enamel Paints?
    What is the smallest size of the enamel paint can that we get in the market?
    Can we mix some other colours in enamel paints? Or maybe mix two enamel paints?