If you have a collection of glass containers that haven't made it into the recycling bin, upcycle them with the help of some acrylic paint. And this DIY is so easy, making it a fun project when gathering together friends for an afternoon of crafting. You can experiment with mixing your own colors for a really personal creation.
What You'll Need:
- Glass jar with lid
- Enamel acrylic paint
- Parchment paper
- Select a color of paint to decorate the painted jar. Using a glass acrylic paint creates long-lasting color that stands up to water, which makes these jars perfect for holding flowers. You can also use glitter or frosted glass paint for a bit of shimmer.
- If you're mixing paints to create the perfect color, squirt the colors into the bottom of the jar, and use a paintbrush to mix until you're happy with the color. You'll need around two tablespoons of paint to coat a small jar and a bit more for larger containers.
- Screw on the lid, and shake, shake, shake that paint around the container. Use a paintbrush to touch up spots that haven't been reached by the paint.
- Take off the lids, flip the jars, and place them on a sheet of parchment paper on a sheet pan. Let the paint set for around 20 minutes, move the jars so they don't adhere to the parchment paper, and let them rest for 20 more minutes.
- Turn the jars over, and wipe the glass rim with a paper towel, removing any paint. Once completely dry, finish by placing in a cool oven on the parchment covered sheet pan and preheating the oven to 350˚F. Bake for 30 minutes. Turn off the heat, and allow the containers to cool to room temperature.
- Find the perfect spot to display your new colorful jars, or give one as a gift to someone special!