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Spray paint. I just love it. To be honest I’ve just rediscovered it recently and can’t believe I went so many years without using it for, well, everything. If you’re new to painting things with spray paint this little project is an easy and satisfying way of gaining an introduction: making old/used jars into pretty containers/vases/moneyboxes/gifts.


Materials:

  • Newspaper
  • Selected glassware
  • spray paint
  • sharpie/permanent marker (optional)
  • doilies (optional)

Method:

  • Lay down the newspaper on your work surface (for this project I used the hallway floor) and place your jars/bottles on it
  • Shake your can of spray paint and spray your glassware until you’ve got a nice even coat.
  • So easy, so elegant, so classy.

Variation 1:

  • Lay down the newspaper on your work surface and place your jars/bottles on it
  • Shake your can of spray paint and spray your glassware until you’ve got a nice even coat
  • While the paint dries (refer to can for how long this is) on paper draw and cut out a stencil that you want to decorate your glassware with
  • Tape your stencil to the dry surface of your now painted glassware and colour in with sharpie/permanant marker/different colour of spray paint
  • Remove tape and paper.
  • What fun! What character! And all in a glass jar!

Variation 2:

    • Lay down the newspaper on your work surface and place your jars/bottles on it
    • Shake your can of spray paint and spray your glassware until you’ve got a nice even coat
    • While the paint dries (refer to can for how long this is) get a doily – paper or fabric – and tape it onto the glass surface.
    • With a contrasting coloured spray paint cover the entire surface, or just that over and around the doily and then remove for a dramatic effect. If you want you can tape the doily on before painting the first time for a patterned window into the glass, just be sure to use double sided tape under the doily so when the doily is removed you can’t see where it was taped down.
    • Ohhh, pretty!


    I’m sure there are many many more variations to be done with this project, including using glitter, but this is merely an introduction. Soon your problem won’t be what to do with all the empty glass jars and bottles that collect but what to find to put in your pretty new containers and vases

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