Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Whimsical Wednesdays...Painted Jars.

I found this great idea on www. and had to share it. I love jars and I always keep mine because I keep thinking, "surely I will find another use for this lovely piece of glass." Sometimes I do, but usually they just sit in the cupboard, waiting to be re-used. This idea was perfect and I can't wait to do this myself. I really like the colors they chose and they would go perfectly in my little apartment.
Here are the instructions: ♥
1) After finding some bottles with great shape and detail, remove the labels, clean the inside and let them dry out completely.
2) Next, pour a good size dollop of paint into the bottom of the bottle. The color options here are endless. This set is monochromatic, but a few bold contrasting pieces would be quite nice as well.
3) With the paint in the bottle, you will have to slowly rotate the bottle to get the paint to coat the entire interior of the bottle. Depending on the opacity of the paint, this might require two coats. (Acrylic paint will work for this as it will adhere to the glass, but note that you shouldn't fill the bottle with water later.)
4) Let it dry thoroughly and you are all set.
It's so easy and simple, but can be really cute. You can use spaghetti sauce jars, old jam jars, small spice jars etc. to make this lovely little project.
(original article from Canadian House and Home.)
I hope you enjoy!
Happy Wednesday!! ♥


  1. Wow - love this! Thanks for the idea. I have some jars I was just thinking of throwing out...

  2. I have a cabinet FULL of bottles and jars! I LOVE this idea. Thanks!

  3. This is a great idea, and I love the colors they used as well!

  4. I'm glad you ladies liked it. Although I didn't come up with this idea myself, when I saw it, I knew I had to pass it along. :) These will be fun to make.

  5. Danae I love this!! thank you!!