Friday, February 11, 2011

Project Day: Painting Glass Jars









This is a simple idea. I have seen it done before. But I wanted to give it a go my way! The quick way!
  • 3 glass jars from the local charity shop $1.40
  • 2 bottles of acrylic paint on sale for $2 each
  • Small paintbrush
Clean your jars first. Fill up each jar with equal amounts of white paint. Then put one drop of your chosen colour in the first jar, 2 drops in the next and 3 in the last. This will make each shade different. Mix around with a small paintbrush so all the sides are coated. Roll the jars as you go for a more even look. Turn upside down to dry on an old placemat, preferably in the sun. It will take at least 6-8 hours to dry. As roses are too expensive this time of year [ they always double the price for Valentines Day] I opted for some local foliage from my garden.
Have a wonderful weekend. Next week I will announce the winners of my hosted lunch.
Simone xx

62 comments:

  1. great idea!
    I'd love to hear you opinion on my latest post - http://lovesabargain.blogspot.com/2011/02/need-your-help-shabby-ing-up-old.html

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  2. Gorgeous idea - love the three different shades of beautiful pink. Leigh

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  3. HOW COOL! omg, now I know how to make use of all those jars I kept. thanks Simone!.

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  4. What a incredibly creative and cool way to transform glass! I love it! Happy Valentine's Weekend! xo Samantha

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  5. Hi Simone, love the idea and yours turned out so pretty in pink! take care, Maryann

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  6. Great Idea! I keep all the glass jar from the kitchen and this is a great way to give them a bit of glam!

    Have a great weekend,
    Vari @ Buttercup Ink xx

    http://buttercupink.blogspot.com

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  7. this is an AWESOME idea and I love the results too...very lovely!

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  8. Oh I adore this...I have seen it before somewhere but forgot all about it...thank you for the reminder...I must must give this a try...in blue. xoxoxo Thanks sweet friend

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  9. Wow! That's an amazing improvement! I am very much inspired to color our clear jars right away and turn them to vases.

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  10. Hi Simone...they look fabulous...I may try it with some blackboard paint??

    dont ask me why but i am in a blackboard paint/burlap/hessian kind of mood!!~~

    xx andrea

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  11. These are pretty, Simone. I love the soft pinks...
    I paint on most anything glass...but I paint the exterior. I use acrylic enamel paints, then bake them in the oven for 45 minutes...start with a cold oven, "cook", then turn the oven off and let the glass cool inside the oven. This sets the paint and the glass can be hand washed. If you want to try plates, paint them on the underside. Sometimes I use a sponge, sometimes squirt bottles, and sometimes a brush. There are so many interesting things you can do with glass...and there is so much glass available at the thrift shops...What better combination...
    Jane (Artfully Graced)

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  12. The jars look very sweet, especially in pink. I love it that you do things the 'Simone' way.

    Have a fabulous weekend.
    Pam x

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  13. It's so funny, I just saw a bunch of butter yellow and acqua jars painted and hanging on twine at Anthropologie today and was thinking I would come home and do it in pink--yours look so lovely!

    xo mary jo

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  14. That is an interesting concept..the darkest pink one turned out exceptionally well with its design being enhanced beautifully in the glass.

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  15. just lovely - would look great in a pale green or a lemony yellow too :) Now I know what to do with my old coffee jars :)le xox

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  16. ;-)) Simple but looks amazing well done you, have a lovely weekend ;-))dee x

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  17. I would have never of thought of using the foliage but it looks so good in your pretty jars. Have a great weekend Simone! x

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  18. They look adorable! Have a lovely weekend Simone :)

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  19. What a fabulous idea! They look great. I love that it looks so good and that it is so quick. Thank you. Sharon

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  20. Oh. My. Goodness!!!! These are just so adorable. I love your Project Days, such great inspiration.
    xx

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  21. forgot how much i love these- i'm going to create a few for valentines day too...thanks lovely...

    hope all is a little more balanced in your days at the moment...

    melissa x

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  22. What a great idea! So simple but so very effective! I love those rosy, rusty coloured leaves. Very pretty! X

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  23. You must have the most beautiful garden. Those leaves have the loveliest color!

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  24. Gorgeous idea - and love the teatowel below too! xxx

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  25. What a great idea! I love the color, so soft and pretty and the foliage is perfect! :) I might have to give this a try! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  26. These look lovely. I really want to try this now!

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  27. It looks great Simone, like milk glass. Have a lovely weekend. ;-)

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  28. That is one of the coolest craft ideas I've seen in awhile! The decorative glass jar looks particularly pretty. Thanks for sharing this craft!

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  29. Simone they are simply stunning. They remind me of vintage milk glass. Something I've only recently discovered and adore. You are so clever. Seriously great idea! Pruxxx

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  30. I've only just discovered your wonderful blog. Í'm so excited about the prospect of catching up on all of your previous pieces! We are hoping to move beachside in the next few years. So your blog is going to be fabulous inspiration for me, starting with these great painted glass jars as a must-do today. Thank you!

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  31. What a neat idea!

    How fun are these.

    Have a great weekend!

    Melinda

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  32. OMG! Love those jars. I was just thinking about painting some old spaghetti sauce jars. Now, I have a reason to do it. Thanks

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  33. Nice & pink it looks so easy now you have shown me, I might just have to dare to have a go myself it looks soooo pretty!! :))

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  34. These pink jars are sweet! What are the leaves you display in them? I love them!

    I have been painting glass for many years...usually on the reverse side, so they can be used for food. Try enamel paints, and bake them in your oven (simple directions). They will last for years, as long as you handwash them.
    Jane (artfully graced)

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  35. Oh my Goodness!
    I am so loving thisbidea!
    Thanks for sharing! I have just the perfect cup to paint!

    So happy to pop in here!
    Come by and visit with me anytime!

    Ciao Bella!

    Creative Carmelina

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  36. What a fabulous idea, Simone!! I love it:) I love your jars, and the way you have displayed them is gorgeous! Loving the jar with the bubbles, the pink really makes them stand out! Thank you for sharing yet another beautiful project ~ Txx

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  37. Great idea..., and gorgeous with the foliage!

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  38. I cant believe how crystal clear the pink paint is.

    Thankyou so much for the tip

    Would the paint ever peel of ?

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  39. Fabulous Simone
    The result looks a little like milk glass!! love it!!

    Have a fabulous weekend.. happy to have made you laugh a little.. ciao xxx Julie

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  40. I've been meaning to do this, I have only seen it done with white paint ...... you have just inspired me to get to it ..... with a twist: ADD COLOR !!!

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  41. These are gorgeous! I was saving a few glass jars to do some art project with. Thanks for the inspiration!

    seven-percentsolution.blogspot.com

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  42. Simone, turning the jars upside down did not work. Was it the amount of paint I used? I noticed half had run off the insides.. I ended up redoing and then just drying upright.

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  43. What a brilliant idea!! I have a big collection of lovely coffee jars I just can't bear to part with and had been wondering what to do with them... I shall have to give this a go sometime!!

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  44. What a great idea, will have to try it out one weekend at the cottage with the kids.

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  45. so THAT is how you do it!!!! always loved a painted glass. thanks lovely girl! x

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  46. Love this idea, and I love your blog! Soooo glad I came across it ♥

    You've got yourself a new follower!

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  47. So gorgeous and love the pinks. I always save a few small jars...now I have a project!

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  48. Really nice job. But, I am assuming that you can't fill them with water to use as a vase because then the paint would wash away?

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  49. I am definetly going to give this a whirl..Love it!!..xx

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  50. Great idea! I love how easy this looks. I have seen other versions too, but they are too detailed. Thanks for the quick way!

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  51. love this d-i-y, so simple the way you've shown it and they look so fancy, and love how inexpensive (O:

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  52. This is a unique way of making the most out of used glasses. I'll be sure to make this too!

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  53. This is just great. I dont have to spend a lot of money.

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  54. Great inspiration!!! You made a good use of jar. I'll keep collecting it :-)

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  55. can you fill them with water after the paint has dried?

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  56. I used this post as a guide to do my own painted jar! I've written a post for it on my blog that will be going up later in the week :)

    Thanks for posting your craft fun!

    mysmallrayofsunshine.blogspot.com

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  57. Whoa! That was soooo pretty! I'd love to try that! I've been to art lately and I'm trying to find some easy glass painting designs that I can try as beginner. Thanks for sharing ideas.

    Cheers xxxx
    Jess

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