Saturday, October 8, 2011

Painted Jars

I have been slightly addicted to Pinterest lately.  I have pinned so many craft, DIY and re-decorating ideas I want to do that if I attempt them all I'll be busy for the next couple years.  Here is one that I recently tried:  painted jars.

First, I found some jars that I wasn't using and cleaned them up.  Most of them were mason jars, but I had a few other kinds of glass jars sitting around, too.

I used several different kinds of spray paint on the jars:  matte, gloss, and satin.  I even used a textured paint, just for kicks.  I found out the hard way to do several light coats instead of one heavy coat.  With one heavy coat, the paint got drippy and ran down the sides of the jar.  *ugh*

These are the jars drying on a ladder in the garage.

Once they were dry I brought them all in and got the ribbon and lids out (I waited 24 hours to make sure they were completely dry).  Here are a few of the combinations I came up with:

I really like the way the tan color turned out.  My daughter already claimed the black one.

Christmas colors!

Different sizes for different uses.

I used textured spray paint for the brown one in this pic.

This one is my favorite.  :)

Just think of all the different styles of jars and colors of spray paint out there.  And then add different ribbons, twine, candles, lids, etc.  Oh my, the possibilities are endless!


  1. These jars are very pretty! hmmm, I might try some as well! Thanks for the great idea!

  2. You are welcome! They are easy, fun and pretty. :)