Alter a Jar with Michelle

Do you have a collection of empty glass jars that the mayonnaise or salad dressing comes in? I save all of the containers and jars that food from the grocery store comes in. I also have quite the selection of acrylic paints that I don't seem to use much any more (even though I love projects that involve painting). So today, I'm going to show you a little something that you can do with those empty jars and paints.

First off, here's the supply list:

1 glass jar
1 bottle of acrylic paint - I used Making Memories Manila
Rubons - I used October Afternoon 5 & Dime rubons for the red flowers and wording and October Afternoon Thrift Shop border rubons - both from the A Million Memories store.
1/2 yard of red and white gingham ribbon

Step 1: Squirt the paint into the jar
Step 2: Swirl the paint around until it covers the entire jar. Use a little water to help it move around if your paint is a little thick. Don't worry about getting the paint on the top rim. You'll be covering that up. Also, if you get a little paint on the outside of the glass, once it's dry, you can just scrape it off with your fingernail.
Step 3: Make sure that the outside of the jar is dry dry dry!!! Firmly apply your rubons. If you are using border rubons like I did with the yellow posies around the top, just wrap them around the jar and rub!
Step 4: Top off your jar with a bow that you wrap around the top lid of the jar.

I'm not sure if I'm going to use this just as a pencil holder on my desk, or if I'll put a tealight in it and use it on my porch of 4th of July. If you choose to put a tealight in it, make sure that the paint inside is dry and I think you can take the tealight out with a pair of kitchen tongs. However you use it, I hope you'll give it a try and put your own spin on it!


Ana Márquez said...

Lovely! :-)

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [10 Jun 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Jolaine Frias said...

Beautiful and creative!!!!!!!