Quick and Easy Painted Jars

by Stacy Croninger

Jars are everywhere - and for good reason. They'll hold just about anything! And with a little DIY effort, you can customize jars to suit your style. These two easy techniques are a great way to start.

Painted Green Jar

Painted Green Jar

Paint the inside of a jar using a combination of decoupage glue and food coloring that complements your decor.

Supplies:

  • Mod Podge Gloss (Plaid)
  • Green and blue food color
  • Pint canning jar
  • Wax paper, rack, cookie sheet

Instructions:

  1. Place wax paper on cookie sheet; place rack over top of wax paper on cookie sheet.
  2. Clean jar thoroughly; dry.
  3. Pour 2 Tbsp. Mod Podge in jar. Add 2 tsp. water, 35 drops green food color, and 15 drops blue food color; mix with spoon until Mod Podge is no longer white.
  4. Swirl mixture around jar, coating all sides and jar mouth; pour excess on disposable plate.
  5. Place jar upside down on rack; let dry overnight.
  6. Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees. Place cookie sheet with jar in oven; bake for 15-20 minutes or until Mod Podge is completely dry. Note: Mod Podge turns clear when dry. Do not touch to see if dry as this leaves a fingerprint.
  7. Decorate.

 

Glitter Jar

Glitter JarAdd a bit of sparkle to your space by painting the inside of a jar using a combination of decoupage glue and glitter.

Supplies:

  • Mod Podge Gloss (Plaid)
  • Spotlight glitter (Scrapbook Shimmer, Making Memories)
  • Pint canning jar
  • Wax paper, rack, cookie sheet

Instructions:

  1. Place wax paper on cookie sheet; place rack over top of wax paper on cookie sheet.
  2. Clean jar thoroughly; dry.
  3. Pour 2 Tbsp. Mod Podge in jar. Add 1 1/2 tsp. water and 1/8 cup glitter; mix with spoon until glitter is well dispersed through the thinned Mod Podge.
  4. Swirl mixture around jar, coating all sides and jar mouth; pour excess on disposable plate.
  5. Place jar upside down on rack; let dry overnight.
  6. Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees. Place cookie sheet with jar in oven; bake for 15-20 minutes or until Mod Podge is completely dry. Note: Mod Podge turns clear when dry. Do not touch to see if dry as this leaves a fingerprint.
  7. Decorate.

What could be simpler?

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