I love finding new uses or projects for things that I have a lot of and I have A LOT of glass jars!
Spray Paint and Lace!
I've used lace in several painting projects in the past and this time I thought I'd try it out on glass!
I decided to try out my technique 2 different ways. I would do one jar with a white base and copper lace and the other jar would be the opposite. Well, in all honesty, one of the jars was a complete flop! For some reason the copper spray paint didn't stick to the glass very well...
First I sprayed my base coats.
A couple tips when using spray paint on glass:
•Glass isn't porous or absorbent like some other materials so it's very important to use a light touch and spray a couple thin coats to avoid those nasty drips.
•Allow for a little extra drying time as well and make sure your base coat is completely dry before moving on to the lace step.
Different types of lace will give you a different look so have fun and experiment! Also, after you have painted your lace, you don't need to throw it out! You can use the same piece for at least a couple more projects.
I wasn't exactly sure how to go about securing and painting the lace because I've only used this technique on flat surfaces before. I played around with it a little and just ended up rolling it around the jar and spraying one side at a time.
Once I spray over the lace I carefully remove it right away and allow the piece to dry. I wouldn't want the lace to stick and end up pulling off any paint. Once the first side is completely dry, wrap the jar again and spray the other side.
I finished the jar up with some twine and added some flowers. They could also be used as candle holders, pen holders, or whatever you need! I highly recommend testing out your lace on a scrap piece of wood before your main project to see if you like how it looks. Again, different types and different thicknesses of lace will give you different results. I hope you enjoyed this project. Feel free to check out all my other projects on my Instagram page!
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