How to Create a Vibrant Planter From Old Jar

3 Materials
$3
1 Hour
Easy

I love to recycle jars and they make great vases and planters.

i cleaned out this saur kraut veg jar and get out the unicorn spit gel stain.

Old jar
Old jar

I decide which colour unicorn spit gel stain to use and begin dribbling first some white modpodge in as it helps coverage and I have no white!

Pour modpodge into bottom
Pour modpodge into bottom

Then add colours one by one in dribble stripes on inside starting at rim edge.

Squirt unicorn spit gel stain inside har
Squirt unicorn spit gel stain inside har

I repeat process and use another colour or two or theee !

Unicorn spit dribbles
Unicorn spit dribbles
Adding colour with unicorn spit
Adding colour with unicorn spit

When all stripes done put lid on and I turn the jar upside down and rotate slowly to get the gaps inside the jar covered with the paint.

Put lid on
Put lid on

Rotate jar for even coating paint coverage

Rotate jar
Rotate jar

Then look inside and see if all gaps have been covered and add more paint into the gaps if necessary.

Check for gaps
Check for gaps
Let excess paint run to the lid
Let excess paint run to the lid

I leave it on its side to dry with the lid off over night.

I’m so delighted with the result and planted in it a beautiful houseplant .

Remember to use plenty of old broken pottery at bottom of jar for good plant drainage.

Unicorn spit gel stain planter
Unicorn spit gel stain planter

The sun really helps it to glint very colourfully.

Unicorn spit gel stain planter
Unicorn spit gel stain planter

As it’s glass can be used inside or outside .

Unicorn spit gel stain planter
Unicorn spit gel stain planter

So vibrant and unique.

Unicorn spit gel stain planter
Unicorn spit gel stain planter
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Have a question about this project?

3 of 4 questions
  • Kelly Sebring
    on Aug 26, 2019

    Did you cut a hole for drainage, or put gravel in the bottom?

    • Susan Goode
      on Aug 27, 2019

      I placed the jar a third full of broken china from my other projects to create plenty of drainage.

  • Linda
    on Aug 27, 2019

    I had the same question about the paint being toxic to the plant, but I don't see the answer yet here?


    • Susan Goode
      on Aug 28, 2019

      Well so far the plant is thriving and haven’t checked if anything specifically would be harmful. As it is dried and set and unlikely in an sufficient quantity to seep into root system.

  • Amy
    on Sep 2, 2019

    What is spit paint?

    • Susan Goode
      on Sep 2, 2019

      Hi Amy it’s a unique vibrant gel paint and stain all in one. Follow the amazon links below to the product listing for more info.

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