DIY Glitter Glazed Jars - An Upcycle Project


After building quite a collection of empty salsa and pasta sauce jars, I knew the time had come to do something with them or put them in the recycling bin. I figured out a way to give them a beautiful glitter sheen, and turned them into a lovely Thanksgiving decoration that can be easily transformed for Christmas or any other occasion!
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First I removed the labels from my jars and thoroughly washed them with soap and water.
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Next, I made a mixture of Mod Podge and metallic glitter paint, and swirled that inside of each jar.
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I put the jars upside down to let the excess Mod Podge and paint mixture drain out, and then I let the jars dry for approximately 18 hours.
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Once dry, they had a beautiful sheen and sparkle!
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I embellished them with some twine, paper letters that spell "GATHER" and faux flowers. The letters are attached with clothespins so they can be removed quickly and easily for a new look!
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They will be the perfect addition to my holiday table, and they'll look amazing at Christmastime with some battery-operated tea lights inside!
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Bre @ Average But Inspired

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  • Debbie Gates
    on Nov 11, 2015

    I love this and you could do a variety of colors such as red, white and green for Christmas. Red, white and blue for the 4th of July. Blue and yellow for spring or a French country look. The combinations are endless. Thank you for sharing.

  • Debbie Fontenot
    on Nov 12, 2015

    Cute idea..You could also use a hole punch to make a hole at the top of each tag and run the twine through the hole if you don't have the clothes pins.

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