From Glass Jars to Elegant China

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My mom had a strong love for blue and white floral china. She passed the love down to me and I've been on the look out to start collecting my own. I then had a thought- I could DIY them! So I did :) With just a few glass jars, spray paint, and acrylic paint- I made it happen!
I collected a few discarded glass jars and then placed them on paper so I can spray paint them. I did this part outside! Those spray paint fumes can be intense!
Then I sprayed away! This part is really fun :)
I tried my best to cover the entirety of the glass jars, but I knew I'd come back and do a second coat.
Then I let the jars sit out on my porch and dry.
They dried with a bit of a crackle effect, I figured it would work with the china look I was going for.
Once the jars were fully dried, I brought them inside and got ready to transform them! I set up my blue acrylic paint, a small detail brush, and some water in a cup on hand. (Acrylic paints can be mixed with a bit of water for a smoother consistency.)
Then I really got to work! Keeping my mom's old china sets in mind, I tried to recreate the soft floral designs.
I found that less planning, and more just going with it worked!
I had way too much fun painting these floral designs!
Each one is unique! I love my new faux china jars! The uses for them are endless!
They work super well as makeup holders, or you can use them as small vases. I think I will pick up some Hydrangeas!
Suggested materials:
  • Glass Jars   (trash)
  • Rustoleum Spray Paint   (art store)
  • Acrylic paint   (art store)
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  • Voni Weingart Voni Weingart on Apr 26, 2019

    Did you spray the inside and the outside of the jars?

  • Tina Tina on Apr 26, 2019

    Lovely!

  • Linda Gordon Linda Gordon on Jun 03, 2019

    REALLY CUTE. But. what was the toilet paper for? I didn't see it being used in the video

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