How to Paint Glass

2 Materials
1 Hour

Paint is more multi-purpose than we thought. It turns out it is a multi-parts of speech word. But don't share this with your linguist friends or you may end up in a debate vortex. Is that where the name of the national club, Speech & Debate originated? I'll leave you with that as we turn back to the paint. The bigger discovery is how painted glass accessories are a game changer for craft enthusiasts and grandma.

I use the word accessories loosely because paint is a game changer for jelly jars and Costco size pickle jars.

Paint is a universal solution and likely a form of therapy for many.

At my house, paint was a game changer for the 12 + glass pumpkins stored in a closet 10.5 months out of every year.

Because I had over a dozen glass pumpkins I was willing to sacrifice one for the purpose of the brush vs. spray paint application.

I preferred the ease of spray paint. But, the paintbrush strokes accented the grooves on the pumpkins.

Just make sure you either prime the glass or use a primer + paint.


The painted glass makes for unlimited colors. options and techniques.

With the white paint, the pumpkins popped against my Hale Navy dining room wall.

And the white pumpkins look amazing against my   living room hutch.

Stay tuned for the latest living room hutch. That hutch has had its share of makeovers this year.

I live vicariously thru my hutch.

So run thru your house and pull out the glass jars you saved for some yet to be determined purpose and have a little fun with paint.

I had a little fun with up-cycled glass milk jars from Sprouts.

What do you think?

Suggested materials:
  • Spray paint & primer   (home improvement store)
  • Paint brush   (home improvement store)
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