DIY Painted Glass Vases

August 04, 2012

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I’m some what of a hoarder when it comes to glass containers. Wine bottles, pasta sauce jars, juice bottles – my kitchen cabinet is overflowing with all of them. I decided to make use of a few by painting them up all cute and turning them into vases.


SUPPLIES:
jars // contact paper // scissors // spray paint


STEP 1: CLEAN THE JARS
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I chose three jars of varying heights and circumferences, removed the paper, and ran them through the dishwasher. There was still some glue stuck to the sides even after the wash, but WD-40 and a little scrubbing got rid of that.


STEP 2: MAKE THE STENCIL
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I started by cutting a piece of contact paper to be the same height as the jar and able to wrap all the way around it.

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Then I drew my pattern on with a pencil and cut each piece out.

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The large chevron pattern was the only one I sketched before cutting, I free handed the polka dots and used pinking sheers for the small chevron stripes.


STEP 3: STICK ON THE STENCIL
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STEP 4: PAINT IT
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STEP 5: PEEL OFF CONTACT PAPER
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STEP 6: FILL WITH FLOWERS, CANDLES, ETC. & DISPLAY
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What about you? Do you hoard jars and other containers like me?
What do you do with them?




16 comments:

Brandi said...

Your jars turned out great! Such a fun idea!

Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos said...

cute jars, and good color choice with yellow and turquoise! :)

jennifer

Amy Powell said...

oh my goodness, those are ADORABLE! they look so much fun!

Hope you had a lovely weekend! <3 Amy from Interpret As You May
{Giveaway going on now at amyreneonline.com. Would love to see you there!}

Leah said...

Very pretty - love the clean lines and color combo with the vases next to each other.

Life With Lucy said...

These are SUPER cute! Such a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing!

Carrie Barron said...

Fabulous! Thanks for showing how you made the contact paper stencils. I'm currently in the process of making cake/dessert stands using jars for the bases of them. My husband doesn't understand why I keep all the jars. Oh well! :)
Thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Carrie
http://fiveseventeenrepurposing.blogspot.com

Oh la la said...

Great idea, the jars look fabulous! I have tons of baby food jars and contact paper laying around the house, and I'll definitely add this project to my to-do list.

I made these: http://createohlala.blogspot.se/2012/04/diy-baby-food-jar-vases-gor-det-sjalv.html before, and will add more jars done your way to complete my baby food jar vase collection! :-)

Jessica said...

These are so cool and pretty! I've been wanting to paint some plain jars too.. I think I need to get busy on that! p.s. I caught a glimpse in one of your photos of some huge scrabble wall art ... those are awesome! :)

Emily Dicks said...

So adorable!

Melissa Lind said...

These turned out really cute! :D
Thanks for sharing!

Melissa http://www.mywatermelonmoon.com, I am (now) a follower and I would appreciate you following along with me too! Have a fabulous day!

Tausha said...

Darling idea! I am totally pinning this. How cute would these be to decorate for holidays or to give as simple gift. Love the tutorial! Thanks for the idea

Tausha
sassystyleredesign.com

The Mandatory Mooch said...

Love this idea so much that I'm featuring it on my Facebook page. Check it out...http://www.facebook.com/TheMandatoryMooch

Thanks, Nichi

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

Your jars look so cute! Thank you for sharing at our
Pinteresting Party!

Liz @ Here's to Handy Andy said...

I totally hoard glass jars too! These turned out great! Love the designs and colors you chose. Thanks for linking up to our Pinteresting Link Party!

Smart School House said...

I'm am freaking out over this idea! I'm going to have to do it! In fact, I'll pin it now so I never loose the directions!
xoxo, Kelly www.smartschoolhouse.com

Anonymous said...

What type of paint did you use??