As you may know I save bottle and jars. I soak off the labels, give them a good scrub, then stash them away until I need them. I use them for vases, for displaying things, for storage. Every now and then I feel the need to customise a handful of jars to give them a new look.
In today’s five minute project, a bit of spray paint is all that’s needed to transform some old jars into something a bit more special. I needed a table centrepiece for a dinner party, and it needed to be cheap, cheerful and quick.
Here’s a few of the jars before I attacked them with spray paint.
I used a cheap can of matt white spray paint from a discount store. I painted some jars on the outside, for a matt ceramic look, and some on the inside for a glossy white glass effect. Use short bursts of paint, and don’t hold the spray can too close. I let the paint dry while I was busy doing other dinner party preparations. When it came time to set the table, I grouped the jars in the centre of the table and filled them with lovely glossy camellia foliage. Party decor sorted!
Once the party was over, I just relocated the jars to the mantel, where they look lovely amongst the art works. I don’t know about you but I think these would look fabulous as wedding decor too.
Of course, if white isn’t your thing, try other colours. I like all one colour, but a mixture of brights would look amazing too. Imagine hot pink jars filled with orange flowers. Or mint green paint with pink flowers, or turquoise, or silver. Oh my, I feel another craft project coming on!