I think I might just get addicted to spray paint. Not the inhaling kind, but the I’ll-spray-everything-within-my-reach kind. To be honest, this is my sister’s tutorial mostly. She came up with the idea to spray paint the jars and I helped her add candles to it.
This is a great idea to decorate those empty tables without breaking your bank. And these jars also make great gifts for family and friends. You can use any jars you might have lying around at home, any spray paint colour you fancy and chose if you want to add candles to the jars or just leave it empty—this DIY can turn into anything you wish!
- Empty jars
- Gold spray paint
- Heart cut-outs
(My tape wasn’t big enough to cover the jar so I cut out a heart shape from paper, taped it to the inside of the jar and then used tape to follow the heart shape on the outside)
– Clean the jars completely and make sure there is no left-over residue or water in them.
– Tape the heart cut-out to the inside of the jar, where you would want the design to appear.
– Use small bits of tape and follow the same shape on the outside of the jar. Be patient here and carefully layer the tape. If you have a bigger tape on you, you could just cut the entire shape out from that and skip the whole layering bit.
– Lay out newspapers in the area where you would be spray painting the jars. Make sure there is ample space and ample air around you.
– Spray paint your glassware.
– Wait till the paint completely dries and add another coat.
– Leave the jars for a couple of hours and after making sure that the paint is fully dried, remove the strips of tape.
TIP: If you find that small dots of paint have escaped onto the taped area, use a bit of nail polish remover on a cotton and wipe those off.
And there you have it! Spray painted jars with cute heart cut-outs.You could add tea-lights to them, add flowers or use them to hold knick-knacks—anything and everything works. We added candles to the jars, a DIY that will soon follow this one. So stay tuned for a candle making tutorial using the same jars.
I would love to see pictures if you guys end up making these.