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Colored glass jars

Do you like collecting old sauce jars? And, are you running to buy that last minute mother’s day gift? If you agreed with those, then I have a great idea that combines both statements. This will save you time and money. All you will need is some acrylic craft paint (you can find these at Michaels) and a couple of clear glass sauce jars. But don’t worry if you don’t have these jars, you can also use mason jars that can be obtained at Jo-Ann store or The Container Store.

The first thing you need to do is to select the colors you want to used for this project. I’m using sea inspired colors since we are near the Summer season. These colors are from the Martha Stewart Crafts collection which you can buy at your nearest Jo-Ann. Here is the list of colors I used:
Cloud 32022
Beach glass 32012
Green curry 32005
Wedding cake 32076
Couscous 32066
With these colors at hand, I started pouring small parts of the paint. I tried to let the paint dripped from the bottom to the top (turning the jar upside down) and then, from the top to the bottom. After most of the area was covered, I pour on a spray bottle a solution of water and vinegar (1:5) and started spraying the inside of the jar. This helped the paint to slide better on the glass surface and also for it to have a watercolor consistency.

After I finish spraying the inside of the jar, I let it rest over a paper towel. To speed the drying time, I used a hairdryer. Here is the final result. A neat and colorful plant vase (of flower) for mom. Happy Mother’s Day to all you wonderful mothers visiting!
Disclosure: The acrylic colors used in this project were samples provided free of charge by Jo-Ans Stores, Inc and Plaid Enterprises, Inc. You can find more products and ideas at Jo-Ann’s website or your nearest Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.


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