Upcycle food jars into colourful vases
Recycling is still not a countrywide priority and in my area I prefer to recycle or upcycle as much household waste as possible. For this project I recycled glass food jars into colourful vases with Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint.
This time I also used a peanut butter jar and tried something different to hide the wording on the top.
Glass good jars, clean and dry - soak in hot soapy water to remove labels
Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint in your choice of colour
Bostik Deco Glass art pens (available at Pick 'n Pay or craft shops)
Have a towel or something handy to hold the jars in place to make it easier to write or draw your designs on the glass jars.
I thought it might be nice to make one jar for Mother's Day - this is an easy projects that a child can do.
To mark the wording embedded in the glass at the top of the bottle I used the deco glass pen to draw a squiggly design all the way around. Once painted it is almost impossible to see the original wording. However, I did leave the glass cat design.
Let the glass decor dry for a couple of hours before spraying with Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint. Do your spraying outdoors or in a well ventilated space, and cover your worktop with newspaper to protect from overspray.
You will find all the glorious colours in the Rust-Oleum spray paint range at your local Builders store.