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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.

 

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