6.12.2012

Acrylic Painted Jars

I'm excited to share a quick little "painted jar" project with you today.  It's so easy and most importantly it's pretty!  Seriously, this project is so stinkin' easy anyone can do it.  
Supplies: 
- a few 53 cent wal-mart acrylic paints
- glass jars: I used left over pasta jars, a frappuccino jar and a few mason jars 
- wax paper
-flowers

In the middle of making these, I decided that I wanted pink, too.  So I got out some red paint that I already had and another mason jar.  I mixed the white and red together until I had the exact pink that I liked.  I didn't want it too bright or too pastel looking.  
Steps:
1) poured in my paint, 2) swirled it around in each jar until the inside was completely covered with paint, 3) set upside down (on wax paper) to drain the leftover paint for a few hours and, 4) turned them over to let them dry over night. 

There was a lot of paint that came out after leaving them upside down.  If you don't use wax paper, make sure you use something that will contain the paint from seeping through.  
The colors are perfect for summer and would go great on a kitchen sink shelf, a mantle, as a centerpiece or even an entry table.

Oh, since this is acrylic paint....you won't be able to wash them or put water in them which means no real flowers.  That's no problem for me since I can't seem to keep real flowers alive.  :)

I hope you liked this project and will make a few yourself!

Linking up with:
Cheap Crafty Mama

16 comments:

Alli from Life on LeRoy said...

Oh my LOVE this! The colors you chose are perfect!! Adding to my "to make" list :)

THE COOK'S said...

Thank you, Alli!!! :) I promise, they are so simple to make! :)

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

Great job!!!! I love those!! :)

The Smiths said...

What a great idea and so easy!

THE COOK'S said...

Thanks, Meg!! :) You are so sweet!

THE COOK'S said...

Thanks, sweet friend!!! I think you should make them. ;)

Becca Acker said...

These are so cool! I will have to pin them for another day. :)

Julie Rogers said...

Super cute idea----pinned for a summer craft for me:)

Tiffany said...

They turned out great! Perfect for summer time flowers :-)

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Halle said...

suuper cute!!

Landi Lausen said...

Hi! Thanks for following my blog... yours is too cute! Where do yall live in TX? I'm from Houston but currently live in Ft. Worth. Such a fun DIY - I may have to do this very soon!!

Kim (TheMoney-Pit) said...

Those are so pretty.. I bet my kids would love to do this, since it doesn't look too tough.

Do you think you could use spray sealant over the jar after the paint dried? To seal it a little better?

Julie Ann said...

These are awesome! I love the colors that you chose. :)

Julie
jamscorner.blogspot.com

THE COOK'S said...

Hey, Kim! Since the paint is on the inside, it will probably be safe without a sealant, but you could always spray a sealant inside the jar to be extra safe. :)

THE COOK'S said...

Hey! We live just north of Fort Worth!!! A blogger meet up would be FUN! :)

cheapcraftymama said...

Those look fabulous! Thanks for sharing at Pin It and Win It!

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