Our office My craft room needed some life in it (stay tuned for the craft room details…). Flowers. I wanted to buy a vase at Ikea the other night. I saw a few that I liked, but I promised myself not to buy anything I could make. I put the vases back.
There are a few oddities I’ve inherited from my mom. Categorizing chocolate as its own food group, embarrassing forgetfulness, and accumulating a mass of candles. Hmmm. I did say they were odd things. Anyway, allow me to cut to the chase…
I have a box of empty candle jars in my garage (my husband is convinced I am a hoarder). I keep telling him that one day I will find a use for these empty glass jars. Well my friends, today I found use #1 for an empty candle jar.
I rounded up my favorite supplies. In case you haven’t noticed, that would be spray paint.
Peel the label off of the front of the jar & toss the lid into the recycling bin.
Set the jar on a tarp or plastic that you don’t mind if paint gets on it. (Lesson learned from this incident don’t put it on the grass) I placed it upside down so I could cover the entire outside. The paint is opaque and you will not be able to see in.
Evenly spray a thin coat of “Frosted Glass” spray paint all over the exterior of the jar. This will give the glass a bit of a rougher texture which will act as a primer, allowing the color spray paint to adhere better. This stuff has me intrigued, I will be using it again for another project, it’s so cool!
When the frosted glass paint is dry, spray on 2 thin coats of a colored spray paint. I chose this spring green color.
Pop in your flowers & try to convince your husband you are not a hoarder because your crazy ideas are also money-saving & useful ideas 😛