How to Decorate With Glass Jars

Pictures are past, wall paper is the past, paint, pah! If you have a room, whole home, office space or any area to decorate why not use glass jars! Glass jars are a great way to decorate. They're cheap, great for storage, and gorgeous. Read on from step one below to embellish and improve anywhere.

Steps

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    Purchase or gather as many jars as you want. It's best to use multiple jars at a time, so it won't come off as pretty-ed up junk!
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    Gather your decorating materials. Paint is great, fabric is great too! Remember if you're using fabric or ribbon, get strong craft glue. Turning the jars into candles is a great idea too.
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    Know how you're going to decorate. Make a plan before continuing.
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    Clean your jar or jars off, and rinse. Leave until completely dry.
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    If you're using fabric, lay it flat and spread small amounts of the craft glue on it. Then press gently onto the outside of the glass jar. Smooth out any air bubbles or glue pockets. Let dry for a few hours. After that, add anything from fabric stickers to strips of ribbon to customize.
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    If using paint, determine whether to paint the inside or outside. Is the jar going to hold food? Then paint the outside. If not, paint the inside.
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    If painting the inside, it's easiest to pour a dollop of paint into the jar and swirl it around. If painting the outside, use a good brush and apply two to three layers of your color of choice.
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    To make a candle, melt colored wax and pour in. Add a wick by using a tiny weight at the bottom, and remember to follow the instructions on the wax package.
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    Set your decorated jars out for everyone to see!
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    Simply use them as storage. Clear glass jars as storage give a vintage look to kitchens.

Tips

  • To paint the inside using multiple colors, squeeze a little onto the inside side of the jar and roll around.
  • Never store food in a jar with paint on the inside.
  • Test paint dryness on the inside by using a wooden dowel or a small pencil.
  • Don't use too much paint, as it could drip and run.

Warnings

  • Never stick your nose into a jar with wet paint inside. Chemicals build up until the paint is completely dry.
  • Leave the lid off to dry to avoid said chemical build up.
  • Be careful with hot wax! It can cause major burns.
  • Children and pets can easily break jars, so be careful.

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