Months and months ago, I saw this post on Pure and Noble and got excited. I went out and bought some matte white spray paint, fully intending to fancy up some jars of my own. That can has sat on a shelf since I bought it. Since I had spare time last week, I finally decided to do something with that paint. hooray!
I had saved a couple jars for this project, including two of my grandma’s old makeup jars. She gave them to me back in middle school, to hold pearl beads and such. I thought their ornate shape would look great covered in white.
I coated the jars with spray paint, then let them dry. I’m not the best with the nozzle, so the paint didn’t come out entirely even the first time. So I had to do a couple more rounds with the can. Guess that takes a bit more practice!
The final product came out really nice. The jars look elegant, right? Now the question is: what do I put in them? Or, should they be purely decorative?
In addition to the makeup jars, I sprayed an old jam jar (center). It’s hard to tell from this pic, but there was a decent amount of streaking on the jar. My solution? Distract the eye from the streaks by adding some design.
Using a couple grease pencils, I freehanded grass and flowers onto the jar. I’m not the best at drawing, but this was fun. And since grease pencils are pretty smudge-proof, I don’t have to worry about the jar streaking.
So next time you finish a jar, maybe you should save it and upcycle it. It’d be a good way to refresh the decor at home for cheap. Or why not put some flowers in the jar and give it as a gift!