Glass jar DIY

Paint dipped glass jars

Ages ago Dulux sent me some of their paint and I finally decided to get creative and try my hand at sprucing up some old glass jars. I tried out two different paint effects to create pretty vases. The first technique involved dipping the bottom of the jar into paint and gently creating an un-even layer of paint along the bottom of the jar. The trick is to not add too thick a layer of paint and then to hang the jar up with string over newspaper so that it can drip and dry well.

The second technique that I tried involved pouring a good dose of paint into the jar and then swirling the paint around to cover the whole inside of the jar. I then placed the jars upside down on an old cloth to dry. Move the jars every 15min to make sure they don’t stick to the cloth. After about 3 hours, you can turn your jar the right way round and let it finish drying. A useful hint, is to place another smaller vase inside the painted jar to put your flowers into so that the paint doesn’t get chipped.

For this DIY I used Dulux Wash ‘n Wear Luxurious Silk in Jade Clusters and Celtic Forest. I think they came out pretty well, perfect for a fresh summer look, what do you think?

Paint dipped glass jars

Paint dipped glass jars

Paint dipped glass jars

Paint dipped glass jars

All photography: by me


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  1. CharlieW

    29 November

    Very pretty!!

  2. Betty Bake

    29 November

    very nice Lana 🙂

  3. Jo

    29 November

    I love them, what a fabulous idea and so simple – perfect!!

  4. classiq

    29 November

    These look so pretty, Lana!

  5. And get creative you did – fab ideas and fab final looks! Love those dipped jars! 🙂 x

  6. BRAZEN

    30 November

    Cool idea and such great pics

  7. e*

    1 December

    Love this.

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