I love jams. I love pickles. I love jarred olives, onions, gherkins…. Now imagine when I opened my cupboard for cleaning, how many jars are found there!! I was thinking of throwing them but damn, I would feel sorry for throwing away such cuties. :p
At that moment, I remembered that I had paint sprays left from a job I did last month. Sometimes I love myself for not throwing away things :p There were gold, lacquer, bronze, red, dark blue and fluo-pink. And the chosen one iiiiiiiissssssssssss…. SEXY-RED!
Steps With Images
I used my hair dryer to heat up the price tag so that it comes out easily.
I dipped the jar in warm soapy water for 10 minutes so that I can rub away the glue left from the price tag easily. This gives us clean and soft jar surface.
What you would need next: Spray paint, tape, the clean jar of course, scissors and chocolate
I have wrapped the tape around the jar wherever I don’t want it painted. I had a rubber band, I put it around the jar to see how it would turn out to be when removed.
I turned the jar upside down on used papers and sprayed it with red paint. Always read the instructions on your spray before using it.
I waited for it to dry, hence the chocolate :p
20 minutes later, I removed the tape. It wasn’t THAT dry but well, I couldn’t wait to see how it turns out to be!
When I removed the rubber band, I understood that it is better not to use it again because it is too thick and prevents the paint to flow down.
I half-filled the jar with water and placed a T-light candle inside. Of course, water isn’t necessary; the candle can be placed directly and it can be of any size fitting the jar. Now I won’t need to throw away my jar and the red colour goes so well with my grey walls ^_^
Apart from jars, many many other things can be painted and upcycled! Just imagine an Erlenmeyer Flask used in Chemistry lab, painted in white and holding a gorgeous white Arum flower **