Make & Bake: When is a jar not a jar?
I have a vast number of jars, I just can’t seem to throw them away, it seems wrong somehow. But what can you do with them? If you’ve ever tried my chutney you’ll know that’s not an option and on their own they are a little bit plain to display. So I’ve painted mine! It’s something I’ve been thinking about doing for a long time but this little burst of spring sunshine has motivated me to get it done. I’m so pleased with them – they look gorgeous and I’m sure there is lot more fun to be had with this!
What you’ll need:
Jars or bottles
Oil based paint – I used an old tin of gloss paint
First of all open a window – all the gloss paint and white spirit makes a pretty pungent smell! Now make sure all your jars or bottles are clean, wash them with soapy water and clean all the gluey bits off with white spirit (but make sure you get all this off as well)
- Grab your paint. It must be oil based paint – like the gloss paint I used – but it can be any colour you like
- Pour a little into the bottom of one of your clean jars
- Tip and turn the jar until you coat the inside and pour the excess back into the tin (or into the next jar)
- Once you’ve throughly coated the jar make sure you get all the excess paint out
- Clean up the edges with a little more white spirit
- Aren’t they pretty!? All you need to do is leave them to dry – as it’s gloss paint and pretty thick in the bottom it can take a few days so leave them somewhere out of direct sunlight with good ventilation.
- And they are even more pretty with some daffs in!