Monday, April 26, 2010

Re-Use & Re-Purpose Old Glass Jars Project

I am trying to use some of the old glass jars
that I have held onto.
I found an idea somewhere
(props to whoever invented this...
I can't remember where I found it)...
Anyhoo...
here is a few steps to
Re-Using and Re-Purposing...First, get some acrylic paints of your colors of choice.
I reccommend using
shades of green and blue.
I used burgandy in some of these pics
and it turned out looking like the marinera sauce that came in it!
** Trial and Error:)
Next, squirt most of the tube of paint inside the jars.
Roll the jars around
WITH the lids on, of course.
Allow paint to cover all areas of the jars.
You will probably have to roll again later on
because the paint kind of slides downward.
Then, keep upside down overnight.
Make sure paint is all over the inside.
Finally take off lid to air out and dry the paint.

I needed some color to spice up the top of my entertainment center.
FYI...I have some friends, Kristi and her sister, Kim,
who put this little ensemble together on the suitcase...
LOVE IT, girls!!!
Now, go get those old jars
and spice up a shelf, table top, or whevever...
Re-USE and Re-Purpose...
it's easy, cheap and looks cute!

23 comments:

Kim said...

Stopping by from NTT, I especially like the shape of that turquoise bottle :).

bubsies boutique said...

girards dressing bottle!!!

Patti said...

The whole able display look snice - bottles are cute

Sandy@Life Began In A Garden said...

Hopped over from NTT. Great way to add some color to a space,very nice...

Creations By Cindy said...

Love your bottles. Be blessed. Cindy

Sylvia said...

Great idea with the bottles...love the display..will u come and help me decorate...hahaha

Sylvia

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

charming as can be! I love your tablescape! I have become a follower and would be honored if you choose to do the same! until later...

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Great idea! Stopping by from NTT.
*hugs*deb

bubsies boutique said...

THANKS so much for all the great encouragement, friends!

Wendy said...

What a great way to add color! I love how you displayed them on the suitcase!

Dirty Hands-Beautiful Life said...

I think my little man would love to roll a jar full of paint around!!

Hey...maybe you would like to stop by my very first "Shop Your House" party on Wednesday!

PS...stopping by from Coastal Charm. Happy NTT!!

Maureen said...

Found you on NTT Love that idea. I think it would look cool done with beachy blues & teals. Hummmm like maybe for my powder room. :)

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

I agree with Maureen, above. Beachy blues and teals would be beautiful. I have to try this with my old bottles. Found you on Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm.

alice said...

Glad to have found you from NTT. Great idea and friends did good on your display.
smiles, alice

A Cottage Muse said...

So happy I stopped by...love this! Suitcases are fabulous too!

Tausha said...

super idea! I am loving it for little pops of color! Great idea, thanks for sharing!!

Kiera said...

so very cute...I might have to pick up some clear vases next time I'm thrifting...
http://chambersmade.blogspot.com/2010/04/oopsturnedawesome.html

Lisa said...

Oh that IS a great idea! Love using what you have to spruce up and bring a little color to your space! I'll have to try this.

Heather said...

The whole display looks so dang cute! I love the bottles!!!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I love to reuse something like jars and these give a nice punch of color :)

Dirty Hands-Beautiful Life said...

I commented before that my little man would love rolling those around...that's because he's just like yours!!!

Thanks for linking up and the link is open until Tuesday so let everyone know about Shop Your House!

Have a great weekend!!

Vicky said...

Great idea for the bottles...and so easy! I, too, need some color in my spaces, and mercy do I have ALOT of bottles! Glad you partied at "Shop Your House"...that's how I found you!

Vicky @ sleeping in an unmade bed
http://sleepinginanunmadebed.blogspot.com/2010/04/im-obsessed-wth-afters.html

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Those are a great way to add a pop of color where you need it--thanks so much for linking up!