DIY | painted looking glass table numbers
Are you looking for a cute and unique way to number your wedding tables? If so, this project is perfect for you! So quick, so easy, and I’m obsessed with the look! The picture below doesn’t do these gorgeous table numbers any justice! They would look adorable lighting up any style of centerpiece… use for your table numbers or as any other decor… the versatility with this special Looking Glass Spray Paint from Krylon is endless! I have my ‘J’ lantern lit right now as I am typing… and I love it!
Supplies: Krylon Looking Glass Spray Paint (this exact paint is a must!), glass jars, large sticker numbers – or letters, and alcohol. My large stickers are from a scrapbooking store near my home, which will be your best bet in finding really large stickers. Many of you crafters also have a cricket, which you could use to cut any size letters out of sticker paper.
First, start by cleaning your glass. Using the alcohol dabbed onto a paper towel, make sure to wipe down every part of the glass that will be painted. This will remove anything from greasy finger prints to price tag goo. Let the alcohol dry.
Next, firmly apply your choice of large number or letter to your glass jar – my ‘J’ is for Jen :)
Move outside to your favorite ‘spray paint location’ and start spraying. The directions say to shake vigorously for two minutes and continually shake in between sprays and coats. If you need to, gently turn your glass making sure to only touch the bottom.
I painted four light coats on each jar. In some areas the paint pooled and dripped a little, but with the coats of paint that followed, the drips disappeared. Multiple lighter coats are better than one heavy coat.
Once your jars are completely dry, gently peel off the stickers. If you scratch at the paint, it will come off – so I used my scissors to push the sticker up instead of scratching my nails on the glass. You will notice on the top part of my 8 there was a little bleeding, use your finger nail to scratch away any paint that bled. Add your candle and it’s a wrap! The gorgeous sheen of the new mirror look makes the flame of your candle dance around the entire glass jar!
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Photography: Studio 11 // Diy: Jen | Something Turquoise // Krylon Looking Glass Paint and all three glass jars: Michaels // large number/letter stickers: Basic Grey // nail polish: Essie, Turquoise & Caicos