Jen Causey
Jen Causey June 29, 2012

DIY | painted + frosted glass jars

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Are you looking for a way to enhance your tablescape without breaking the bank? Well, here is your solution… cheap glassware, a little paint, plus fancy frosted glass finish and tada, you have a perfectly personalized glass jar… great for any occasion! Fit for a candle, flower arrangement or anything your heart desires… get your gear and let’s diy…

DIY painted and frosted jars

SUPPLIES:

  • Martha Stewart Spray Paint Kit
  • your choice in color of Martha Stewart’s Craft Paint
  • Krylon Frosted Glass Finish Spray Paint
  • cheap glass jars of any kind
  • regular tape and/or stenciling tape
  • different stickers or labels of any kind!

DIY painted and frosted jars

Clean your paintable glass surface with rubbing alcohol before you start taping and painting! Tape off the area of your glass that won’t be painted with your colored paint…

DIY painted and frosted jars

…using any type of tape, sticker or label that you choose. Press firmly to create a cute relief design!

DIY painted and frosted jars

Get creative with your placement! These jars feel nautical… but yours could be modern or shabby chic!

DIY painted and frosted jars

Using the Martha Stewart Spray Paint Kit, mix the paint and spray medium as directed on the package. Of course you can always use a regular type of spray paint, but this technique is just so much fun! Spray your glassware as desired… in a safe area, like my backyard!

DIY painted and frosted jars

If you need to turn, touch the taped areas…

DIY painted and frosted jars

Wait only like 5 to 10 minutes before carefully removing the tape. Removing it before the paint dries completely will help prevent paint from lifting off the glass.

DIY painted and frosted jars

If your paint does lift off… use a paintbrush to touch up before you add the frosted layer.

DIY painted and frosted jars

After the first coat of colored paint is completely dry, then spray on the Frosted Glass Finish… this is my favorite part! I sprayed three light coats onto the jars. When this paint is wet, it looks wet – it takes like a minute to fog up and then just looks amazing!

DIY painted and frosted jars

So fun… and gives off such a romantic light!!! The frosted look will go perfectly with any color scheme!

DIY frosted hurricane jars

As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture or a trackback – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! If you use Instagram or Twitter please use the hashtag #SomethingTurquoiseDIY. Happy Crafting!

DIY CREDITS

Photography: Something Turquoise Photography // this wedding DIY by: Jen | Something Turquoise // Martha Stewart Spray Paint Kit, Martha Stewart Craft Paint in Blueberry, Martha Stewart Blue Patterning Tape, Krylon Frosted Glass Finish in White, three cheap glass jars: all from Michaels // circle labels in Pool: Paper-Source // nail polish: Sally Hansen Salon Effects Polish Strips in Crowed Surfer

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