You know how there are heaps of painted bottles and jars all over the blogosphere? Well I just love them!!!! And I love jars so you know I just had to give it a go!
I also wanted to create something "beachy" to fit in with my decor. Now that we are heading into the darkness of Winter (sob), I wanted a reminder of summer. So my jars are beach inspired....
What I did???
Take a jar (any jar) and pour paint into it.
Swirl the paint around until the glass is evenly coated and decant the rest back into the paint container.
Allow to dry overnight
I decorated my jars with beads and raffia, anything that looked like it would work....
And there you have a cool beach inspired jar!
The colours I used were turquoise, white and yellow. The turquoise and yellow - I mixed with a little white to give it a "milky" appearance......
I am super happy with them and have plans to convert many more of my jars....
Now to find a sun filled spot to display them...
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They look beautiful Nats.Something I have never seen done before but love them.ReplyDelete
Thanks Auds - I'm so happy with the way they turned out xxxDelete
I love these! The colours are great and the little details add so much. I'm definitely going to have to try making some.ReplyDelete
Al - they are so easy - I'm going a bit crazy making more xx NatDelete
Your jars turned out great, Natalie! I think I'm starting a new inspiration board on Pinterest :)ReplyDelete
Hope your son is doing well!
Aw thanks Donata - Gabe is on the mend. I would love to see your Pinterest board xx NatDelete
Hi Nat!!! I LOVE these...I just happen to be at the beach :O) The colors are beautiful! Hope you are having a great week!ReplyDelete
Thank you Mary - your so lucky - I'm missing the beach - too cold and windy and also Gabe cant go. Im so glad your enjoying your break xx NatDelete
These are so cool! I love the colors and the embellishments! Nice job!ReplyDelete
Thanks Danni xxx NatDelete
Oh my goodness, I love these...I'm going to add a link to my post tomorrow about mine to share your inspiration as well. Thank you for sharing them. :) KarahReplyDelete
Oh wow - thank you so much Karah - your awesome! xx NatDelete
Those are gorgeous! I adore the colors and the simple embellishments really make they unique! Thanks so much for sharing and joining in the newbie party.ReplyDelete
Thanks Debbie - I must admit - I am now addicted and have been painting every bit of glass I see (ok not that bad) xx NatDelete
Love the colors you used and the raffia and stone embellishments are a perfect compliment. I just came across a huge score of vintage bottles and jars...maybe I'll try this on a few. I am your newest follower and would love it if you would follow me back. http://smallholdings.blogspot.com Thanks, SherronReplyDelete
Following you back thanks Sherron xx NatDelete
I love these jars. They look awesome. I'm your newest follower. Come check out my blog at http://sister-number-5.blogspot.comReplyDelete
Thanks Geri - Im following back xx NatDelete
Very Nice Natalie ... thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Thanks BJ xxxDelete
What a great idea! Your jars look so cheerful and beachy. What a nice way to save some "summer" for the winter months. I'm a new follower!
Thank you so much Sharla xxxDelete
I love the jars! I live just off the coast of Florida, these will be so fun to make! I'm your newest follower!ReplyDelete
I hope you do make a few Jeanne xxDelete
Wow these jars are so fabulous. I love this idea. It's like you put summer in a jar. I can practically smell the beach from here. Thank you for this wonderful post! I would love it if you would share this at our What’s It Wednesday blog party. Hope to see you there.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Paula and for the invite. I have linked up to your lovely blog xxxDelete
I love painted jars! I usually paint the outside... now ya got me thinking...ReplyDelete
Angie - I find the paint is a lot smoother when its swirled around the inside of the jar. xxx NatDelete
The jars are wonderful! Your beachy jars are getting me excited that summer is one its way over here as we are getting tired of the cold weather.ReplyDelete
I so wish it was summer again Cindy - I hope you have a great one xxxxDelete
I bought two vases today and I was going to do a Google search to find out how to colour them. They were selling purple glass vases but they were double the price. We are building a house so this way I'll get to colour them the colours I want. Now to decide on what colours to choose. I hope it doesn't get to cold in Auckland. I've been on the look out for blogers from New Zealand, it makes me feel at home looking at your blog. Thanks for the tutorial.ReplyDelete
HI Megan - so glad you like the jars - I hope you try this technique - let me know how you get on. Getting pretty chilly at the moment - its gonna be a cold winter. Its not so much the cold but the constant damp which is awful and the kids get so sick.Delete
Thanks for popping by and hope to hear from you again xx Nat
I LOVE the colors and embellishments. Featuring you today on Facebook!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for sharing at The Mother Lode linky party over at I Gotta Create!
Thank you heaps Christina xx NatDelete
Natalie I found your blog thru another one, don't remember which now, been hopping all over today.ReplyDelete
Love, love your jars. I'm so aggravated with myself as my husband hauled off a whole barrel of jars finally after sitting on side of house for a year (maybe). We are responsible recyclers so hubby decided to take them to recyclers in next town, darn, darn. Wouldn't you know that's when I started to see all these awesome jar projects. Ah well will have to collect more I guess. No jar will go un-reused.
How I would so love to be able to visit you. I love to travel and am so curious about other places and people. I have been so happy to see so many young women crafting, re-doing and sewing since I started blog hopping and discovering so many incredible blogs.
I have subscribed to your blog so I'll be visiting you often. I'm a senior citizen that has been crafting and sewing since I was a kid. If I don't have a project to or thinking of ones I can do I feel adrift.
I don't have a blog as I don't have a way to show anybody what I do, hopefully someday. Happy Day
Oh you are so lovely - thank you for subscribing - I hope you comment again as you didnt leave your name.Delete
Well I hope you find a few more jars and try this out - I'm currently painting vases now too... will share soon xxxxx Nat
This is sooo creative and pretty.I LOVE the beach and this rocks.. It'll make an awesome mother's day gift too for a shabby chic beach mommmy ;)) .. I would LOVE if you could please share it via my mother's day "gifts, tips and idea's" linky open today.. THANKS so much.. LOVELY idea.. Happy weekend ahead.. ~Marilyn http://www.theartsygirlconnection.com/2012/04/celebrating-motherhood-gifts-tips-fun.html#commentsReplyDelete
Thanks you Marilyn - I have linked up to your lovely blog xx NatDelete
Very lovely! LizReplyDelete
Thank you so much Liz xxDelete
Very cute Natalie!ReplyDelete
I love the colors you chose!
Thanks for linking up this week -
Stacey of Embracing Change
Thanks Stacey xxx NatDelete
Hi! Such bright and happy jars...great idea! What type of paint did you use? I wasn't sure if acrylic would be best?! Thanks so much! :). CarrieReplyDelete
Thanks Carrie. You can use acrylic - I have on other jars. For these ones I used the dulux test pots xxDelete
I love this! I live at the beach so this would be great! Hi I am a new follower from http://craftyhousemom.blogspot.com would love it if you visitedReplyDelete
Cool - I'm following back xxx NatDelete