So many food items come in glass jars of varying shapes and sizes. These make great containers for recycling into a new and decorative home accent.
I have covered jars in paper, with decoupage, and covered them with birch bark. I have also painted them on the outside for a nice matte finish.
However, I had never tried the painting technique that The Latest Find used for creating a nice glossy and polished finish on her recycled jars.
She squirted paint into the jar and swirled it around making a nice coating to the inside. This gave a nice glossy look from the outside and you never have to touch the painted surface! I love this idea!
Here is a picture:
The pastel colors used here are perfect for the Spring. See how she accomplished this whole look by checking out her tutorial. The Latest Find also has a whole series on re-using glass jars that you will want to check out.
Re-using glass jars is a great way to inexpensively add some decorative accents to your home, especially when they turn out as beautiful as these jars did.