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DIY – How to paint glass jars

DIY How to paint glass jars (1)I saw this on Pinterest and have been wanting to try it for ages. I eventually got around to it last week and I am so chuffed with how they came out. 

It was obviously not as simple as Pinterest made it look but still a pretty quick and easy project to do.

What do you need


Glass jars/bottles

Paint – I just used paint I already had but I think next time I will buy craft paint.


How do you do it

  1. Make sure your jars are clean and dry. DIY How to paint glass jars (6)
  2. Pour a little bit of paint into each jar. You may need to add more, depending on the size of the jar.DIY How to paint glass jars (4)
  3. Tip the jar upside down and work the paint around the jar.DIY How to paint glass jars (3)
  4. Once the jar is covered, leave it upside down on some newspaper. DIY How to paint glass jars (5)
  5. Leave them to dry and then use to decorate your house, store your pens etcDIY How to paint glass jars (2)
  6. It can get messy so you will need to clean up the tops (I still haven’t got there yet).

Tip: If you have put too much paint in, before you leave it, let the extra paint drip into one of the other jars. 



  1. 27 August, 2015 / 8:12 pm

    they look great!!!

    I should definitely do this with the kids – we use two jars to hold pencil crayons and kokis and I have some paint lying around 🙂
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  2. 29 August, 2015 / 7:43 am

    I’m certain you’ve made it sound so much easier than Pinterest. Will try this, hopefully I have some left over pain
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