I love taking the ideas others have and making them my own. I stumbled across Gingerbread Snowflake’s blog not that long ago. I was so inspired by her lamps that I took my frugal butt down to the hardware store and bought some Modge Podge! It wasn’t cheap, because I live in a teeny county, but I wanted to make sure I made these things right! I then discovered we had only two colors of food coloring, so I had to buy the most expensive food coloring I have ever bought: it was $4!!! For a set of four itty bitty bottles! Its okay, I am over it, and I made SO many jars/vases/ etc that I think I got my money’s worth.
Ms. Snowflake has a terrific tute, so I will just show you what I came up with.
These jars were originally clear, and I bought them for 50c at the thrift store. I coated the brush with Mod Podge paint and applied stripes down the jar, not lifting the brush till I got to the end. This technique makes the jars look wavy and old timey.
Just one more, because I love how this came out:
Some vases that I picked up for 25c each and painted:
I put like three or four coats on each vase. The result is SUPER transparent if you just put a light coat. For reference, that green jars were coated two or three times.
My favorite! Spice jars that I wanted to paint to go better with my kitchen: