Tutorial: Frosted Jars
|I once held syrup. Now I am a sweet vase.|
They make lovely recycled tea light holders, storage containers, or vases. You could do this on any plain glassware. The only caveat being, I doubt it's dishwasher safe. I used frosted glass coating spray paint, rather than etching solution which is a little harder to work with.
Frosted Jar Tutorial
Materials: jars or glassware, contact paper or masking tape, frosted glass coating spray (I used the Excel brand. There's a picture below), newspaper
Step 1: Remove labels and all adhesive residue from your glassware.
The following method works pretty well: 1) Soak jars in water for 30 minutes, then scrape off all paper. 2) rub vegetable oil (or any cooking oil) into the adhesive to loosen it. A rub of your fingers might be enough to take it off, but for stubborn glue, gently rubbing steel wool or a scouring pad over it will help. 3) Wash with dish washing liquid and water. You may have to repeat 2 and 3 to get the jars really clean.
|There's lots of love here.|
Note: Holding the glass as shown in the photo isn't the best method. If you have an old rag, or a rubber glove, put that over one hand, and stick that hand into the opening of the jar so you can paint all the way to the top.
|Not the best way of doing it.|
|This is the paint we used.|
|Somewhat natuical decor?|