Upcycle and reuse jam jars
How to do it
Clean the glass thoroughly and sand the lid with fine sand paper.
Paint the lid with craft paint.
Mix different colours of glass paint. You may make a light blue colour by mixing approx. one teaspoon of white glass paint with a drop of blue glass paint. Make pink by mixing approx. one teaspoon of white glass paint with a drop of red.
Put on some plastic gloves and decorate the glass jar. You may make different colours of dots on the jar using a finger. Leave to dry.
Pour a bit of glass paint into a suitable tub or onto a piece of plastic.
Place the jar inside a large cardboard box as this technique will spray a lot. Dip the brush in the glass paint. Hold the brush close to the glass jar and run a stick or similar through the bristles of the brush towards yourself. Practise this technique before spattering onto the jam jars. Leave the jars to dry for a minimum of four hours before fixing in the oven at 160°C for 45 minutes.