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Great Glass Jars

 

You may never toss out an empty jar again after making these easy 'n' great glass jars. Where to find glass paints? Look out for 'em at your local art supply store. 


What You'll Need:

-empty glass jars or bottles
-tube of relief outliner
-glass paints
-thin paintbrush
-felt
-glue


What You'll Do:

1. Be sure jars are clean and very dry. Use lots of water and steel wool pads to remove labels. This is probably best to do before babysitting.
2. Using the relief outliner, draw the outline of your design on the front of the glass. If you're uneasy about drawing freehand, make your design on paper first, and then tape it to the inside of the glass for tracing.
3. Lay jar flat on a towel and let dry completely, about four hours.
4. Once set, use paintbrush to fill in different colors of glass paint. Let dry.
5. Cut out felt to glue to the tops of the lids.
6. Fill with candy, potpourri or bath salts. Add a bow to make a lovely gift for the kid's 'rents!


Note: Finished jars should not be washed with water. Use a clean, dry cloth instead.
 
-Kelly White

POSTED ON 2/6/2010 7:00:00 AM

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