Spring in a Jar
Give your spring table a fresh look using a Ball mason jar and glass paint. After a quick bake in the oven, the easy-to-use glass paints are dishwasher-safe and permanent for years of enjoyment. Fill the decorated jar with flowers for the table, candy for the living room, or a votive candle for the ...
1. Clean the outside of the jar using a little rubbing alcohol on a paper towel. Draw a spring pattern freehand or find a design online for inspiration. Using the label from the inside of the jar as a guide, cut the pattern piece slightly longer than the label. Roll it up loosely and drop it into the jar to use as a guide when applying paint.
2. Apply glass paint in single strokes using the liner brush. Moisten the brush slightly with water to help the paint flow freely and roll the brush hairs in the paint to fill the brush. If you make a mistake, quickly remove the wet paint with a little alcohol. Outline the leaves and vines in Emerald and allow the paint to dry.
3. Fill in the leaves and blooms with a round brush. Paints can be used right out of the jar or mixed together to create custom colors. Add flower petals with a simple dab of the round brush. Let the paint dry for 24 hours, and then place the jar on a rack in a cool oven. Heat the oven to 325º and bake the jar for 40 minutes. Turn off the oven and let the jar cool inside the oven.