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DIY Tutorial: Upcycle Food Jars Into a Beautiful Vases

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No one loves a good mason jar craft more than us. However, we pile up dozens and dozens of glass food jars in the recycling bin. Why not just use those to make beautiful things for your home?

After our next Italian dinner, we took the sauce jars and got creative. With a little bit of frosted glass spray paint, we made these gorgeous vases. This is a super simple DIY project you can do during a lazy afternoon!

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Here’s what you need:

  1. Glass food jar (or multiple)
  2. Masking tape
  3. Frosted glass spray paint
Old food jars

You can upcycle these glass food jars in 4 easy steps:

How to turn food jars into vases with frosted glass spray paint.

Can’t do this now? Save it for a rainy day!

Easy upcycle project.

Step 1 – Clean the jar.

Remove the label and wash the jar. The best way to remove the label cleanly is to let sit in hot water for 10 minutes or so. Let dry.

Clean old food jars.

Step 2 – Place the painter’s tape in a pattern.

There are so many ways you can do this. Here we did both vertical and horizontal stripes but you can do any variation of patterns. You can even use round stickers to make a polka dot pattern.

Place the painter’s tape in a pattern.

Step 3 – Spray paint!

Spray the jars with frosted glass spray paint over a plastic bag. Let dry. This should only take about 45 minutes to an hour.

Spray glasses with frosted glass spray.

Step 4 – Peel off tape.

Slowly peel off the tape so you keep the clean lines.

Peel off tape.

Add some fresh flowers and you’re done! Imagine all the versions you can make for different holidays. 

Home decor hack.

Mr. Bear surely enjoyed the new vases 🙂

Home decor hack.

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