Saturday, September 16, 2017

DIY Painted Jar Pumpkins

If you have been following me for a while, you know I am always trying to use things I have on hand to make into DIY projects. Have you seen or tried the new yogurt from Yoplait, called "oui?" Well, it is packaged in the cutest little glass jars, so I knew I had to save them. When I saw my friend Carrie talking about this yogurt in her IG Stories, I knew we had to do a project with them!

I am partnering with Curly Crafty Mom and Mom Home Guide to bring you 3 ways to re-purpose these glass jars! I decided to make my glass jars into pumpkin votive holders.

I am partnering with Curly Crafty Mom and Mom Home Guide to bring you 3 ways to re-purpose these glass jars! I decided to make my glass jars into pumpkin votive holders.

How to make Painted Glass Jar Pumpkins


Supplies:

Small glass yogurt jars
Spray primer
Orange acrylic paint
Small paint brush
Green pipe cleaners

Remove the labels from the jars: I washed the jars in the dishwasher, then soaked the jars overnight in a sink filled with soapy water and they pulled off pretty easily. The labels are made of some type of vinyl, rather than paper, so they peeled off in one piece.

I am partnering with Curly Crafty Mom and Mom Home Guide to bring you 3 ways to re-purpose these glass jars! I decided to make my glass jars into pumpkin votive holders.

Paint the jars: True confession time here...I did not have any orange paint, so I made my own using white acrylic paint and orange dye. (When you are cheap budget conscious, you have to improvise!) 

Once I mixed my paint, I painted 3 thin coats on the jars, letting them dry in between. The coverage still was not as good as I wanted it to be, but it would do. In hindsight, I should have used a primer on the glass jars (DOH! Mental note for next time.)

I am partnering with Curly Crafty Mom and Mom Home Guide to bring you 3 ways to re-purpose these glass jars! I decided to make my glass jars into pumpkin votive holders.

Make the "stem:" I wrapped the green pipe cleaner around the mouth of the jar and bent the end to secure it. I then took the end that was free and wrapped it around my pinkie finger to curl it, so it resembled a vine.

I am partnering with Curly Crafty Mom and Mom Home Guide to bring you 3 ways to re-purpose these glass jars! I decided to make my glass jars into pumpkin votive holders.

You could use these as a votive holder or put small flowers or other foliage in them. My husband could not really tell that they were supposed to be pumpkins...what do you think?

I am partnering with Curly Crafty Mom and Mom Home Guide to bring you 3 ways to re-purpose these glass jars! I decided to make my glass jars into pumpkin votive holders.



Head over to Curly Crafty Mom and Mom Home Guide to see what they created!

Curly Crafty Mom


Mom Home Guide

I still have several more jars, so comment below and tell me what you would make with them!

I am partnering with Curly Crafty Mom and Mom Home Guide to bring you 3 ways to re-purpose these glass jars! I decided to make my glass jars into pumpkin votive holders.

2 comments:

  1. I have an overabundance of yogurt jars still, too! I just love how yours turned out! I love how you made your own orange paint. You def. are thrifty! The pipe cleaner stem is too cute!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Thanks Carrie! I like how they turned out too!

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