I originally shared this idea on my friend’s blog, A Fabulous Fete, and thought I’d share it with you today! I don’t know about you but I am always saving spaghetti sauce jars. I’ll even take this a step further and admit to you that I buy spaghetti sauce based on the jar and not the actual spaghetti sauce… I know! I know! I have a SERIOUS problem! Anyway, I did a very simple upcycle that can be completed in minutes. Here is how to make recycled can and Mason jar vases.
- Cans and jars
- Painter’s tape
- Newspaper or old packing paper
- Spray paint
You can use any type of can or jar. When I thought of this project I had a collection already.
First, tape off the jars with Painter’s tape. Be sure to smooth it on applying pressure with your fingers to remove any air bubbles. I like the look of glass and color, and tin and color, so I randomly taped off sections.
After you tape them off, cover the area you do not want painted with newspaper. I used old packing paper that I had on hand.
I chose Krylon’s Blue Ocean Breeze and Citrus Green.
I sprayed on one coat outside in the back yard. One coat was perfect and only took fifteen minutes to dry. I removed the tape and the lines were perfect!
I filled them with colorful inexpensive flowers I got from the grocery store.
Here are a few more pictures. I am LOVING these two colors together.
This project is great because you can play around with the colors to fit any style, holiday, or special occasion.