5 Super Cool Ideas To Paint On Glass Jars

Learn 5 original techniques to update your jars: from using chalky paint for a vintage look to getting a stained glass effect.
Painting glass jars with chalk paint can give a super cool vintage look.

Painting a glass jar can be an amazing way to get creative and make something unique without much difficulty. It is a great craft for just about anyone, as it doesn’t require any previous experience or special tools. With just a few basic supplies and a few easy steps, you can have a beautiful glass jar to showcase your creativity. You can choose to stick with the basics and make a minimalist design or get more detailed and create a complex masterpiece. The possibilities are endless and the end result is sure to be something you will be proud of. So let me show you the coolest painting glass projects I could find by surfing the web.

Painting mason jars with chalk paint

If you are looking for a vintage look, chalk paint is the way to go on glass. You can use any type of chalk paint, from spray to house paint. However, what I love about the project below is that Jenny from Refreshliving.us used Chalk Finish for Glass paint by Americana. That way if you have a project that you want to be able to put in the dishwasher, you can totally do so AFTER curing in the oven.

Full tutorial on RefreshLiving.us

Painting glass jars from inside

If you have a clear glass jar, you can paint it from the inside! You can use any type of paint, but if you want a glossy finish, you should use acrylic paint, even better if its specifically made for glass.

Using a gravity, you can simply pour paint inside the jar, put it upside down, and swirl it to get gravity do its thing. You can even use multiple colors for a “rainbowy” effect. You can also create a stained glass-like design using a few drops of food coloring. In order to create a stained glass-like design, you can add a few drops of water to your paint to create a thinner consistency. This will allow your paint to run down a bit and create a more textured finish.

Full tutorial on ModernMomLife.com

Painting glass jars for a stained glass effect

You can create a stained glass-like design by painting your glass jar using Gallery Glass paint, or making your own paint by mixing clear glue and food coloring! In the example below, Linda from MasonJarsCraftsLove.com created a super cool pattern inspired in the Dutch painter, Mondrain.

Image By MasonJarsCraftsLove

She used Gallery Glass Peel and Stick Lining to draw the lines, then connected the gaps using black liquid leading, and finally painted some squares with red, blue and yellow Gallery Glass Paint. Two coats!

Gallery Glass Instant Lead on Amazon.

For this effect, you can also make your own paint by mixing clear glue (regular school glue works just fine) with one or two drops max of food coloring. Some people use alcohol ink instead of food coloring which in my opinion works just as as nice. Although, alcohol ink is more pricey.

If you are planning to do more than one layer of paint, don’t forget to let the first dry up properly.

Image By MasonJarsCraftsLove | Gallery Glass has a new image for this type of paint but the results are the same.

Full tutorial on MasonJarsCraftsLove.com

Painting glass jars with acrylic

If you are ready to expand your artistic abilities you can also use your jars as a canvas. Look at what MystyqueArt did with this squared shaped glass.

First she covered the glass using what looks like regular acrylic paint and a sponge. Then, she painted the tree with a thing brush. The wow factor is that she used tools from a stylus for the flowers and brushes for the leafs to a bit of scotch tape made into a small ball to sort of stamp the green tree leaves in the summer. So smart!

Watch the full video by MystiqueART here

Painting glass jars with Mod Podge

The Mod Podge method will sure be a roller coster of emotions. No wonder all of those painting glass gurus of the internet say that, while a combination of Mod Podge with one 1-2 drops of food colouring with water is the way to go for a stained glass effect. Apparently, the measures also depend on the size of your jar and on how intense you want the color to be.

So, test and error is the way to go. The good news is that if you don’t like your results, you can simply soak your jars in warm soapy water and start over.

For these amazing cranberry glass effect, Carolyn from Carolynshomework.com, used 2 tbsp of Gloss Lustre Mod Podge, 1-2 tsps of water, 2 drops of blue food coloring and 3 drops of red food coloring.

She poured a good bit of the mix into the glass, swirled it over to coat all of the inside of the glass and then let it dry upside down. 

You will note the color you get its nowhere near the final results but this will happen when the product starts drying up.

Painting a glass jar can be an amazing way to get creative and make something unique without much difficulty. It is a great craft for just about anyone, as it doesn’t require any previous experience or special tools.

With just a few basic supplies and a few easy steps, you can have a beautiful glass jar to showcase your creativity. You can choose to stick with the basics and make a minimalist design or get more detailed and create a complex masterpiece. The possibilities are endless and the end result is sure to be something you will be proud of.

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