These will definitely make cooking more fun and pretty and help me get rid of all those zip bags of spices. Each jar was only $1, so this project is as affordable as it is pretty!
- Plain glass spice jars (I used ones from World Market)
- Acrylic Multi-Surface Craft Paint
- Painters Tape
- Gold Spray Paint and Shellac (optional)
The first step was to unscrew the silver lids and spray them gold. I just sprayed the outside so that none of the food would come in contact with the spray paint surface. Once dry, you can give them a coat of shellac to help seal the gold paint and prevent it from getting all fingerprint-y.
Now for the jars themselves, give them a good wash and dry, then a swab with a bit of alcohol to make sure they super clean. Once dry, tape off a portion of the jar and use your craft paint to paint the bottom portion of the jar.
My jars took 2 coats of paint, so paint one coat on all the jars and then come back and paint a second coat. Once the paint is dry, remove the tape and let cure for several days before filling them with your spices.
I love the way the colorful spices add another layer of the color-blocking look to the jars. I tried to pair the spices with a jar color that was complimentary. Of course if you have a bunch of spices you may want to use a paint pen to write the name of the spice on top of the paint. But I can tell mine apart, so I didn’t bother with that step.
The only problem that I have now is that I want these jars out on the counter for everyone to see! They are just too pretty to be hidden in a cabinet. By the way, don’t you think these would be awesome filled with sprinkles too?!
My name is Emily, and I'm addicted to spices. Seriously, when I open my spice cabinet people look at me like I'm crazy! This is such a cute idea! Especially to display the ones I use most. Love it!
Hahaha! So funny! I have two shelves worth of spices, but use only a handful all the time.
Hello. Is it OK for someone to use your ideas for business purposes?
Ideally they are for personal recreation for yourself or as gifts, but not to make a profit. If you would like to use the idea to sell, I just ask that you give credit for the idea to me, Kara of Kailo Chic. Thanks for asking!
Absolutely. Im new at this, so i just wanted to double check. Thank you! ��
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Question for you. I came across this page when I was looking for solid coloured glass spice jars. I have zero room in my cabinets to store spices, don’t really want to install a wall cupboard, and finding enough milk glass bottles (I need about 50) comes out being ridiculously expensive. I was wondering how much paint you used? I want to paint the whole bottle (3.5″ tall french square), and if you only painted 1/3 of the bottle and had to do two coats, I’m wondering if it’s worth painting. Sorry for the long-winded question! 😉
You could always spray paint them. Much quicker and better coverage than handpainting.