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?!