Monday, May 02, 2016

spice jar face vases



I love finding creative ways to upcycle and after a big clean up and organization of our kitchen cupboards, we had a bunch of empty spice jars just waiting for a new life! I thought they were the perfect size and shape for bud vases.

And of course I decided to paint the jars! After cleaning them up and peeling off the labels, I grabbed some glass paint and got busy creating.

Most craft supplies stores will sell a variety of glass paint. Since my vases were just for decoration, I didn't have to be picky about the type of glass paint. 

I started by painting the jars with a couple coats of white paint. Then with a tiny brush I painted simple faces.

You could tackle a face in a variety of ways- really simple, realistic, whimsical or quirky. I keep my vases black and white and went for quirky. Sometimes its fun to create faces that are a little funky and have some personality! I added hair and a few details but overall I kept them simple.

I let the paint dry and then baked the glass jars in the oven according to the directions.


The result are super fun little bud vases! 





16 comments:

OnePerfectDay said...

These are great!
The black and white really make the colourful flowers pop!

Sue Marrazzo said...

What a sweet idea!

Suman Pandit said...

super cute Alisa !! Each of these girls are unique !!

cococita said...

Again a super original idea of yours!
With every sort of flower or plant, these ladies will get a very different look.
Thank you for sharing!

Terri Paulson-Sasaki said...

Oh my gosh, these are so cute. I guess I will be cleaning out my cupboards today.

Mary said...

Oh Wow - These are Wonderful!! I must try this! Maybe a Frida Kahlo face with a rose. :D Thanks for sharing all your original and creative ideas!

Flier Judit said...

Pure beauty, thanks for this idea, have to try one day!

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

What a fun idea and such a statement for your flowers.

studioGypsy said...

oh man! LOVE these soooo much!! xoox

Serra güler said...

Wowww, this are very impressive

stefanie stark said...

It's always one of my greatest pleasures to visit your blog! I love your black and white ladies!

Marilyn Podoll said...

Did you ever hear the phrase "if it isn't nailed down, Alisa will paint it"? Love your imagination. Thanks for the response to my email.

Marilyn Podoll said...

It worked!

**Anne** said...

These are fantastic!

Joan Princing Art said...

These look wonderful.

Chrysoula Psarrou said...

Endless creativity! I admire you so much!!

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