Glass Jars Repurposed & Upcycled

Glass Jars Repurposed & Upcycled

People collect all kinds of things.  I collect empty jars and cans … much to my husband’s amusement.

Way out in the country, there is no curbside recycling program, so I have to get creative.

Thus, my most recent glass jars repurposed & upcycled project!

These jars are just a small sampling of the many I’ve collected.

I’m only going to be repurposing and upcycling two of the jars this time.  I’m saving the others for different projects.

Starting with the one on the left, my mom bought this bottle of cranberry juice the last time she visited and I saved it because I loved the crisscross lines on the bottle.  I knew just what I would do with it.

I’m usually not a fan of chalky finish spray paint because it doesn’t distress well on wood.  But it works fine on glass.

I gave it two coats, letting it dry between coats, then just distressed the lines with fine grit sandpaper.

I centered the “hello” transfer from the Welcome Trio transfer set.  Storm chalk paste was used for the word.

Now it’s a pretty vase!

Next up, this glass jar.

It was a thrift store find from last year.  It’s one of those snack jars that usually comes in a set and sits tilted on a wood rack with wood lids.  Mine is missing the lid, but I knew eventually I’d find a use for it.

On this jar, I used regular white spray paint since I wouldn’t need to distress it.

This time I added “welcome” with the same embellishments that I used on the tissue box holder above the the word.

However, I added some floral embellishments to this one.  These came from the January Club Couture transfer.

I used Peony Chalk Paste for the word and flowers.

I’m not a pink gal at all, but it tied in well with the faux flowers I put in the jar.

When my son and daughter-in-law were visiting last weekend, she liked it.  So I gave it to her (minus the faux flowers).

I made my son promise to buy her real flowers to put in it! 🙂

Painted Floral and Greenery Glass Jars with Chalk Couture by Knick of Time /

Vaya con Dios,


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  1. These turned out really cute Angie and went on one of my boards just for recycling bottles, jars and vases. yeah, no recycling here either except for personal use or gifting. I think , “Grow” would be cute on jars used to propagate plant cuttings.

  2. My father always said that a fresh coat of paint transformed anything. Your jars are really pretty, especially the first one. Nice.

  3. Christy Roppel says

    How pretty! For the “cranberry jar”, it kind of reminds me of a pineapple. It would be cute done in chalky yellow with some green raffia tied around the top.Pineapples are a sign of welcome 🙂

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