DIY Tutorial: Upcycled Glass Jars – Operation Overhaul
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DIY Tutorial: Upcycled Glass Jars

December 2, 2014

OOH - Upcycled Glass Jars Tutorial Cover

While doing a fridge clean out that day I collected a sizeable number of  glass jars from jams, pickled vegetables and other sauces. I also had these mason-jar-lookalike from a previous event and decided that these glass jars could be so much more beyond just storing your spaghetti sauces!

It’s a super cost efficient way to add to your home decor and looks super cute together in a gradient scale as well.

OOH - Upcycled Glass Jars Tutorial Materials

Materials needed:-

  • Empty glass jar (you don’t need the lids)
  • Acrylic paint
  • Jute twine
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors (not pictured)

OOH - Upcycled Glass Jars Tutorial Pour Paint

Step 1. Squeeze a generous amount of acrylic paint into the clean jar. Remove any sticker labels beforehand.

OOH - Upcycled Glass Jars Tutorial Mix Colours

Step 2. Rid the need to pre mix paint by mixing it in the jar! Feel free to get creative with the colours but mix well so that the primary paints don’t show from the outside.

OOH - Upcycled Glass Jars Tutorial Paint Walls

Step 3. Using the paintbrush, spread the paint from the bottom of the jar up on the inner walls. Try to go in the same vertical direction to avoid random streaking.

OOH - Upcycled Glass Jars Tutorial Paint Mouth

Step 4. Do remember to also paint the inner walls near the mouth of the jar. Wipe off any excess paint on the rim. Leave to dry.

OOH - Upcycled Glass Jars Tutorial Wrap Jute

Step 5. After the paint has dried (I left mine overnight!), start wrapping the jute twine where the grooves of the lid used to be. I didn’t use any adhesive and simply tucked the ends in.

OOH - Upcycled Glass Jars Tutorial Tie Knot

Step 6. Cut another piece of jute twine and finish off with a ribbon!

OOH - Upcycled Glass Jars Tutorial Finished Product

Step 7. You’re done! Fill with flowers, branches or use it on your tabletop to keep pens and stationery.

OOH - Upcycled Glass Jars Tutorial Gradient

OOH - Upcycled Glass Jars Tutorial With Flowers

OOH - Upcycled Glass Jars Tutorial

We’ll be stoked to see your take on this project! Remember to follow us on Instagram at @operationoverhaul and hashtag us at #oohsg :) A series of our own Christmas tutorials are also coming up on the blog so do look out for it as our favourite holiday arrives!

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