If you feel that your creativity wants to go even further, you can easily paint your glass cream jar. That’s also a great gift option on any occasion.
I used empty baby food jars in my project. That’s why I needed to prime and paint my jar lids. I explained how to do it here. If you want to paint a new jar with a decorative lid you can skip this step.
How to Paint Your Jar
The easiest way to paint your jar is to use self-adhesive stencils and gloss enamels paints (which can be cured in the oven so they become permanent) or Martha Stewart paints. They become dishwasher safe after they dried for 21 days. But for cream jar painting, assuming that the cream jar is not washed often you can use any acrylic paints sealed with a clear sealant.
- Self-adhesive stencils of your choice (wide variety here)
- Paints of your choice
- Polyurethane spray sealant (for paints that scratch off easily; I used this one, but it will be cheaper to buy one at the local hardware store)
- Wipe a jar with alcohol
- Apply stencil
- Shake paint to insure it’s well mixed and apply over the stencil with a pouncer
- Let the paint dry for an hour and remove the stencil.
- Let it cure for 24h then apply one coat of clear sealant if needed. For gloss enamels follow the instructions on the packaging on how to cure them in the oven.
- Wait from 1h to overnight if you applied sealant
- Your painted jar is ready for use
Note: if you plan to draw something on a lid too do not spray it with sealant beforehand.
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