We turned plain glass jars into wonderful hostess gifts. Frosted paint was used to create a design on the jars, then the jars were embellished with ribbons and fresh greens.

Step 1

Create Designs

Use painter's tape to create patterns, like stripes, squares or letters, on the glass jars.

Step 2


Paint the Jars

In a well-ventilated area, spray jars with the frosted spray paint and let dry. Apply a second coat of paint. Remove painter's tape once the paint has dried.

Step 3


Wrap It in Ribbon

Cut ribbon to fit around jars with enough to make a bow. Glue ribbon around the top of the jar. Layer on a second ribbon and make a bow.

Step 4


Add Greenery

Cut the flowers, red berries and pine boughs, and add them to the jars.

Step 5


Susan Teare

Susan Teare

Finishing Touches

Add the clear marbles to the jars, then add water around the stems of the flowers.