Introduction

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

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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

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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

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Add Greenery

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

Step 5

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Susan Teare

Susan Teare

Finishing Touches

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