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

Recycled Glass Jars Decorated With Frosted Paint

Recycled Glass Jars Decorated With Frosted Paint

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.

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

Painted Glass jar Vase With Green and White Polka Dot Ribbon and cut Flowers

Painted Glass jar Vase With Green and White Polka Dot Ribbon and cut Flowers

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.

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

Adding Greenery to Recycled Glass Jar Holiday Decoration

Adding Greenery to Recycled Glass Jar Holiday Decoration

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

Add Greenery

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

Step 5

Finished Recycled Glass Jars Decorated With Frosted Paint, Ribbon and Holiday Greens

Finished Recycled Glass Jars Decorated With Frosted Paint, Ribbon and Holiday Greens

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

Photo by: Susan Teare

Susan Teare

Finishing Touches

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