As I mentioned in my Friday Finds post, I collected a bunch of old bottles and was brainstorming some ideas of what I could do with them. I decided to make pencil holders out of a few of the smaller jars that had some cool detail on them. My old pencil jars were tin cans with spray paint and string. It was time for something different.
Below is a picture from my college apartment, and you can see my old pencil holder on the right.
First I put all my pens and pencils in the jars to make sure they would all fit, and the jars were the appropriate heights.
Then I took the jars outside and gave them a couple coats of black metallic spray paint.
I liked how they looked, but I thought they needed something that would bring out the cool details in the jars. (the one on the far left doesn’t have anything special)
To try to bring out the details more I sanded the ridged areas.
You can tell from the angle above that I sanded the jars, but you can’t see a lot of difference from the outside.
Like basically no difference at all. 🙁
SO, I decided to pull out some of my craft paints and paint the insides of the jars.
I used a craft brush and painted the two jars with aqua and one with lilac. I also painted slightly on the rims too.
Here is what the jars look like from the top. I didn’t bother making the paint thick because the jars will be filled and from the outside it looks solid.
Here they are all settled on my china cabinet with some DIY canvas art I did a while ago.
What do you think? Do you like the chippy look of the jars?
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