Dotty Spice Jars

Dotty Spice Jars

Posted 2014-02-22 by Lindsay Lawfollow

I picked up these glass jars at a local gift shop quite cheaply, and I was keen to make them stand out in my kitchen.

I loved the square shape with rounded edges, and I immediately knew I could do something with these

I decided to decorate them with porcelain paint mixed up into pale pastel colours and used to make a regular pattern of dots.

[image 1 Pebeo Porcelaine paints come in lots of different colours. I have a primary colour set, plus green, white, and black. I used red, blue, and white to mix up some pastel blue and fuchsia for this project.]

  • Small glass jars
  • Porcelain paints (I use Pebeo Porcelaine Paints . The link takes you through to a handy box set of basic colours.)
  • Paint brushes (suitable for acrylic paint)
  • Masking tape
  • Oven (to fix the paint)

  • Method

  • First, wash the glass jars well in warm, soapy water to give the paint a clean, oil-free surface to adhere to.

  • Use the masking tape to mark out the middle horizontal line of the jar.

  • Carefully fill in around this line with small dots in a selection of paint colours. You can go for a regular, or irregular pattern, there's no set rules. Be as creative as you like. I decided to go for a solid line of white dots as a border at the top and bottom.

  • Then, remove the masking tape and fill in the dots underneath the centre line that you have just filled in.

  • Leave the paint to dry for 24 hours.

  • Heat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius and bake the jars (without the lids) for 35 minutes. Leave to cool.

  • Other ideas:
    For my second jar I decide to change it around a little. I put the masking tape on the top of the jar and completely filled in the bottom with the same fuchsia colour that I had used for the dots on the first jar. Then I did a single row of white dots above that, and then a single row of white dots around the neck jar.

    Why not experiment with different combinations of patterns and colours and let me know how it goes?


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