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May 3, 2011

Painting Glass Jars

I am painting some large inexpensive glass containers to store some flour and sugar.

This is a work in progress because 1) the glass paint is still drying and 2) I didn't paint the second one because I couldn't get the jar clean (there was glue that wouldn't come off!).

It is an easy project, there are just a few steps. Here are the materials I used:
Clean glass to be painted
PermEnamel, an air dry paint for glass and other materials
Template, I printed some words on paper.
Tape and Scissors

PermEnamel supposedly takes 10 days to fully dry before you can wash the container. I can easily scratch the paint off now which is good for cleaning up my wiggly paint job, but hopefully it is more secure once the ten days are up.

To start I cutout my template and taped it inside the container so I could easily trace it through the glass.

Next I used the paintbrush and traced with the PermEnamel. My hand was a bit shaky, but like I said above it is easy to scratch away any mistakes. I have been using a toothpick to scratch and smooth my lines, this is working pretty well.

The sugar container hasn't really been started, I was having lots of trouble completely removing the glue that secured the metal 'snack' label so I had to get a razor blade to finish the work. I should have this project complete next week and I will be a tiny bit closer to having an organized pantry.


  1. I love the color and the font, it has an antique look to it.

  2. Love the jars! Where did you find them?

    1. Thanks! The jars were from WinCo Foods, a grocery chain.


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