Anyone with a baby knows how quickly those glass baby food jars can fill up the recycling bin. This DIY is a pretty, fast and inexpensive way to decorate for a baby shower or a baby’s 1st birthday – simply by dipping the baby food jars into paint.
Step 1: Pour out some paint into the bowl – you don’t need much, maybe 1/2 cup or so.
Step 2: While holding the bowl on an angle, dip the jar in, and begin slowly turning the jar as it touches the paint.
Step 3: Sit the jars right-side up to dry. I let mine dry overnight. It’s important to let them dry right-side up first so that no paint drips in the wrong direction.
Step 4: Turn the jars over for a few more hours to let the bottom dry.
I think this would be lovely with all different colored dipped jars. You could even get adventurous and double-or triple-dip them to make stripes.
Fill with flowers or tea lights, and let the celebration begin!
All photos by Kate Mathis.