DIY Painted Vases from Jars

Last weekend, when I met Monika from Life With Lovebugs, she mentioned something about keeping spaghetti sauce jars & making crafts with them.  I also knew that Barbara from Chase The Star (who was also with us), had some really cool crafts on her site with mason jars.  I decided that I would try my hand at doing something crafty!

Owl Vase Collage

I gathered 3 spaghetti sauce jars and my yellow & white Krylon paint that I got in my swag bag at the SoCal Social. Now, here is where a disclaimer is needed.  I have never spray painted anything, EVER.  I read the back of the Krylon spray paint but was still nervous.  My first jar, the yellow one, had a LOT of drip marks.  Jar #2 was better and I finally got the hang of it by Jar #3.  With the last 2 jars, I read a little bit more online (plus texting Barbara “WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?!?!”) and saw that I should use sandpaper on the jars to make the paint adhere better & that’s what helped, I believe.

DIY Vases from Spaghetti Sauce Jars

Instead of scrapping the first 2, I remembered some owl ribbon I had bought at Michael’s but wasn’t sure where I would use it (it didn’t matter, it had owls…I HAD to have it!).  The owl ribbon covered up a lot of the ugly drips mark that I made.  I also had 3 felt owl stickers that I got on clearance for $1.29 at Michael’s.  I hot glue gunned the ribbon & the owls onto the jars.  Then, I just added some pretty flowers I picked up at Albertson’s and I really like how they turned out!  Now that I have a better understanding of how to use my spray paint, watch out!  I am already on the look out for another project :)

DIY Vases from Spaghetti Sauce Jars


By: Tara Kramarsky

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  1. Those are absolutely adorable! I really love the owl patterns too! My husband loves owls! He would love to see these in our house!
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  2. Tara! These are so crafty! I love what you can do with a ‘used’ jar. Cans can be fun too! I love all of your owl creations!
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  3. Those turned out super cute! And what a great way to recycle unwanted jars!
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  4. HOW CUTE! I still have leftover baby jars. I wonder if I could do the same with those?
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  5. Sweet! Who knew owls would be all the rage, I love this project!
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  6. Those are awesome! I always hate throwing away jars and stuff cause its such a waste! You can bet I will be making stuff with them from now on! LOL
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  7. Those are so cute! I always just throw away the spaghetti jars without even thinking about them. Won’t be so fast to throw them away this time.


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