Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Today I have something really easy and fun to share. I've teamed up with DecoArt to create a project using their new line of glass paints. I'm armed with every color and type of glass paint I could dream of and you guys are going to love them! They are so easy to use and the project possibilities really are endless. I first used DecoArt paint when I made the Painted Wood Bead Necklace and have used them almost exclusively since. The colors are so accurate and for a designer like me, that's important!

When DecoArt approached me about trying out their new glass paints I was so excited. Honestly, I haven't done many projects involving glass, but I was up for the challenge. After a few too many times of digging through my kitchen pantry for the baking necessities, I decided I was in need of a couple of canisters to hold heavily used items like flour and sugar. I went to Michaels and found the perfect glass canisters, complete with the locking lid and I went to town. 

Read on for the complete project. 

-DecoArt Dimensional Outliner in black
-DecoArt Transparent Stain (I used red)
-2 glass canisters
-small paint brush
-outlined print to trace (I used F for flour and S for sugar)

Step 1: Tape the outline of your image to the inside of the glass jar, making sure it's straight.

Step 2: Using the DecoArt Dimensional Outliner, gently squeeze the tip and outline your shape. Go slow on this step to ensure a straight line. Allow this paint to dry overnight. 

Step 3: Once the Dimensional Outliner is dry, take the DecoArt Transparent Stain to fill in the shape. Gently squeeze the stain on the inside of the shape you made. Start with less than you think, as you can always add more later. Use a small paintbrush to make sure the stain reaches into each corner of your shape. Then allow the jar to dry in a horizontal position overnight. 

Once your piece is dry, follow the baking instructions on the package to make your design more permanent. What do you guys think? Do you like what I made?

To see more products and project ideas from DecoArt, check out their Pinterest page. There is a specific Pinterest board just for their line of glass and enamel paints too! They are also on twitter @DecoArt_Inc and I'm sure they would love for you to say hello!


  1. This is a great idea! How cute are these, and I love the tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing! I am loving all the projects that have been made using the glass and enamel paints!

    1. i'm so glad you enjoyed the tutorial. the DecoArt paints are really fun to work with. i'm excited to challenge myself to do more glass projects!

  2. Excellent idea! Kids participation making this will excite them.This is
    very affordable and fun to do.
    thanks for the share.

    1. yes, this project is very affordable and super simple. this could be a fun idea for kids to make a monogrammed version to keep trinkets and toys on a desk too!

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