Painted Amber Glass Jar: Target Dollar Spot Hack

Recently I picked up a couple of amber glass jars from the dollar spot at Target.  At only $3 a piece they were perfect for fall decorating and for using around the house for stems and grouping in arrangements.  But after a while I decided to give the jars a shabby look using some white chalk paint, which would work well for our home all year long.  In all I spent $2 to switch up the look of these jars!

Glass jar DIY is given a 3D look and painted. DIY vintage glass jar.


  • glass jar – this came from the dollar spot in Target for $3
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • craft chalk paint – this little jar came from Hobby Lobby for $2
  • paint brush
  • newspaper/paper plate/ something for drying

step one |  Starting with a clean glass jar add your design to the glass jar.  To find easy designs you can search for “flower vectors” on Pinterest.  (or click here: I searched for you).  To replicate mine start from the bottom of your jar and “draw” out 4 stems.

Use a hot glue gun to create a 3D effect on glass jars.

hint: You can draw this on with chalk first if you are scared about free-handing the image.

After completing the stems I added a series of dots of glue at the end of each stem for the flower.

Create a simple design using a hot glue gun.

step 2 |  After the glue has cooled it is time to add the paint.  If you want a solid finish then you can paint on a thick coat of the chalk paint and allow the jar to dry.  Craft paint would also work well, but I personally love the finish from the chalk paint.

Use chalk paint to give a glass jar a chalky vintage finish.

For a worn or shabby look you can use a dry brush technique to paint the jar.  To do this you can dip your brush into the the paint and then wipe off the brush on a paper plate or newspaper.  Then take the brush and paint the jar with what remains on the brush.  It will go on thin and spotty.  You can always go back over with more paint to create a thicker finish.

Chalk paint applied in a dry brush technique.

hint: Paint the jar in the same direction.  Strokes will show up with a dry brush technique and you want them to all be going in the same way.

Allow to dry and your jar is ready for use!  Wouldn’t this be a great way to reuse glass jars of different shapes and sizes?

DIY vintage jar. A basic glass jar is given a 3D design and a chalky white finish.

DIY Card Catalog Storage Cabinet + The Creative Corner Link Up

Somehow I’ve gone an entire week without posting anything.  Something I told myself I wouldn’t let happen again!  Ack!  But the truth is I’ve been busy working on all kinds of things behind the scene for this little online space of mine and I am hopeful that soon I’ll be ready to share all of the changes with you.  For now I want to start off this week with an awesome DIY project you are sure to love!

The Creative Corner link party | Come to inspire, stay to be inspired. Share your latest DIY, craft, and home decor posts!

Last week Cottage In The Oaks linked up her DIY Card Catalog Cabinet.  And I bet you won’t guess what is hiding in this cabinet!  (Okay, yeah it’s her TV.)  How cool is that!?  You’ll defiantly want to head over to her post and check out the full DIY.

DIY tv storage that looks like a card catalog!

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Shabby Chic Christmas Gift Wrapping from The DIY Mommy.

Football Themed Popcorn Box Craft from The Southern Couture.

Quiet Time Tools from The Logbook.

Currently In October & Giveaway! from Curly Crafty Mom.

One Room Challenge Week Three from Joy In Our Home.

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