I picked up these interesting little jars at a thrift store for 25 cents. They sort of reminded me of perfume jars so I thought they would be nice in the bathroom.
I painted simple sailboat scenes on the lids, and filled them with cotton balls, etc. Add a few sea shells from your vacation and place them on a coordinating hand towel (like a mini beach towel) on a shelf to remind yourself of those soothing beach days all year 'round!
Approximate Time: 30 minutes, depending on the scene you paint.
- interesting jars with one-piece metal lids
- "Goo Gone" or other sticker remover
- white spray paint
- acrylic paints, white, aqua, sky blue, coral, brown, and varnish
- large flat brush and small flat brush
- Remove stickers with Goo Gone if necessary. Wash and dry jars and lids.
- Spray paint lids white. Allow to dry as recommended on can.
- Now paint the scene. (No need to dry between steps 3 through 6). With large flat brush dipped in sky blue and then in a little bit of white, paint in "sky" with vertical strokes on top half of lid.
- Also with large flat brush, this time dipped in aqua and little bit of sky blue, paint "ocean" with horizontal strokes on bottom half of lid.
- With small flat brush tip, loaded with white paint, lightly tap in clouds.
- With small flat brush dipped in coral and a little bit of brown, add boats, with the same tapping motion.
- Add "masts" using brown. With dirty brush, dipped in white, tap in the "sails" over top of mast.
- When scene is dry, use small flat brush to paint a band of coral around edge of lid.
- When all is dry, paint 2 thin coats of varnish on lid, drying between coats.
By Cindy from Waynesburg, PA