Lovely Little Jars

These lovely little jars are an easy home decor idea that you can re-create for any season or holiday. Remember the fall welcome sign I made last year using this same technique? It is simple and fun and only takes about 20 minutes from start to finish (minus drying time).

Materials Needed:

  • Paint — I used Martha Stewart Satin in three different shades of pink ($1.99 each at Michaels)
  • Jars — You can use recycled condiment jars, or pick some up for less than $2.00 each
  • Puffy Paint for the letters (about $1.00)
  • Embellishments — Ribbon, flowers, etc. (I spent about $4.00 total)


1.) Squirt some paint inside your jar.

2.) Shake your jar vigorously to coat the entire inside. If you don’t have a cork or cap, just put a napkin over the opening while you shake. And you can add a teeny bit of water to the inside to get the paint moving a bit, just don’t go overboard as the water will keep the paint from sticking to parts of the jar if you use too much.

3.) Repeat Step 2 for all your glass bottles, using a variety of colors if you would like.

4.) Use your puffy paint to write a letter on each jar to spell a word.

5.) Embellish & Enjoy! Add some ribbon and flowers or other creative flair!

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Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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  1. These are so cute! I’m loving the look of paint in the bottles…the addition of the lettering on the outside is awesome. Thanks so much for the inspiration. :)

  2. Michelle Lichtenstein says:

    This is absolutely adorable!!

  3. These are so cute and I’ll need to look at your fall blog using this same technique. super cute!

  4. SUPER CUTE! Where can I buy those kind of jars?