Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Blooming Jars

I save a lot of things that I plan on recycling into art. Unfortunately, these items sometimes sit around for so long that they end up getting thrown out. But, when I bought a pile of wood at an estate sale recently, I knew some of it would be the perfect match for something I had been holding on to.

I dry brushed three of the pieces of wood with white paint...

Then I painted a flower on each one...

What had I been saving to recycle into art, you ask? Jars! 
Jars that I had used to mix chalk paint.
I removed the lids of the jars, still covered in dried paint, and glued them to the centers of the flowers...

Then I used clean jar lid rings and screwed one onto each board...
then screwed the jars filled with dried paint onto the ring...

For the stems of the flowers, I used old paint brushes...

Art made from recycled art supplies!

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  1. Now these are just TOO adorable!! I love the use of the paint brushes, looks great on the old wood.

  2. Now these are just TOO adorable!! I love the use of the paint brushes, looks great on the old wood.

  3. so cute, love the colors you used. muted, but still incredibly pretty.
    enjoy them!

  4. As always...very clever! Love them!

  5. As always...very clever! Love them!

  6. That is so cool!! I love it! And so summery! I thought you might be hanging them outside, but now they add a huge amount of cheeriness to your home. Visiting from Saturday Sparks. Diane

  7. Screwing the lids onto the wood, then the jars into the lids = geeeeenius! Love your cool recycled triptych, such a great result with wonderful muted colors!

  8. Now that is one heck of a genious idea to recycle old brushes and paint/jars/wood. And you made it all look so durned adorable, one of a kind. I never fail to be blown away by all the talent out there in blog land. It's fantastic. Wish I was so talented but it's sure fun to look at it all. Happy week

  9. Love your painting, they are absolutely adorable, what a clever and
    unique idea...................makes for a fun wall for sure.
    Blessings, Nellie

  10. OH my word I love this!!! How super creative, Miss Artsy Va Va. :) Thanks for sharing on Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday - THIS is what the party is all about!

  11. Love, Love, Love! This is such a fun idea! Thank you for sharing with us at Brag About It! Please join us again next week, because I will be featuring your post! Party starts Monday at midnight!
    Have a great week!

  12. Such a cute idea Virginia! Very creative!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  13. Hi, I'm visiting from What's it Wednesday. Your jars are so beautiful. I love had made items. Have a great day.


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