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All That Glitters – DIY Gold Jars

If you have some spare glass jars lying around in your home, this will be a great chance for you to make use of them! For this DIY project, you really just need 2 items – gold metallic spray paint, and a glass jar. While it is very easy to do, make sure that you take note of our little tips, so that your gold jar turns out perfect. 🙂

1) Clean

And by this I mean, really clean it. The most important thing is to make sure that you wipe off any fingerprints on the jar, because it will be visible even when you spray over it!

2) Spray

Now comes the spraying part. Shake the can, then start spraying side to side. Do not spray too close to the jar, because it will cause the paint to drip – a distance of about 12 cm is about right. The key is to apply constant pressure on the nozzle, so that you can get a smoother finish.

Ensure that you have evenly sprayed the entire jar. At the same time, you do not want to spray too many coats of paint, as it will dull the metallic finish. Usually, one coat is enough to achieve a smooth finish.

Ta-dah! You’re almost done. Now all you have to do is to dry it for about an hour. You definitely would not want any marks on your new masterpiece!

So there you go, your very own DIY gold jar that you can use to hold flowers and other decorative items! It is the perfect way to add some sparkle at home, without going overboard 😉

If you have any other creative DIY ideas, you can share it with us at mynicehome@mailbox.hdb.gov.sg or via our Facebook page.

By Atikah Razak
March 23, 2017


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