The thing I don’t love about them is the price, it can get obscene. Especially if you want a bunch of them. I figured that I could make my own with some glass paint. So I went to my local thrift store, asked for some help and made my own.
Sponge or brush (I prefer the sponge, less streaks)
Pebeo Vitrea 160 glass paint -turquoise
Pebeo Vitrea 160 glass paint thinner
You’ll want to thin out the turquoise paint to get the same appearance as real blue glass. I used one toothpick dipped in turquoise per tablespoon of paint thinner. It looked like this:
Step 3: Let it dry upside down. Wait an hour if you want to do another coat or else you’ll get ugly drag marks that won’t come off.
I made four of these babies with the empty jars that just sit on my shelf. You can’t even tell they are “knock offs”. Love it!
Check out my little helper trying to sweep up the courtyard while I was taking pictures this morning. What a cutie pie.
Author: Maria Ibbitson (Craft Crazy Mom)
Navy Wife. Mother. Photographer. Crafter. Blogger. Obsessed with glitter, cotton swabs, and the color white. Fueled by coffee, stinky cheese and red wine. Adores her family, blogging and taking pictures along the way. This blog is dedicated to life, love & diy.