I had a baby shower for one of my best friends and wanted some cute decor that she could use for her nursery afterwards. Her colors were a unique combination so I decided to try making the decor. It ended up being adorable and easier than I had expected. I did color blocking in her nursery’s colors on empty baby food jars. Check out the steps below for how to make these and be creative: take them to neighbors, use them for floral arrangements, or leave them empty.
Items you need:
- empty baby food jars
- baking soda
- vegetable oil
- spray paint
- acrylic paint (in the colors you want)
- painters tape
- paint brush
Step 1: Start by cleaning the glue from the label off the baby food jars.
- Mix together equal amounts of baking soda and oil – a tablespoon of each should be plenty for just a few small jars.
- Rub the mixture on the sticky parts of the jar.
- Let it sit for 30 minutes.
- Rub with an abrasive sponge or steel wool.
- Wash well with soap and water.
Step 2: Spray paint jars.
Once the jars are cleaned and dried spray them with the base color that you want for your jars. My base color was white.
Step 3: Color blocking.
Once the spray paint has completely dried (it is best to let it dry for at least a full day), put painters tape on the jars in different designs.
Step 4: Paint one color at a time on each of the jars.
To be efficient, select one color at a time to paint on the jars. Then choose another color until you’ve completed all the painting.
Step 5: Add coats of paint.
If you need multiple coats, let it dry in between, and add as many as you need. I needed around 3 coats to fully cover the white.
Step 5: Fill with a darling floral arrangement.
Good luck and I’m sure yours will be even more cute 🙂