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I'm sure that most of us have a number of empty glass jars and bottles at home. It's so hard to throw them away. We can recycle these jars and bottles for many purposes. I've tried to recycle them into home decor. This instructable will show how to turn these empty glass bottles and jars into artistic vase! It's very easy and cheap.

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Step 1: Materials needed

Things you'll need:-
1) Empty glass jars, bottles,
2) Glass paint, spray paint or any kind of paint,
3) Paint brush,
4) Permanent markers (of different colors).

Step 2: Cleaning and painting

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First the empty glass jars or bottles need to be cleaned.
You can use glass paint, spray paint to color the jars and bottles. But I've used wall paint because I had much left over wall paint at home. Paint carefully and neatly, cover the whole jar or bottle with paint, make sure you paint evenly.
After painting allow them to try.

Step 3: Main Design

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After the paint dries, use permanent markers to design on the painted jars and bottles. I've used black marker for the main design. I think it's better to outline a design on a paper or in your mind before starting on the jars/bottles. You can draw anything you want and it's much easier with the permanent markers.

Step 4: Detailed Design

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After drawing the main design with the black marker use a different colored marker to fill the design with more details. I used red, green and blue markers to fill in the design.

Whatever the design is make sure it's neat and clean, it'll turn out really pretty. These recycled glass jars and bottles can be used as vase or home decor. They look very artistic! I hope you enjoy making it :)

atehzab2 years ago
It's easy than I imagined when i saw the main picture! great idea.
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  atehzab2 years ago
Thanks atehzab! now that it's easy, you should make some!
pmahi2 years ago
Beautiful design! nice work.
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  pmahi2 years ago
Glad you liked it! :)
786Ayesha2 years ago
Beautiful,Typical mehendi designs.
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  786Ayesha2 years ago
Thanks! :D
sunshiine2 years ago
Nice job!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
Thank you SunShine! :)
lindarose922 years ago
These vases are so lovely and the decorations you made on them are amazing! You should enter this to some contests as well!! :)
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  lindarose922 years ago
Thank you linda! I'm very glad you like the design... I'll take you're suggestion about the contest.. :)
bajablue2 years ago
I love your ideas! They're beautiful AND beginner-friendly!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  bajablue2 years ago
Thank you bajablue! I'm glad to know that :)
shazni2 years ago
very nice...like mehendi :-)
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  shazni2 years ago
Thanx. I just noticed that! :)