in our home, we like to have some time of day, at least once, where we light a candle together. usually this is a ritual around dinner time and sometimes as a special treat at N’s bedtime when we tell stories by candlelight in her bedroom. when i recently spotted this cool glass paint, i had to pick some up so we could personalize our candles even more by upcycling some clear jars.
we set up shop out on the picnic table in the backyard with our supplies and some mason jars and baby food jars. (yes, we bought baby food specifically for the jars. N didn’t touch the stuff as a baby, as i made her food, but i figured we could use the bananas in some banana pancakes, right?)
N had such a good time painting on the glass…
after they were all painted, we set them out to dry for 48 hours (per instructions on the paint.)
then we baked them in the oven (also per paint instructions) on 325 for 30 minutes, allowing them to heat up and cool down with the oven on either side of that baking time. this allows the paint to adhere to the glass – love the alchemy!
after they had cooled, the jars were all shiny and ready for tealights and votive candles. love these little ones for our back patio!
N chose to put the large mason jar she painted on her nightstand for story time at night. magical!
she chose to put the “sunrise-sunset jar” on which we collaborated on her bedroom shelf.