Twinkling Garden Lights
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Twinkling Garden Lights

You don't need to spend a fortune on stylish lighting for your garden - it's easy to use Valspar Stained Glass Spray Paint to transform glass jars from the kitchen into pretty, windproof tea-light holders for the garden. Dotting a number of these around the garden will look magical on warm summer nights! Courtesy of Valspar
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
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Material List

  • Valspar Stained Glass Spray Paint
  • Glass Jars
  • Sticky Circles (or Other Shapes)
  • Tea Lights
  • Newspaper

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Clean the jars with soap and water and soak off any labels. You can use mineral spirits to remove any remaining glue, but be sure to wash it off thoroughly.

Step: 2

When the jars are dry, apply sticky dots. These will mask areas of the glass so it remains colorless. You can stick them on at random, or use them to make a pattern. Press down hard to prevent color bleed.

Step: 3

Apply thin, even coats of Valspar Glass Paint in Blue and Red.

Step: 4

When the paint is dry, gently lift the dots off with the blade of a blunt knife.

Step: 5

Place tea-lights in each jar.

Step: 6

Always follow usage instructions on the reverse of Valspar spray paint cans.


Keep an eye out for jars that are an interesting shape.