Did you know that it can take millions of years for glass to break down? Did you also know that the Clean Air Council found that only 23.1% of glass gets recycled?? That is not even a quarter of all glass disposed of! I find that alarming in this day and age where recycling programs are so readily available.
Facts like that are what fuel my *obsession* with upcycling (and recycling for that matter!). Glass is such a sturdy medium and I just hate seeing it discarded. It has quickly become one of my favourite things to work with and recreate.
There are so many things that you can do with glass jars but because pretty much everything I do involves some type of paint… I usually paint them 🙂 You can use pretty much any type of paint on glass jars but I have found though that different types offer different benefits.
Latex paint covers glass jars beautifully but does not allow for excessive distressing. The intensity of the colours are one of the things that I love most about putting latex on glass. When you try to distress latex though, it does not chip away very easily and instead looks like scuff marks…
No matter what paint you use, glass and paint are an incredible combination that allow for fun and creativity at any time of the year!