Posted: May 01, 2013 10:00 AM
Glass canisters make great storage for the kitchen, but they can be a little plain and boring by themselves. Give your canisters some extra style with just a few easy steps!

When you are limited on pantry storage space, the counter top can be a practical spot to store staples like flour, sugar and coffee. Glass canisters are great for storage, but they aren't usually very decorative. Try these easy steps to add a little personality to ordinary glass canisters:

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What you'll need

  • Glass canisters
  • Painter's tape
  • Scissors
  • Stencil brush
  • Etch-effect paint

What you'll do

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Cut out several strips of painter's tape that are between 4 and 6 inches long. The length of the strip will depend on the size of your canister.

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Starting at the bottom of the canister, create an upside down "V" with two pieces of tape.

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Create a zigzag pattern going all the way around the bottom of the canister.

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Leave a space that is equal to the width of your tape, then create another row of zigzags that mirrors the first row.

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Keep adding rows of tape until you have reached the top of the jar. Put a horizontal piece of tape around the top of the jar.

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Go around the jar and press along the edges of the tape to make sure it has good contact with the glass.

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Pour the etching paint out on a paper plate. Dip your stencil brush straight down into the paint.

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Start dabbing the etching paint onto the glass.

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Once you have filled in all the open spaces, set the jar aside to dry.

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After the paint has dried completely, carefully peel back the painter's tape to reveal your design. Your glass jars are ready to be filled!

WARNIng!^ The etch effect paint is not dishwasher safe, so gently hand washing the canisters is recommended.

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