Advent calendar using glass jars

A special surprise in every jar

These glass jars are not only jam-packed with colour and style - each one also contains a surprise that's just waiting to be discovered! The contents have been concealed with spray paint, adding to the element of surprise. Advent calendars always bring joy, and this simple take on the traditional calendar is no exception. In this Idea, edding permanent spray is used to decorate empty jam jars or other screw-top glass containers in co-ordinating colours. We opted for copper, champagne gold, telemagenta and pastel shades, but you can select your own favourite colours. With wide range of vibrant colours available, we’ve got something for everyone. edding permanent spray paints are notable for their exceptional opacity, short drying time and durable finish.

Images: MMOS

Paint markers
Permanent spray
Glass and mirror
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Products and materials

Other materials

  • 24 empty jam jars with a screw top
  • Masking film and paper to cover surfaces when spraying
  • Protective gloves, breathing mask (optional)
  • Screwdriver for removing the safety ring
  • Template with numbers (optional)
  • Carbon paper
  • Pencil

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