Mother’s Day is coming up, and one of my favorite things is getting gifts made by my kiddos. I especially love gifts that I have helped them make. These DIY Swirl are perfect for that. My kids had a blast making them, and I just love how they turned out! Pick out some colors, pour some in, and let the kids turn and swirl the jar until they are happy! Another great thing is this is a super inexpensive project. I actually already had the paint on hand, and I up-cycled some old glass jars and candle holders! You can pick up the supplies for less than $5 if you don’t already have the items on hand.
Acrylic Paint (3-5 different colors per container seemed to work the best)
Newspaper (for easy clean up)
Cover work area with newspaper to protect your work surface.
Add a few drops of water to your paint, about a 1:10 ratio worked best for us, if your paint is older and thicker, a little more may be needed.
Add a few drops of each color into your jar.
Slowly tilt and swirl the jar to cover the entire surface of the inside of the jar.
Once the inside of the jar is coated, allow it to dry upside down so that the excess paint can drain out. Allow to dry for 24 hours before using.
How simple is that? I think I may have a slight addiction to doing this now. It was so fun and simple! Be sure to check out all of the other great DIY projects that will make great Mother’s day gifts!