Jars! Jars! Jars! Wether they are in your garage, your cupboards or your recycle bins, jars are all around us! They are handy for storage and trendy for decor and I'm going to show you 5 ways you can make over your jars right now!
1. Distressed and Painted
Make sure your jar is washed and dried. Choose a color of paint and using your paint brush, paint a couple coats of paint all over your jar letting it dry in-between coats. You may want to paint more coats to get a darker shade, or less, it's up to you!
Once you are done painting and it's completely dry, then you can take your sandpaper and gently rub your jar. I chose to focus on the corners and the lines and words embossed in the jar. Again, be creative and do as little or as much sanding as you would like to get your desired look!
When you are finished you can add some twine around the middle or top of the jar for a nice accent!
2. The Vintage Look
This one is super easy and fast to make. Simply cut your burlap to fit the height and circumference of your jar and glue it on. I just put a couple dots to hold it in place on one side and then just a strip on the other side to fasten it.
Then cut your lace to fit around the middle of your jar and glue it the same way. You can add twine around the top as well!
3. Jars for Storage
The easiest tutorial today! Or ever! (LOL) Find some cute lace and glue it around the top of your jar!
It's so easy, yet so cute that you can make multiples and they would look amazing together!
What I love most about this one, it that it's great for store things out in the open. You can see right through the jar so you know what's in there, but it looks clean and organized!
4. Glitter Jars!
Once you have cleaned and dry your jar, cover it with mod podge or glue using your paint brush. Don't worry about getting it on the bottom or inside, we only need to glitter all around the outside. When the jar is covered sprinkle the glitter all over! I like to put a tray underneath my work space and then go overboard with the glitter, then after I can pour the excess back in the container.
When you're finished, put the jar on a piece of newspaper outside and lightly spray over all the glitter with a lacquer to keep the glitter on the jar. I like to do this process a couple times so that no glitter falls off. Just make sure you let it dry in-between coats.
5. Mod Podge Jars
Do you remember using mod podge in Elementary School? It was so much fun to create collages and other projects using mod podge!
Wash and dry your jar thoroughly. Cut a piece of paper to the height and circumference of your jar. You may need two pieces depending on the size of your paper and jar. You don't have to punch a shape in your paper, I did because I put a candle in mine and thought it made a great decor piece for on top of our piano! If you don't have a punch you can cut out a shape with a craft knife. Line your paper against your jar and see where you want to punch a shape out, I did two hearts on opposite sides of the jar.
Using your paint brush, cover the jar with mod podge. Then starting at one end, roll your paper onto the jar over the mod podge, smoothing out any wrinkles and bubbles. Once it's on you can paint over top of the paper with the mod podge giving it one to two coats.
I'm Amanda -a wife, mom of two and small business owner- living on the West Coast and sharing my love of crafting with you! Here you'll find DIY projects, tutorials, crafting tips and so much more!