One thing that my dad taught me when I was growing up is that everything has a purpose. He saved film canisters for years, filling them with small hardware notions and doe scent for deer hunting. Following in his footsteps, I began saving prescription bottles. Antibiotics gave way to buttons, needles, and eyelets. About a year ago, I began saving jars. Most of them sat empty, without a purpose; but I got crafty with a few with these decoupaged jars. It’s a very simple craft that even children can help with.
- Glass jars, rinsed and labels removed
- Mod Podge or school glue thinned with water
- Scrapbook paper
- Glitter paint (optional)
This is more of a suggestion than a step. Put your Mod Podge in a little bowl so that it’s easier to use. If you don’t have Mod Podge, some school glue watered down a tiny bit will work in a pinch.
First cut a sheet of scrapbook paper–it’s a great time to use those Valentine’s clearance papers you found! Measuring the jar will help you in sizing. For the height, start right above and below where the jar rounds off. When measuring the circumference, add about an inch to the length.
"Paint" a thin layer of Mod Podge or glue on the jar.
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