Ever wonder what to do with all of those jars you save? Perhaps you are like me and end up with a bunch of salsa and sauce jars full of your crafty stuff.
I love putting small objects in clear containers, so I can see what I’m grabbing, but those drab lids HAVE TO GO.
I used an old but never-fail trick to spruce up mine: decoupage.
It’s SUPER easy (because that’s ALL I have time for)
What you need:
◦ Mod Podge
◦ Sponge Brush
◦ Pretty Paper/Cardstock
◦ Old Glass Jars
Lets make those lids PRETTY:
1. Trace the lid onto the paper of your choice.
2. Cover the inner circle (shaded black) with Mod Podge and adhere to the lid. Hold tight for a few seconds to let the glue dry a little.
3. Then coat a few flaps at a time with Mod Podge and adhere to the side. It helps to only do a few at a time.
(If you measured good, your flaps should line right up to the bottom of your lid, if not, don’t worry, you can trim them up a bit. This way they are not folded over the lid, thus preventing the lid from screwing on)
4. After all flaps are glued down, coat top and sides with Mod Podge to seal. Running your fingers along the side to smooth and really seal those flaps.
(Sorry for the lack of “How to make it” pictures. I had them all, then accidentally deleted every single picture off of my camera. GAH. Was NOT happy.)
Hope you love this as much as I do.
Off to put the finishing touches on another DIY project that is in the works.