Every time I go to an art museum, I leave wanting to stop by the paint shop for a new canvas of my own. I've tried it once and I was no closer to being the next Monet than I was at birth. But crafty boutiques? They have a little more to offer someone of my artistic level.
I recently spotted a bevvy of old glass jars that had been découpaged with fabulous fabrics. A bit pricier than I expected, I thought I'd try to do it myself. I've dealt with paper projects before, but this was my first try with new textiles. Lucky for me (and potentially you!) it was a shockingly easy project that cost very little and added personality to my guest bathroom. Find out how to create these little jars on your own!
- Empty jars
- Mod Podge (available at most craft stores)
- Paintbrushes (sponge preferred)
- Ruler or straight edge
- Take your empty jars and clean them thoroughly inside and out.
- Dry the jars.
- Cut your fabric pieces to fit the jar's flat space.
- Using a sponge brush, "paint" on a good (not too thin or thick) layer of Mod Podge.
- Quickly apply the fabric to the wet area.
- Allow the first layer of Mod Podge and fabric to dry — about 15 minutes.
- Apply another coat of Mod Podge on top of the fabric and allow it to dry.
- Tie a ribbon around the top!
Add some flowers, pencils, knitting needles, or candles to the cute cylinders. If you need ideas, check out my 10 charming uses for empty jars!