Friday, September 10, 2010

Upcycling: paper covered glass jars

Every time I open one of my craft drawers, this little box of washers (that I used to make these paper clips) spills.

I was thinking about being lazy and throwing them in a baggie but I seized the opportunity to find a cute container project. I found the perfect tutorial on Design Sponge. You can check out the complete Design Sponge tutorial here.

For my jars, I didn’t have Modge Podge so I used spray mount to adhere my paper to the lids.
The paper for the orange jar is origami paper. The blue paper is from lovely design. You can find Sharilyn of lovely design's paper template here.

What a relief. I was tired of picking up all those little washers.


  1. That's a cute idea. I tried painting a bouillon cube jar lid once (like the one in the pic), but the paint scratched right off. This is a much better solution to dull jar lids.

  2. Brilliant! Found a link to this fabulous project on Dollar Tree Crafts FB page. I've been saving all my jars, but hadn't quite figured out how to transform the lids. Thank you for the perfect solution! So happy to have found your blog! Your newest follower, Jenn

  3. This is awesome! I found your project through a Dollar Store Crafts Facebook post. I can't wait to try this today! I have lots of origami paper I'd like to try with this. Thanks!


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