Monday, January 3, 2011

Inkling: Paper Flower Jar Lids

I’m trying to get my craft area a little more organized which requires more jars and containers.

Both of these jars are actually plastic. The tall jar is a vitamin bottle and the short jar is a makeup container. I cleaned out both containers and scrubbed off the labels. For leftover sticky residue from labels, I like to use Goo Gone.

The makeup container already had a black top but the vitamin bottle had a plain white childproof top so I covered it in grey wool.

Now for the fun part.
  • To make these paper flowers, cut out petals in any shape you choose.
  • Make the petals slight smaller as you near the center of the flower.
  • For these flowers, I crinkled the paper slightly.
  • Tape your petals together. I used double-sided tape in the middle of the flower.
  • You can curl the edges of the petal around a pencil or something smaller. I used a small art paint brush handle. 

Glue your flower onto the jar lid and enjoy.

This project is linked at the following:

 Get Your Craft On Tuesday
 Photobucket Texas Monkey    Gettin' Krafty With It  handmade projects Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden giveaways    Lovely Crafty Home


  1. This is a fabulous project!!!
    I would love it if you linked up to my party!

  2. Saw your project linked up over at Skip to My Lou "I Made It Mondays" and just had to come by. I love the simplicity and elegance of your paper flowers. Stunning!

  3. I love projects that use materials you have on hand! Everyone has empty containers, and sheets of paper. Who knew such a beautiful project could come from such simple supplies!

  4. These are just beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  5. So pretty. I have a bday party to go to on Friday night. I may use your idea and put a little something in the jar. Thanks!

  6. Stopped by from TT&J on Fb ...

    These are beautiful! I LOVE the detail on your paper flowers - gorgeous!

  7. How pretty and simple. It was a great idea to use jars you already had, too.

  8. What a pretty way to store your supplies. Just lovely!

  9. I would love to have jars like that in my workspace! They are elegant with crisp clean lines.

  10. Beautiful flowers! Such a great way to dress up functional items so that now they are a work of art as well! Love it! Thanks for linking up!

  11. saw you on Crafty Soiree- what beautiful flowers!! they looks so expensive and swanky :D love that it's so simple!! thanks for sharing :)

  12. What ingenuity! And inexpensive. Nice Way to dress up a jar. Linda

  13. Found you at All about you on Texas Monkey. This is pretty cool, I can think of all kinds of places to use this on different projects,

  14. What beautiful flowers! So fun to then add them to jars, great idea. I'd love to have you submit this to the M&T Spotlight:

  15. Ha! I see that you already did!! I guess I'm just so impressed by them!! :)

  16. What a lovely way to spruce up a plain jar! Thanks so much for linking up today!

  17. How fun and so graphic and the perfect texture! Love it!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  18. Cute topper! Love it!
    Thanks for linking up to Craftify It Thursday!
    Hope your having a great weekend!

  19. beautiful Carolyn! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

  20. So beautiful...your craftroom must be lovely!
    Have a beautiful day!

  21. Thank you for sharing!! Very, very beautiful!

  22. omg this is gorgeous and it reminds me of Georgia O'Keeffe big flowers.

    Thank you so much for participating at

    and linking your fabulous project, see you next week.

  23. Love it! I featured you in my wrap-up! Thanks for sharing.


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