Decoupage & Painted Jars

I found these cute jar projects on Pinterest.  Imagine that!  Anyway, I got busy!

I ripped up some old clothes  instead of buying material and I used old jars from around here, of which I have many. I.um.have.a.thing.um.for.jars! 

Actually, I have three fun and easy projects to show you today. 

First, the small jars:

I ripped up some old clothes and made some material to work with.

scraps

I ended up with some pretty patterns.

material

Then I got the jars washed, and cut up the scraps to fit the jars.

jarwithstrips

You are going to get your fingers messy!

gluestrips

But it is fun!  Here are the two I did today with this method.  I am not finished, they need to be cleaned up on the outside.  I’m also going to leave the scrap hanging over the top of the rim.  I like it.

dryingjars

I’ll  show you them with a candle and all cleaned up next time. They need to dry completely.

Then I got busy on my next project.  I need a tall jar for all my paint brushes, so here it is.

I used a material flower cut from my material and then I decoupaged it inside the biggest jar.

jarflowerscissor

I wasn’t sure what color, but today was a pink day.

jarwithflower' 

I actually like it clear, but I wanted to try the painted method.  You just pour the paint in and swirl it around and then dry it upside down.

upsidedownpaint 

There is a lot of paint that comes out, so I poured that back in the bottle.

Now for my third and final project.  Remember when I painted this box white not long ago?  I pulled it out and decided to finish it while everything was drying.

whitebox

So I got busy with yes, pink paint!

boxproblem

I had to figure out what to do with that bad spot so I just hot glued on this flower.

boxwithflowr

I think it added a little something!

So there ya go, my busy day. 

boxpaintedjar

I needed a creative day.  I mean, I know I am not a Picasso, but I do love these moments.

finished

I will be making many more of these jars!

finished2

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On another note, I had to put an I.O.U. into my 52 Week Challenge today.  But I will make it good!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

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6 thoughts on “Decoupage & Painted Jars

  1. So very pretty!

    I wish I had your skill at crafts. My house would be so much cheerier. 🙂 (As it stands, I just count on the cat to class the place up and add some personality.)

    • I wish I thought of my kitties as classy. They sure think they are, but I think they are messy! You probably don’t have to share a room with yours! 😉 Know what I mean?
      Glad you like the jars! So easy! Just start saving some material and jars and go for it!

      • The litter box is in an entry way to my room – a 6 by 8 foot mini-room right outside my bedroom. Besides, my cat wears a tux. 🙂

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