Inspired by a magazine (Simply Homemade) which I bought a couple of months ago, and my friends amazingly organised craft equipment, I decided to have a go at decorating some old jars and using them for storage. The look really effective but were easy peasy to make – here are some basic instruction, but to be honest it is a case of letting your imagination run wild!
- Old jam jars or coffee jars, with labels and glue removed
- Decorative paper
- Luggage labels
- Any other embellishments which take your fancy e.g. stickers, flowers, sequins
- PVA glue and paint brush
- Craft knife
Go mad with the glue, and decorate your jars however you like!
I have a fancy gadget with lets you cut out perfect circles to any size, and I used this to make the lid covering, which was just glued into place. I decorated my button jar with some small cardboard buttons which I got in a craft kit once, but other than that I just used different sized rectangles of paper to make the labels.
For these 2 smaller jars, I just covered the lids with a paper circle and tied a ribbon with a luggage label around their necks. I glued a small piece of matching paper to the back of the luggage label, and wrote what was in them on the blank side.