Sunday, February 28, 2010

Decoupaging Glass Jars & Bottles

My friend Chrissy asked me to post a tutorial on decoupage and I've been holding on to some glass jars for a while now so I finally decided to go for it and craft something new!

I started with a 12x12in piece of paper that I had from my stash of paper that was included in my Project Life album. I knew I wouldn't use all of the paper included for my album so I'm using some for other crafts. It's a beautiful dark orange and purple and I thought it would be great on a glass jar. I took my Cricut Expression and made an 11 inch scalloped square with the Accent Essentials shape cartridge.

Then I measured my jar and cut the paper down to size. I sprayed adhesive on the back of the paper and wrapped it around the jar.

Then I took Classic Modge Podge (glossy) and decoupaged the entire jar. Decoupage simply means painting over the piece with Modge Podge to seal it. When the Modge Podge was dry I glued a piece of ribbon at the bottom line of the paper. (picture 1)
I added a few sticker definitions of the words "sparkle" and "achieve" and a rub-on of the word "inspired". (picture 2)
I knew the jar needed some sparkle so I attached some Hot Fix Swarovski crystals to some of the petals on the flowers. (picture 3)
This jar is the perfect size for some Sharpies that I use for my "thank you" cards when I mail out orders. This was a simple project that just took a few hours to complete (with dry time). (picture 4)

I also made Ellie a jar to put her spare change in. I did pretty much the same thing as the above jar, but on hers I also added some glitter chipboard letters. To help the letters to stay curved as the glue dried, I used masking tape to secure them. Once the letters and decoupage were dry I added some Scripture and fairy stickers.

This post is part of my series for 2010 where I create something as often as possible (I realized that every day was unattainable for me).


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