Happy 2012 everyone!!! I hope the holidays treated you all with lots of love and laughter! I was so busy that mine just flew by. As always with the start of a new year I am on a major clean/organization spree. Time to get rid of the old and ring in the new! Since I am organizing (once again) my sewing area I thought I would share a little tutorial on how to "dress" up your ball jars. I love any and all crafts that involve ball or mason jars. They work fantastic for storage and it adds a bit of whimsy to any area. These are amazingly easy to do...all you need is
Spray paint...any color will do. I ALWAYS have black spray paint on hand so that is what I used. Modpodge...if you have never used this stuff...RUN to the nearest store and get some. It has UNLIMITED uses!!! Cardboard...you can use cereal boxes or anything else you have on hand and scraps of fabric.
And of course Ball Jars with the lids and rings. That's it!
Remove the rings and spray paint them the color of your choice.
While these are drying take a lid and trace it on your cardboard.
Cut your circles out and set aside
Pick out scraps of fabric that you like and want to use and trace the lid on it.
Once you have all your circles cut out this is what you will end up with.
Now for the fun part....spread a good layer of modpodge on top of the cardboard piece
Do as the picture says...lol
Once the modpodge has dried gently push it into your Ball Jar ring. The cardboard will keep it nice and tight inside it. On some of them I glue them in but most of the time I don't.
and voila!!! Your newly decorated ball jar!
I absolutely love how they look on my shelf. They hold all my sewing essentials and look cute too!
These are so addicting....have fun making them...betcha' cant make just one ♥