Ever  wonder what you can do with all the empty jars you have left after cooking?  It is always good to recycle but why not upcylce them instead?  Today I want to share with you 2 simple ways to creatively decorate those jars!

 Project #1

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Supplies:

  • Jars
  • Small toy animal
  • Metal glue
  • Spray Paint
  • Mask

Steps:

  • Apply metal glue to the bottom of the animal and place animal on top of the jar.  Allow to dry for 5-10 minutes.
  • Once dry, take the jar top that now has the animal on it outside to spray paint it.  Make sure you are in an open area and wearing your mask.
  • Allow paint to dry completely and attach your lid to the jar.

 Project #2

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Supplies:

  • Scrapbooking paper
  • Pencil
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glue (Modge Podge is recommended)
  • Labels

Steps:

  • Place jar lid onto scrapbooking paper and trace around it.
  • Take lid and stand it on it’ side and mark around your circle to allow for extra paper to cover the entire lid.
  • Cut out the pattern.
  • Taking your scissors, make small slits all the way around the circle.
  • Fold tabs down around the jar.
  • Remove lid and apply glue to the inside of your pattern.
  • Place lid onto pattern and continue to generously apply glue all over the paper (including the top).
  • Set aside and allow to dry for 5-10 minutes.
  • Apply the lid to the jar and label it if you like.

And there you have it, 2 simple ways to upcyle those jars you have sitting around waiting to be recycled!

 

Featured image from Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/249386898092306071/