Crafts with Jars
I usually recycle my glass jars, but I also tend to keep a whole bunch of them for crafts.
Glass jars, of course, are great for storing things. For one thing, glass jars are clear so you can see what's inside making them perfect vessels for all sorts of things. And the shape and size of some glass jars are just too beautiful to throw in the recycling bin.
I painted the lids of these three glass jars and will give them to my grandkids with Easter candy. Don't worry, I'll divvy up the goodies so one poor kid doesn't just get Smarties. (Though, I personally love Smarties!)
Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood
How to Paint Jar Lids - Click a small image to enlarge the photo and see the instructions.Click thumbnail to view full-size
Everything You Need to Make Painted Jar Lid Crafts - You Provide the Jars and Lids, Of Course!
Embellish the Jar Lids
Paint jar lids in neutral colors and decorate them with paint (dots, stripes, flowers, whatever you like) or decoupage a vintage image to the lid.
Keep these jars on hand to use for small gifts. Fill with tea bags, candy, hair barrettes, gum, mints (I could go on and on) for a quick gift.
Jar Crafts - When you start with recycled jars, these crafts are budget friendly.
- Baby Food Jar Crafts - Snow Globes
Baby food jar crafts are a fun way to use up those jars! Create these amazingly beautiful snow globes out of your jars with this step by step tutorial.
- Baby Food Jar Crafts - Make Baby Night Lights
Easy baby food jar crafts tutorial. Make your own baby night lights lamps from your old baby food jars. Cute and easy DIY nursery decor.
- Animal Jars Craft for Kids - Recycled Animals Jars Earth Day Kids' Craft - Kaboose.com
Recycle jelly and sauce jars to hold all your little toys, item, and coins. Give your glass a new lease on life by making these adorable animal buddy jars to display in your room! Makes a fun Earth Day craft for kids that is also environmental friend
- Mason Jar crafts, Mason Jar pendant lights, Mason jar candle | Momcaster
Mason jars are more popular now than ever before. I've found some of the coolest, most eye-popping things you can make with Mason jars!
- A Very Merry Mason Jar Monday! Weeping Cherries
A Very Merry Mason Jar -- Mason Jar Snowmen -- Aren't they cute? As I was scanning google images for holiday craft ideas, I ran along this one and thought it would be perfect for this week's Mason Jar Monday. You could display them or fill them with
- Hand Painted Mason Jar Lantern Canary Yellow Tinted by LITdecor
Inspired by Moroccan decor details and henna patterns, LITdecor produces quality candles and lanterns to spice up your home or event decor. This unique
- Dollar Store Crafts -- Paint a Geometric Apothecary Jar
Bright colors and bold geometric patterns always go well together. It's like a one-two punch of attention-grabbing fun! With a little bit of tape and some bright spray paint, Allison from Dream a Little Bigger turned a plain glass jar into this sho
Make your own snow globes
with small glass jars.
Craft Supplies for Jar Crafts - Use felt and paper to dress up jars and lids.
Gifts in a Jar
From baking mixes to candles
Glass jars are perfect beginnings to gifts. You've seen the baking mixes in jars with the pretty layers of flour, brown sugar, sugar, and chocolate chips. These make wonderful gifts for a housewarming or a new baby or any other occasion when you're just dropping by and want to take a friend of family member a little something.
Jars to Keep for Making Gifts in a Jar: pasta sauce jars, large peanut butter jars
Jar candles are so popular, but they can be pricey. Make your own candles using recycled jars and add scent to match the recipient.
Or make Soup in a Jar Recipes for gifts.
Jars to Keep to Make Candles: small decorative jars like jam jars, pickle and olive jars, baby food jars
Another way to use jars is to add vintage jar labels to any jar to instantly transform it into a lovely vase or jar for your bathroom shelf. This jar shown is an old liquor bottle, but I think it looks downright respectable with the vintage kitty and rick rack and vintage charm!
Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood
Labels for Jar Crafts - Adhere with decoupage glue
Do You Keep Glass Jars?
Do You Keep Glass Jars?
Gifts in a Jar - Keep those glass jars and make gifts for all occasions!
Everyone has to eat. Give a gift that will be used and enjoyed! Gifts in a jar can be soup mixes, brownies ready to mix up (they have to add the eggs and butter, of course!), and S'mores! How fun would those be to make up and give?
- Gifts in a Jar | Organized Christmas
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- The crazy life of us: Christmas in a jar!
So I'm officially excited. I've done a bit of research to find Christmas gift ieas in a jar or bottle and found some gorgeous ideas! so here is the top 5 super cute homemade christmas in a jar gifts......
- Food Gifts in a Jar -- At Home with Kim Vallee
You can't really go wrong with an edible gift, especially if it's homemade and thoughtfully packaged. Never unappreciated, food gifts are a great option for the "extra" people on your list - like the mailman, your child's teacher or a kind neighbour
- The Creative Mind -- S'Mores in a Jar
Ohh...I love s'mores. Almost as much as I love Nutella :). Those two things have been the things I crave the most these days. I don't know what it is about s'mores?
Terrarium Jars - Recycle bottles and jars to make terrariums
- Recycling bottles into terrariums
Recycling and reusing bottles and jars by making a terrarium.
- Floss Angeles: DIY Terrarium Tutorial At West Elm
What’s the first thing you want to do after getting a fresh mani…go play in the dirt! Obviously I’m hitting ya’ll with a bit of sarcasm, but that’s exactly what I did this weekend. This past Saturday, the West Elm store on Beverly Blvd hosted Rolling
Terrarium Plants for Your Recycled Jars - Create a terrarium with your large (or small) jars
Games with Jars and Lids
- Baby Food Jar Crafts | No Time For Flash Cards -- JAR LID LETTER GAME
When my son started eating solids I made all his food… you can guess that is not the case with my daughter as I have this many baby food jar lids waiting to be made into something. I am just happy we made something useful and fun with them since they
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