Sometimes, inspiration strikes. I was looking for a container to hold Q-tips on my bathroom counter. Using an old jelly jar (with a name like Smuckers, it has to be good), a scrap of fabric and glue, an upcycled apothecary jar was born!
Here's how to make yours... This whole project took about 15 minutes, total.
Upcycled Glass Jelly Jar - From Trash to Treasure
- Clean glass jar
- Fabric scrap
- Craft glue
- Sewing machine (optional)
- Ribbon (optional)
- Clean your glass jar (after you remove the label, a ride through the upper rack of the dishwasher works!)
- Cut a strip of fabric long enough to wrap around the jar, with enough to overlap slightly where the fabric will meet.
- If you have a sewing machine, you can fold the edges under and sew them in a pretty color (make a 1/8 inch seam all around or so). Or, you could hand sew.
- Using craft glue, glue the fabric strip onto the jar, making sure to glue the overlap, as well.
- Wipe off excess glue with a wet paper towel while glue is still wet.
- If desired, you could also glue a thinner ribbon around the middle of the fabric for extra contrast.
|Step 1: Clean a glass jar|
|Step 2: Cut a scrap of colorful fabric and matching ribbon (ribbon optional) |
Step 3: Sew 1/8 seam all around, glue to jar, and enjoy!