Upcycled Jam Jars including Sewing Storage, Photo Frames & Herb Pots

Here we have created 3 different ways of upcycling jars to make for your home, so get saving those leftover jars to create something new! They can also make handy gifts for friends and family.

Project 1: Up-cycled Sewing Jar Tutorial

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What You Will Need 

Glass Jar

First Edition Haberdashery Dies

First Edition Textured Card Stock

Hessian, Fabric & Wadding

Embellishments: Paper Flowers, Pearls, Lace, Ribbon & Twine

How to Make

1.  Stick the band of hessian to the jar, leave to dry then add the layered ribbon and lace.

2.  Die cut some of the sewing dies in various coloured card and stick to the jar. Thread some of the buttons with twine for a cute crafty look.

3.  We have used the mannequin die on our jar and decorated with a pearl necklace and paper flower for a pretty finishing touch.

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4.  To make the sewing pin lid, cut a circle of card stock to fit the lid of the jar and then cover with the wadding and fabric. Stick the fabric under the card and add to this to the lid, edge with ribbon and lace to hide the rough edges and finish with a ribbon bow.

Project 2: Frosted Photo Pencil Pot

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What You Will Need

Glass Jar

DecoArt Frosted Gloss Enamel Glass Paint

Dovecraft Glitter Glue

Paintbrush

Washi tape

How to Make

1.  Stick some strips of Washi tape onto a smooth surface and draw a heart shape onto it. This will form the window for your pencil pot so make sure it’s big enough for your photo. Lift the tape and cut out the heart. Stick onto the clean jar to cover up a section.

2.  Paint the jar with the DecoArt frosted enamel glass paint. Once dry, remove the Washi tape to show the clear heart.

3.  Add some sparkle by using the liquid glitter glue to create a border around the top of the jar and the heart.

4.  Paint the top lip of your jar with PVA and sprinkle with glitter to add a touch of sparkle.

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5.  Cut and fix your photo inside the glass jar using clear squares, then fill with your favourite stationery. 

Project 3: Herb Jar Tutorial

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What You Will Need

Glass Jar

First Edition Paper Flowers Pad

First Edition Textured Card Stock

First Edition Letter Dies

Fiskars Circle Punch & Scalloped Circle Punch

How to Make

1.  Cut a piece of Paper Flowers backing paper to wrap around the jar and stick to the jar using First Edition Deco Mache Glue Varnish.

2.  Add a smaller strip of patterned card stock to the jar to create a band.

3.  Die -cut the letters to spell the Herb names out and stick to a strip of kraft card before fixing to the paper band.

4.  To create the bird disc tags, punch 3 patterned circles and 3 kraft scalloped circles using the Fiskars punches, layer together. Cut 3 birds from the 12 x 12 pad and add to the centre of the circles. To finish, peg them onto the jars to decorate.

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Have you upcycled anything recently? We are always keen to see what you have made so remember to add your latest crafty creations to the project gallery.

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