Wednesday, March 23, 2011

magnificent mason jars + guest post

First of all, I had the pleasure of being featured at one of my FAVORITE bloggers everrr! Rachel at Tunes and Spoons! Check out her blog about marriage, music, recipes, and being one half of the cutest married couples out there! Read my post about quirks - here.


Yesterday I was browsing craftgawker when running across this super cute project! I already had a lot of the supplies at home from scrapbooking. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did :) They can be used as multiple things:

-pen/pencil holders
-flower vase
-center pieces 
-candle holders
-change jars

Supply list:
assorted scrapbook paper [colors, designs, etc.]
smooth glass mason jars [I used 1pint jars, but you can use any size]
Modge Podge
sponge brushes
hot glue gun
embellishments [buttons, flowers, ribbon, etc.]

-Cut strips of scrapbook paper that fit around the jar. Mine were a little under 2 1/2 inches in width, and the length of the scrapbook paper.
-Apply a thin coat of Modge Podge to the glass mason jar where you are going to apply the strip of paper. Also apply a coat of Modge Podge to the back of the strip of paper.
-Apply the paper to the mason jar carefully and smooth out any air bubbles. 
-Wait about 15 minutes and then apply another coat of Modge Podge over the paper strip [this will give it a nice glossy finish when it dries]
-Wait about another 15 minutes or so before hot gluing your embellishments and 

Happy crafting :)


  1. Amanda! How fun is THAT! I wish we could get together and you could teach me how to be crafty! How many states apart are we again?