Friday, November 13, 2009
Pretty jar lid tutorial
We have a bit of a glass jar obsession in our family. Well, actually, it is probably more my Mum than anybody. With me a close second I think. I have paid $10 for a jar of jam mostly because I wanted the jar! The jam was yummy though... (don't say a thing B!)
Anyway, this allows me to keep any old jar I like the shape of and have a pretty lid now. I should learn to spray paint properly (I am too heavy handed) - I am sure they would look great in pops of sunny yellow or turquoise blue or whatever your favourite colour is as well.
Here is our bland jar before.
Firstly I cut a circle out of some thin scrapbooking paper (the really thick ones won't work as well - if at all). I made sure I cut the circle big enough to fold down the sides and just under the lip a teeny bit. Don't worry about being to accurate as you can trim it later. Glue the lid to the centre of the circle. You will need to smooth the paper with your fingers to make sure it sits smoothly over the indentation that most jar lids have. Snip the paper ever cm or so around the edge so you can fold it down smoothly. Brush glue on and press each little piece down around the lid.
Until it looks like this. I have folded the paper over the lip so you won't see any white from the jar lid.
After you have let the glue/Mod Podge dry a bit, use an Xacto knife to trim inside the lip.
Then I added two coats of the glossy paper Mod Podge to the outside.
No jar will be safe around here now!