Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Under Wraps

This is a fun project and is easy and quick to do. I love reusing and repurposing things as a tiny way of supporting a healthier environment. I therefore repurpose glass jars; such as pasta sauce jars and jelly jars, to hold various items in my studio.

Today on our Crafted Spaces Radio we presented this DIY project, as part of our segment on the use of paper as a creative medium. The project uses a beautiful Japanese tissue paper (larger jar), purchases from The Paper Place, Toronto and a small sample piece of scrapbook paper (smaller jar). The tissue paper is quite light and therefore some care is needed when gluing to the jar.

Listen to the show and follow along as you work on your project:

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Materials Needed:
Glass Jar(s)
Japanese Tissue Paper or Other Decorative Paper
Glue (Mod Podge)
Measuring Tape
Twine or Ribbon (optional)
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Stick (to attach cord or ribbon)


1) Clean jar(s) to remove any grease or other residue
2) Measure the circumference and height of the jar(s)
3) Cut your paper to the desired size

4) Using brush, apply glue to your jar and place one end of paper in place

5) Continue applying glue to the surface of your jar and move around the jar removing air bubbles with your fingers
6) Apply glue to the top and base of your jar gently pressing with your fingers

7) Cut off excess paper on the ends as needed

8) Let your project dry (based on instructions on your glue)

9) You can further embellish with twine or ribbon or as desired

Enjoy your new container!

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