Sunday, October 2, 2011

return on creativity: mod podge jars


First let me say that I'm sure I'm not the first person to use Mod Podge to glue paper to jars.  But here is my Mod Podge/glass story.

I was watching TV with Tony the other night and saw a pretty vase on a sitcom with rose circle pictures embedded in it.

"Hmmmmmmm...I wonder if I could make something like that with scrapbook paper and Mod Podge," I thought.  Reluctant to potentially ruin an expensive glass vase I decided to start with some jars first (which were half off at Hobby Lobby and cost about $1.50 each).


I started with a jar, some Mod Podge, sponge brushes, circle paper punch, and scrapbook paper.


I punched some circles.


And applied them to the jar by painting on a little Mod Podge, applying circles, then a little more Mod Podge, then a little more circles, until I had gone all around the jar.  When all the circles were stuck down I painted over the whole jar with a couple coats of Mod Podge.


Obviously you can see brush strokes which I am OK with.  But (probably due to my paper choices) it didn't feel as modern as I would have liked.  

So I looked around my craft room, spotted my paper punch and emptied out the contents.


I liked the colors and parts of type on the punches.  I decided to give it a try with my second jar using the same technique.  I dipped a toothpick in glue to pick up the small punches and apply them to the jar which was really easy and saved my fingers from getting too sticky.






10 comments:

areyoukiddingme said...

The first one is pretty, but I really like the second one!

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

They look great but I especially love the hole punch version ... so fun!

seeRsew said...

I doubt my hole punches would be so pretty! I need some more exciting paperwork.

Abby said...

Love this! Very cute and practical. I love your blog!

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Cecily said...

Too cute - and I love the brush strokes on the glass. Gorgeous!

Life With Lucy said...

TOO cute! I love this idea. The mod podge even gives it a nice frosted look. Thanks so much for sharing!

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

(found ya on a link party)
Great idea! I was wondering what to do with all my empty jars.. thank you! :)

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

I love this! I can't wait to try it. Yours came out great!

I'd love for you to join my link party:
http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2011/10/pinteresting-linky-party-week-eight.html

bailey k. said...

love this! and the toothpick technique is genuis! will definitely have to try. great job!

i would love for you to come link up this or any other amazing project at my creativity party going on right now!

http://letbirdzfly.blogspot.com/

thanks so much for sharing!

creativejewishmom/sara said...

love it! thanks so much for sharing on craft Schooling Sunday!

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