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.


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!

Rebecca 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 @ said...

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

Lauren 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:

Bailey K. | Travel Heals 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!

thanks so much for sharing!

creativejewishmom/sara said...

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

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