Tutorial: Decorative Recycled Glass Jars
I mentioned in this post that I like to stock up on the cute little birds that Dollar Tree brings out in the spring. I've made several things with these birds, like a faux pewter dish and a jewelry tray. Well, the birds are back for another project: recycled decorative jars! These adorable containers are easy and inexpensive to make, and they're perfect for gift giving or storage.
- Glass Jars, on hand
- Birds, $1
- Acrylic Flowers, $1 and up
- Glue, one hand
- Spray paint, on hand or $1 and up
Total: $2 and up
Step one: Clean your jars and remove the labels. I was able to wash the label off my tomato sauce jar, but the Frappucino jar required some Goo Gone to remove the residue.
Step two: Glue the bird onto the lid of the jar. My birds had wire legs that I removed.
Step three: (optional) I like to add little flowers under the bird. It just seems to finish off the "look". Glue the flowers in place. I used E-6000. Allow it to dry.
Step four: Spray paint the bird and the lid.
I think these bird topped decorative jars would look great filled with Cadbury chocolate eggs for Easter. Another idea is to fill them with bath salts for a pretty mother's day or teacher appreciation gift. What else might you do with them?
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