Originally posted 2015-01-14 08:00:01.
Recycle a Jar into a Pretty Piece for Organization!
Need a pretty place to store makeup brushes, paint brushes, or pens and pencils? Add a bit of bling to an ordinary jar and turn it into a fantastic storage accessory! I chose to add glitter and frosted vinyl to a recycled jar to make it look fabulous! Plus, this is a super quick and easy project that would make a great gift!
- Mod Podge (<– affiliate link!)
- Sponge Brush
- Fine Glitter
- Frosted Vinyl or
- Frosted Spray Paint
Start by thoroughly washing the jar and removing any labels. This jar began life containing cheese dip – my daughter’s favorite!
Apply a coat of Mod Podge inside the jar giving it a thorough coat. Pour the glitter into the jar. I find the glitter coats better if I sort of roll it around in the jar, then I dump the excess on a paper towel. (I pour the glitter from the paper towel back into the container.)
The first coat of Mod Podge and glitter will look a little thin, so a second coat is definitely necessary! Once it has dried, apply two more coats of Mod Podge only to seal in the glitter. Let the jar dry thoroughly!
I used my vinyl cutter to cut a design out of frosted vinyl which gives the illusion of frosted glass. (I would normally use my air eraser but it is too cold today!) A stencil and frosted spray paint or etching cream can also be used to add a design to the outside of the jar!
I added silver metallic cord with an initial charm to the bow.
That is all there is to it and the project is really inexpensive! The jar would be really cute filled with treats for Valentine’s Day, a birthday, or to show appreciation to a teacher! The jar could also hold a small candle but it would be best if the candle were in it’s own separate jar, of course!
What color glitter would you use? What is your favorite method of achieving the frosted glass look? Have any questions on how to add glitter and frosted vinyl to a recycled jar? Leave a comment below!
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