Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Embellishing a Craft Jar with Washi Tape

Are you excited about the Washi Tapes giveaway? I've been reading the comments and you gals have a lot of great ideas!

When I first saw Washi Tapes, I immediately thougt about my jars and bottles. I love working with empty jars and bottles (remember these projects?) because, well... you can get them for free, and they are like a blank canvas you can work your magic on.

Today's tutorial involves an empty jar and Washi Tapes.

For this project, you will need:

 - an empty jar with a cover. I used my last empty Gerber jar.
 - A piece of fabric cut into a circle that is around 3 to 4 inches wider than the cover of the jar
 - Washi Tape
 - polyester fiber sheet (or batting, like the one used on quilts or comforter) cut into a circle the same size as the jar's cover.
 - trim (lace, ribbon, beads, etc... not shown on the photo)
 - glue gun and glue stick (not shown on the photo)

STEP 1: Take your circular piece of polyester fiber sheet and glue to the top of the cover. You can use more than one sheet if you want the cover to be really puffy. I used 2 layers for mine.

STEP 2: Lay out your circular piece of fabric right side down. Put glue on top of the polyester fiber sheet and glue to the center of the fabric.

This will make it easier to center the cover on the fabric.
 STEP 3: Apply glue to the sides of the cover and press the excess fabric to the side of the cover. You should have something like this after you go all around the cover.

STEP 4: Glue the trim around the side of the cover. I used my favorite cream lace for this. It's the same lace I used for my Easter Egg holders here and my Flower Pot pin cushion here. Your finished cover should look like this.

I added a charm to hide the part where both sides of the lace come together.
STEP 5: Now let's take the jar and Washi Tape. Apply Washi Tape around the jar. My Washi Tape (from Posh Tykes) has the text "Made with Love" written on it. Cute huh?

STEP 6: Put the cover on the jar and admire your work :)

Now what to put in it? Something "made with love" of course! I think this bracelet fits the description.

I'm loving the yellow and the small kitty charm.

And here it is, all packaged and pretty and ready to be received by someone special.

This is my first tutorial for 2012... yey! Working on more stuff to share with you!

I am linking to the following parties:
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Divya N said...

cute can also use a permanent marker on a washi tape which has a light printed background for labeling jars - sweet n smart at the same time

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Oh this turned out great. I love re-purposing jars, not to mention how much I love washi tape!

Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said...

Such a cute idea! I love how thrifty it is!! I am your newest follower!! I found you at Shin on Fridays.
Would love if you stopped by and said Hi:)

Jill said...

Lovely idea for a cute container to give a gift in!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Kara said...

Great way to gift wrap and I love anything with washi tape. Thanks for sharing at Shine on Friday!!

Suffia said...

I love jars and bottles too. I use them as craft storage. Your jar is too cute. I simply love the idea.

Jennifer @Miss Maggie's Place said...

I always love crafts using jars. They are so easy to do with kids too.

Nikki@EverythingUndertheMoon said...

Love it! This came out wonderfully! I would love it if you would share this at my linky party going on right now :)

Have great rest of the week!!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

That's so cute!! I'm saving this idea to do, would love to make a few and put some "stuff" in them :)