Upcycled Home Decor – Altered Jar
Hi, May Arts fans! Virginia from Fynes Designs here to share a really easy Jar up-cycle project with you.
I totally missed the boat on the Mason Jar fad. While out shopping for some décor for my kitchen makeover I stumbled upon this very over priced decorative jar.
I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the $30 price tag, I knew I had everything at home to whip one together and save myself the money!!
I had this Hot Pepper jar from Costco I stashed away waiting for a purpose, it was so happy to have a new life (a less smelly one I might add)!
I decided to make the jar a bit different as I wanted it to coordinate with the color scheme in my kitchen so I chose to wrap the base with 5/8” Buralp with a blue center stitch. If you wanted to get a look closer to the original you could use 1/8” burlap cord.
I started mid way down the jar and hot glued it in place as I wrapped it around. To finish the ends I wrapped a piece of natural colored 1/8” burlap cord around the bottom and top.
To complete the look I doubled over the 1/8” burlap cord (six strands) and braided approx. a 12” strand. After hot gluing the ends together I wrapped some utility wire from the dollar store around the raw ends and made a small loop. When gluing the cord around the mouth of the jar. I slipped on two small lanyard clips, (they could also be made from the wire) to be able to clip the handle on.
I love how this inexpensive piece of décor ties in with the rest of my kitchen makeover.
Other Supplies Used:
- Large pickle jar
- Utility Wire
- Hot Glue Gun