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Upcycled craft storage jars

Hi everyone! Today I will tell you how I made these pretty upcycled craft storage jars using the Papermania Sew Lovely, Parisienne Blue and Madame Payraud’s collections from docrafts. The plastic jars themselves are from Laura Ashley and came filled with chocolate eggs, but you can use any jar with a lid for your projects.

Upcyled craft storage jars by StickerKitten

Jar prep:
1. Eat all of the chocolate eggs in the jars. Otherwise the jars won’t be empty and you can’t put buttons and ribbon in them. This is very important. N.b. I will accept no responsibility if you eat the chocolate eggs all at once and make yourself sick.
2. Peel off the label annoyingly slowly and carefully. It doesn’t matter if sticky bits remain but I guess it would look better if you got all the paper off.

Ok, actual steps.

Button jar:
1. Cut a piece of vellum around 7cm wide (or whatever fits your jar), and long enough to wrap round. The 6×6 Madame Payraud’s vellum paper isn’t quite long enough to go all the way round but that doesn’t matter too much. I stuck my vellum on with stick it adhesive roller tape. It’s super easy to use and doesn’t show through as much as glue. Look how pretty the vellum is when the light shines through it ^_^

Upcycled craft storage jar closeup

2. Add a strip of blue adhesive crochet border to the top and bottom of the jar as shown.

3. Next you can make the label for the jar.

Buttons label for upcycled craft jars

Cut a rectangle of Kraftstax card and ink the edges with brown fluid chalk for an antique aged effect. Use the Madame P mini alphabet stickers to spell out ‘buttons’ (or whatever you’re putting in the jar), and then add a strip of Papermania Vintage Notes lace borders to the top and bottom. Adhere to the jar. I used high-strength PVA (tacky) craft glue.

4. PUT BUTTONS IN THE JAR!! This is a fun step. You can then take some out again and spread them around the jar and a take a nice picture if you like.

Ribbon jar:
1. Add a strip of vellum round the jar, as above.
2. Add a strip of Parisienne Blue wide patterned craft tape round the centre.
3. Add a Vintage Notes lace border round the centre (I used the stick it adhesive tape roller again to avoid glue squooging through the lace).
4. Use the Xcut trim borders set to die cut a border from Kraftstax card, then cut it up and stick it behind a rectangle of Sew Lovely orange floral paper as shown. Remember to ink the paper with fluid chalk first for a defined edge. Add the ‘ribbons’ lettering using Madame P alpha stickers again. Stick the label to the jar with foam pads to raise it forward a little.

Upcycled craft storage jars closeup - ribbons

5. Add a strip of lace border to the top and bottom of the jar, and tie a few strands of pastel twine to the top of the jar to finish off. Put ribbons in the jar. Not as fun as pouring buttons in, but still satisfying.

Upcycled craft storage jars by StickerKitten - buttons and ribbons

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