A simple way to make a glass jar more attractive
Here was a simple sauce jar I had and wanted to use to store rice away.
The jar was in good condition, but... I couldn't get the sticky from the previous label off...
I scrubbed it with a metal sponge and soap, soaked it in warm water, rubbed alcohol, nail polish remover, ...
I really tried my best, but couldn't get it off as much as this...
Still sticky, pretty blurry, I just got tired of it and decided to improvise.
I had seen this project on Jen's blog at IHeartOrganizing, and it got me inspired!!
With some paper, Mod Podge, and a bit of paint...
Why not make my own label to mask that glue residue and make a much colorful + prettier jar?!!?
First, I cut a piece of paper to the size I needed and cut the corners off to make a simple label ~I don't have fancy tools to make fancy label, so I do what I can!!~
Then, I glued it onto the jar with Mod Podge and also added an even coat of this all-in-one glue, sealer and finish all over the jar and label.
Once completely dry, I added a piece of Scotch tape right in the center of the label.
**You'll see why next!! ;)
The clear tape allows me to use markers ~my pretty colorful Sharpie that I looove!!~ and wipe it off with a cotton and rubbing alcohol.
The black original lid needed some upgrade as well. I painted it with some light blue acrylic paint, and for protection, a layer of Mod Podge!
PS: This was one of my two first projects using Mod Podge, and I applied it with a pretty thick paint brush. When the sealer dried it made some lines ~as you can see on the top part~ all around the jar which was created from the brush's strokes. I do not think that's supposed to happen, and apparently other users use sponges for an even coat. :$ Oh well... I always learn best from my mistakes!!!
~I kinda like the unevenness in this project anyways! But I'll know for next time!~
** Have you ever reused/recycled/repurposed an item from your house and made it prettier? What was it? What did you do? Please feel free to share!! :) **