This is a super easy project anyone can do with minimal craft supplies! Hopefully you’ll have everything in your stash already.
There’s lots of handy uses for a decorated jar, I filled mine with a battery operated string of lights for a fun piece of Valentine’s Decor. Other ideas are: fill a jar with choccies, or a Love note or a food gift or pop a tealight candle in it. Jars are great containers and and can be prettied up for gift giving in so many ways.
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Clean Glass Jar | *Double Sided Tape – any Width: I used 1/8″ | Scissors (See options too) | *Double sided Adhesive Sheet | Blade or Exacto Knife |*Reactive Foil |
- Apply the double sided tape around y our clean jar. I put two strips on the top area just below the curve and one at the bottom. Leave the backing paper on for now. This is after the first strip of tape.
- Cut out shapes from the Double sided adhesive paper or see the options below.
- Take one side of the backing paper off a shape – use the exacto knife blade or similar to gently separate the backing from the adhesive and place the shape sticky side down on the jar.
- Continue until you have as many stripes and/or shapes as you like on the jar.
- Use the blade to gently lift and remove the front protective paper from the shapes and the strips.
- Cut and place pieces of reactive foil onto the sticky surfaces on the jar. (shiny side up)
- Use your fingers to burnish the foil against the adhesive on the jar. Remove the foil and repeat over any missed spots with a fresh section of foil.
- Instead of foil – Use vinyl, Contact, book covering or scrapbook or pretty paper.
- Instead of foil – if you don’t mind “a little bit of a messy process” follow the steps above and use glitter instead of foil.
- Instead of cutting shapes from the Double sided adhesive with scissors, if you have any of the following, you can cut shapes with paper punches (how I did the heart), Die cutting machines or Cutting Machines like the Silhouette or Cricut.
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