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Upcycle Jars! Don’t throw them away,make them beautiful!

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I’ll admit that I’m not that “green”, but I am trying a lot harder to be! Lately when we have an empty glass jar I’ve been cleaning it out and saving it. It just doesn’t seem like they should just be thrown away. So now I’ve been on a mission to figure out what I can do with my growing collections of glass jars. I have an awesome brownies recipe where you package up the dry ingredients and give it as a gift with instructions on what to add. So I decided that I was going to make my jars pretty and fill them with the brownie mix. My goal is to spend as little as possible (seems like that’s my goal a lot!) So I went searching for scraps of fabric and other odds and ends. Here’s what I came up with!

First clean out the jar. I tried to remove as much of the sticky glue on the outside as possible but then I gave up because I figured I’m just going to over it anyways. I found a bottle cap from a 2-litter and glued it to the center of the lid. Let dry

Then I took it outside and spray painted it with some silver spray paint. Make sure you get all the angles. Let dry and then check and see if you missed any spots.

While it was drying I cut a piece of fabric and hot glued it around the jar. Then a made a simple fabric flower, the tutorial is here, and glued it on. That’s it! Simple! No one has to know it only cost you pennies to make!

What would you put inside? Candy? Candles? Bath Salts?

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