You know I have a love affair with jars. There is nothing great about them except you can make them special with paint and ingenuity. To make a simple jar into a vase with fall flair is an easy project with style. Other projects where I upcycled jars are last year’s Fall Project and a candy jar for Mother’s Day.
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For this jar project, I knew I wanted to decoupage a picture on it. Back when I was looking at the Graphics Fairy website for the coffee sign project I found a cute graphic with a fallish look. The jar has straight sides and is very simple. Perfect for the project I have in mind.
The jar got a coat of cream colored paint that was mixed with Poppie’s Furniture Paint Powder. This product makes a chalk-like paint. It only took one coat of paint. Let it dry and then distress the jar by sanding with a 220 grit or higher sandpaper.
Wipe the jar down to remove the sanding dust. Print out the graphic. Carefully cut around the graphic. Using Mod Podge brush it on the area where the graphic will be. Smooth it out and let it dry. Once dry brush the Mod Podge over the entire jar.
Now after the jar is dry you’ll want to hide the top so it doesn’t look like the spaghetti sauce jar that it really is. I always fall back on the old standby, rope.
Using the glue gun start in the back at the bottom where the grooves are and dab on the glue. Press the rope into the glue. After that run a bead of glue along the jar and press the rope on the jar. Then for the next row apply the glue on the top of the rope and press the rope into it. When you reach the top glue the rope down and clip it off.
The final step is to have fun styling it. To make a simple jar into a vase with fall flair is a frugal way to have a hint of fall whenever you need a spot of color. Plus I kind of like how using a vintage graphic makes it look like an old jar. Don’t you think it looks vintage?