Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Upcycling everyday objects!

Hello! Today for Cut At Home, I'm recycling a glass jar I had in my stash. 

I love to up-cycle an everyday object that may have otherwise been thrown away, and turn it into a gift item, or a decorative piece. Here I'm using a Frappuccino Starbucks jar.

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I simply cleaned the jar, peeled off the label and & made sure it was dry.
I am using Tim Holtz Ideaology Postale Tissue paper to decoupage my jar.


I ripped off a piece of the tissue paper into lots of little pieces, making sure to vary the sizes.


I then used Angel Craft Podge to adhere the tissue paper on-to my jar. Angel Craft Podge is so easy to work with. It dries quickly, and cleans up easily...just with a little soap & water. I also find the attached brush makes it very easy to work with.


I simply added Angel Craft Podge, then stuck down my piece of tissue paper.

Screenshot_3 I continued this process over my entire jar, going over several spots twice, and adding podge to the top of my tissue paper as well. I then allowed this to dry overnight.

Once my jar was dry, I gave it a white-wash. Adding a little white acrylic paint with water, I brushed it over my entire jar, then wiped it with a paper towel. This gave my jar a light-white coat.


Using twine, I wrapped it around the top of my jar, adhering it with hot glue.

Screenshot_5 I tied a bow.

Screenshot_6 To finish off my vase, I added a few hand-made flowers I had in my stash, along with a few pearls, cabochons, and glitter balls.

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2015-11-03 16.18.05  I then added a tiny bow, and tucked it between two of my flowers.

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I love the final result.

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If you'd like to see a full process video on how this came together, please stop by Cut At Home's Blog. I will also link the products used.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you've enjoyed my take on up-cycling!

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