Vintages Style Diy Jars Covers…
Having lots and lots of glass storage jars in the kitchen I wanted to jazz then up a little and make the kitchen a bit more shabby chic style. I love this material I picked up last May with my birthday money but as the material cost me £25.00 I never dare to cut it up, just in case it turned out wrong.
Months and month later…
And a brand new pair of pinking shears, I decided to put some of the ideas floating around in my head in to practice!
What you need~
- Some glass storage jars ~ (I found the screw tops are the best to cover, ones with the metal catches don’t turn out as nice it make a bit of a bulky front bit).
- Enough material for all your jars, mix and match or all the same.
- Piece of paper to practice a pattern for the top of the jars, best to get it perfect before you cut it out.
- Paper scissors and pinking shears to cut the material.
- Elastic bands (1 for ever jar).
- Tags (1 for every jar).
What to do ~
- Place the paper and mould it over the jar, makes a little mark roughly where you want the covers to finish.
- Cut a square roughly around where you would like the cover size to be.
- Fold the square in half, then half again, then half again, so looks like an ice cream cone.
- Cut a round the top (like picture 2 above but paper first) or like the top of a heart shape for more flowery tops, and it should be circle or flowery when opened. Best to practice a few times and pick with paper then to pick your favourite pattern.
- See if it fits right or you need to make a larger one or trim this one down.
- Practice a few styles and experiment with shapes on the paper, I made some like flowers and some like love hearts by cutting the tops different ways.
- Place the pattern on the material and cut with pinking shears, this will create a nice zig zag edge that won’t need sewing.
- Place on top of the jar.
- Get a tag and knot and elastic band around the tag.
- Place the band around the top of the jar to hold the material on and makes it look like a hat.
See I have lots and lots of jars…I made all shapes and size tops for all different size jars…
And fancy jars in the kitchen now 🙂