Aren't these recycled coffee jar vases sweet? (Snowflake and all in the middle of summer?) And they look so great holding wild flowers, cuttings from the garden that you're rooting, or even candles of course. We made these recycled jar vases using the tissue paper that we printed on last week, here, and some mod podge. If you make something really precious, do use a glue that holds up under exposure to water, namely something like Paverpol (which is actually a fabric stiffener but is good for all decoupage applications) or possibly mod podge outdoor, which given the name sounds like it's more water friendly.
- tissue paper that you've printed or painted on yourself, tutorial here
- recycled jars
- decoupage medium, like white glue, mod podge or possibly something water resistant like Paverpol
- paint brushes
How To: Clean and dry jars. Work in small areas brushing glue onto jar and applying pieces of tissue paper. In some cases, as with a light color you may want to do several layers, which we did with the white polka dotted jar. Set aside to dry, and enjoy on your table!
And by the way, here's a little tip for how to get your kid's projects to look good on your dining room table—place them on trays! I really think one can never have too many trays, so stock up on them when you see a good deal!