I’m pretty excited about my mason jar upcycle. My boys are messy and having both their stuff in the same big bowl on the bathroom counter wasn’t working. It spilled over and across any surface they could find. Daily. This quick and easy little project has given them a kind of structure to work within as they each have their own container for their stuff. I think because it’s personalized no one can blame the other brother for the mess and hey, that works for me!
Mason Jar Upcycle
- Wide mouth mason jars – use the height best suited for what you will put inside
- stickers or if you have a die cutting machine, you could use vinyl cutouts
- spray sealant (optional – I didn’t use it but you can if you like)
When I said this was simple, I wasn’t kidding. All you do is stick on the letters. That’s it! If you are worried about it being straight, you could use a piece of tape across the jar for a straight line and then remove the tape when you are done. Once you’ve put on the letters, give them a good rub with your finger to ensure that they are sticking well.
These should hold up to a gentle handwash – you can scrub the inside of the jar and rinse the outside of it, patting it dry. The nice thing about this project is that you can take off the stickers and put new ones on anytime you want to change things up. I found my jars at a thrift store for 29cents each and I’m a scrapbooker so I had lots of stickers on hand. The dollar store has letter stickers and because you don’t need to worry about photo-safeness for the stickers, I’d go with those since they are significantly less costly than scrapbook stickers.
My boys love these and have kept their items tidy so these were a win/win for me!
Have you done a mason jar upcycle? If so, I’d love to know what you made.