How to Decorate a Mason Jar With Scrapbook Paper

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Scrapbook paper comes in many different designs and colors. The heavy weight of the paper lends itself well to more than just adorning scrapbook pages. By using the decorative paper, you can easily transform humble Mason jars into decorative storage to organize your home with style.

Things You'll Need

  • Mason jar with lid
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Decorative scissors (optional)
  • Clear-drying glue
  • Foam paintbrush
  • Ruler

Decorate the Lid

  • Remove the top from the Mason jar. Trace the flat circular portion of the lid onto scrapbook paper with a pencil.

  • Cut out the circle with scissors. For added interest, use decorative scissors to cut fancy borders such as scallops or zigzags.

  • Apply glue to the back of the circle and press it to the jar lid.

  • Set the lid aside to dry.

Striped Jar

  • Wrap a piece of scrapbook paper around the jar and mark the length of paper needed to wrap all the way around. Cut the paper to size. Repeat for all the varieties of scrapbook paper you want to use.

  • Cut strips from the scrapbook paper.

  • Apply glue to the back of a strip of paper. Wrap the paper around the jar and smooth out any bubbles.

  • Apply glue to the next strip of paper and wrap it around the jar. Repeat with the remaining strips of paper until the jar is covered.

  • Seal the stripes, if desired, by brushing a thin coat of glue over the paper with a foam paintbrush. Allow the glue to dry thoroughly before use.

Patchwork Jar

  • Draw squares on the back of scrapbook paper using a ruler and pencil. Use at least two different designs of paper.

  • Cut out the squares.

  • Apply glue to the back of a square and place it on the side of the jar along the bottom edge.

  • Glue a square of a different design next to the previous square. Continue gluing squares, working your way around the jar in rows until the entire surface is covered. Take care to alternate the designs to maximize the patchwork effect.

  • Seal the edges by brushing a thin coat of glue over the entire surface. Allow to dry before use.

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