Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Make It: Teacher Appreciation Week - Fabric Mason Jar with Free Printable

Today's gift is a Fabric Lined Mason Jar filled with colorful flowers!

I found this lovely tutorial from Dwelling in Happiness for fabric lined mason jars and thought Bingo!  Bean looked through the fabric I had - I don't sew, why do I have fabric??? - and said her teacher would love this pattern.

Craft Recipe:
Mason jar - had on hand.  (I would suggest one of the wide mouth jars.)
Fabric - had on hand
Mod Podge and/or Elmer's glue - had on hand
smaller Mason jar - had on hand
Colorful flowers - $6.99 from the grocery store
Bloom tag - free printable HERE
curling ribbon - had on hand

We cut the fabric into strips which showed I cannot cut in a straight line to save my life.

Don't judge my doo-dads!
Stopped to make some garlic bread for dinner.  (This step is totally not needed but it sure was good.)

Yes, I craft in my kitchen sometimes.
Then you take your strips of fabric, dunk them into the Mod Podge or glue/water mixture, remove excess glue, and place the fabric on the inside of the jar.  This is where I started thinking "why didn't I just buy a gift card??"  It was a little tight to get the fabric where you wanted it and to get the air bubbles out and all that jazz.

We placed a few strips in and let it dry.  We also ran out of Mod Podge but please don't tell the Crafting Society branch of the Junior League.  They would revoke my imaginary membership.

Once this section of fabric had dried, we made up a mixture of Elmer's glue and water in lieu of Mod Podge.  I thought this worked really well but when dry it is not as clear as the Mod Podge.

When everything was dry, we trimmed up the top.

Bean added the Bloom tag to the front of the jar with a glue dot and we added some curling ribbon. These flowers really set off the color of the fabric.

Stay tuned for more Teacher Appreciation gifts.

Added this post to these wonderful linky parties:  Places I Party


  1. super cool idea! I love the way your jar turned out and what a fun idea to add the cloth to the inside! I think this is such a better idea than adding it to the outside - you still have the smooth, cool feel of the glass and the beauty of the cloth showing through. I would be very happy to have this as a gift!

  2. I’m loving this! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you on tonight at 7. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  3. This is such a pretty idea and useful for all sorts of things. I'm saving it for the end of school year here in Australia when we give our teachers gifts for Christmas. Thanks so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays. It was so nice of you to stop by. I'm featuring this one at tomorrow's party. Hope to see you again.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx


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