I saw this idea over on Design Sponge when Wren Handmade was guest posting and knew it would be easy and fun.
While watching TV last night I made 5 stylish storage jars with nothing more than some glass jars from the recycling bin and decorative paper. You could also use wrapping paper, brown paper bags, maps from vacation, color copies of photos, fabric scraps...basically anything you want.
(I didn't go dumpster diving in any public place- they are from my OWN recycling bin and I just happened to save them before the BF was going to take them out for collection)
Labels off and washed out
1. cut paper circle a little bigger than the lid 2. Use mod podge to affix the lid in the center of the paper circle 3. cut slits all around the paper edge 4. using more mod podge on the lid and the paper, wrap the paper around the edge of the top into the lid one strip at a time till all strips are wrapped around lid edge 5. to finish brush mod podge on the top and sides of the lid to seal in place 6. wait till dry and repeat, 1-2 coats should be good.
(sorry I didn't take more pics of the process, I totally forgot- but you can get the original directions HERE)
A new home for all my extra buttons
Storage for the BF's new office