Introduction: Making Yarn-Wraped Painted Jars

Create a new and different look to ordinary jars. Add a variety of different looks and colors to your home in an easy and fun project.

If you want a unique jar that can hold a candle that brings flair to your house and no one else has, then this is perfect for you. This project can be done in just one afternoon. 

This is a very simple project so anyone can do so, even if you have never created anything.

This is also a relativity cheap project, depending on the quality of the jars.

Step 1: Materials

Materials Needed:
• Glass Jar(s) (amount up to you) I used 3 jars.

• Yarn or String. Thickness may vary to add a different look.

• Spray Paint. Any color, but I used a White Flat can.

• Paper or Newspaper. This is used lay down while spraying the jars.

• Scissors

• Candles (same amount as jars)

• Lighter

• Towel. Used for drying water off of jars.

Step 2: Prepping the Jar

Clear off the jars of all stickers, can do so by soaking in water to make it easier to come off. Make sure all the glue is off.

This is important so the jar is smooth and paint can be applied.

• Submerge jar into water, I suggest filling the jar half way to reduce movement.
• Let jars sit for 3-5 minutes.
• Peal off the sticker if you used water it should slide right off.
• Make sure all the glue is off.
• Dry off jars completely.

Step 3: Putting the Yarn On

• Cut long strings of yarn, enough to go around the jar multiple times.

• Wrap the yarn around the jar; make sure to leave the start open for tying off at the end. Be creative, use different patterns to make each jar it’s own, or make a collection of the same.

• Once done wrapping, tie the end with the start to keep the pattern.

• Cut off the extra yarn from the knot.

Step 4: Before Painting

Find dry ground outside.

• Lay down paper or newspaper for your painting area.

• If needed put blocks on the corners of the paper so they do not roll up.

• Turn the jars upside so the open side of the jar is on ground, this is so the paint does not get into the inside of the jar

Space the jars out, at least a foot apart of each other. This is so you can fit the spray can in-between the gaps and one jar doesn't get more paint than another.

Step 5: Painting

  • Use the spray paint to paint, keep the can around 6 inches away from the jar while spraying. This is important to keep the paint from dripping
  • Go over the whole jar and over the yarn, make sure to get in-between the yarn for the best pattern
  • Make sure to maintain a equal coat

Step 6: Removing the Yarn

Finally we get to remove the yarn:

  • Cut the yarn at the end of the string by the knot for best results and easiest for removal. *Be careful not to hit the jar with the scissors.
  • Un-wrap the yarn from the jar. *Make sure to go slow not pulling off any of the paint.

Congratulations you have completed all 6 steps, enjoy!

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