Dishwasher Safe Minecraft Cookie Jars

Introduction: Dishwasher Safe Minecraft Cookie Jars

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Do you like Minecraft? Do you like cookie jars? Do you like using a dishwasher to wash your nerdy cookie jars?

Then this is the instructable for you!

These Minecraft themed cookie jars are the perfect gift for...well anyone. Who doesn't love cookie jars?

What You're Gonna Need:

Printouts of the attached cookie jar PDFs
Cube cookie jars (I used roughly 4-1/2" cubey ones from Micheals. They have coupons!)
Dishwasher-safe Mod Podge. It is truly some wonderful stuff.
Scissors and/or Paper Cutter

Step 1: Cut 'Em Out!

Print out one or both of the PDFs, and carefully cut out the images. If you get a cookie jar that is bigger or smaller than about 4-1/2", you may need to resize the images a bit for your jar before printing them out.

Step 2: Bring It Around Town...

Using your dishwasher safe Mod Podge and a paintbrush, lightly brush a layer onto the glass for the side you are working on, going slightly further than the paper cutouts. This will make it easier for them to smooth out and adhere.

Center your cutout onto the mod podge and gently (Key word, GENTLY!) smooth out any bubbles and make sure that it is firmly attached.

I did the opposite sides first, and then trimmed the green down so that each side would be slightly different.

On the chest, there isn't room to trim because of the darker brown corners, so just be careful when overlapping them.

Step 3: Top It Off

Cut a slit about 3/4" diagonally from each corner if the top of your lid is beveled. I couldn't find a jar without a beveled top.

Put a layer of your mod podge across the top, brushing inward over the last layer. If you brush towards the edges, you may accidentally lift up or tear the paper. Don't be afraid to get mod podge on top of the paper edges, because it is going to be smothered in it by the end.

Gently place the top square on, and press it down from the center out, smoothing it into the corners and then over the edges. It should overlap the edges by the end. Let it dry for a few minutes.

Cover the enter outside of the lid in mod podge. Let it dry for at least an hour, then cover it again.

Repeat for at least 3 coats of mod podge for proper dishwasher safeness.

Step 4: All About That Base (No Trouble)

Using the same method as we used to put the edges on the lid, place all the images on the base of the cookie jar.

Layer of mod podge, center the image, press and seal. Flip to opposite side, and repeat!

Once you have all the sides done, coat it in mod podge and let dry for an hour before the next coat. Once again, 3 coats for proper dishwasher safeness.

Step 5: Cookie Jars!!!

Now you have some awesome Minecraft cookie jars! Enjoy!

The mod podge needs to cure for about 28 days to become fully dishwasher safe according to the instructions on the bottle.

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    4 Discussions


    5 years ago on Introduction

    I didn't know that such a thing existed like Mode Podge. Have you tried putting it in the dishwasher already?


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    I am still waiting on these jars to finish curing, but have used this Mod Podge on plates (the non eating side, it isn't safe for the food-side of things.) and they went through several times just fine. I'm not sure how many washes though, I gave those plates as gifts but as far as I know there have been no problems!


    5 years ago

    How is mod podge dishwasher safe?


    Reply 5 years ago

    They have a dishwasher-safe formula. I'm not sure exactly how it works, but it does and it is some awesome stuff.