Ginger Jars DIY




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Everyone needs jars to store their goodies! These ginger jars are made from recycled jars and are perfect for loose tea and coffee or Q-tips and cotton balls.

Step 1: Watch the Quick Video Tutorial Here!

Step 2: You'll Need

Glass Jars

Krylon Spray Paint in Metallic Gold and other colors

Allure Dimensional Design Adhesive Paint in Gold Leaf

E-6000 Glue

Printout of flowers

Glass marbles

Minwax Polycrylic

Clear Coat

White glue

Step 3: Flowers to Print Out

Print and cut these flowers

Step 4:

Spray paint the jars in your favorite colors and let dry

Carefully cut out the flowers

Evenly spread white glue on the back of your cutouts

Position them on the painted jars

Coat them with Minwax Polycrylic to protect them

Step 5:

With E-6000, glue marbles to the center of the lids and let dry

*You could use a large bead

Spray paint the lids metallic gold

Outline the flowers with Allure Dimensional Design Adhesive Paint in Gold Leaf

Let dry and add the lids



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    12 Discussions


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Could you PLEASE tell me what you call the pattern swatch for the first flower print? I can't wait to do these jars, and I'd like to use the pattern for curtains as well, if permissible..

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    Hi gothiqroze,
    I truly have no idea what it's called. It was just a piece of scrapbook paper that I had.


    4 years ago on Introduction

    I like this one! I'm glad I hit the extra pages today :-)


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Pretty color combos, Mark!

    I actually had to look up "ginger jar," because I didn't know what it was. Might be interesting to include a bit of the history in the intro.

    Nice work. :)

    2 replies

    4 years ago

    So awesome! Totally doing this to replace the boring plastic dry goods containers on my counter

    1 reply