Recycle Food Jars As Gifts




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Here's a great way to recycle glass jars and make a charming gift at the same time. If you are looking for gift ideas or for fun storage for your home - don't toss out those glass jars, upcycle them into useful and decorative containers using a Dremel MultiTool and engraving bit.

Dremel MultiTool - any model
#107 engraving cutter
Masking tape
Glass jar
Soft cloth
Craft knife


Step 1: Engrave on Glass Food Jars

Wrap the jar with masking tape to make it easier to transfer your choice of design onto the surface.
Once you have a nice design, use a sharp craft knife to cut out the areas to be engraved. It doesn't need to be perfect - just give you an outline that you can use as a guideline for engraving the design.

Set the Dremel MultiTool on a high-speed setting and roughly outline where you removed the masking tape.
Again, you only need to do a rough engraving at this stage - more detail will be added later.

Take a look at the rough design after removing the masking tape and continue to add more effect and fill in additional details.

Using the Dremel MultiTool and engraving bit I now continue to fill in and add details.
You need to use a new engraving cutter and not a blunt or old cutter, as this won't work.
Apply gently strokes from left-to-right and top-to-bottom as you would shade in with a pencil.

Have included the design that I used for my glass jar. Feel free to use it or change it.

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    4 years ago on Introduction

    I would add goggles and mask to your supply list. Glass in tiny bits isn't nice.