DIY Craft Tutorials: How To Decoupage Glass Jars With Mod Podge
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We love Mod Podge! So when we heard that May 19th is National Mod Podge Day, we knew we had to share one of our favorite Mod Podge projects: How To Decoupage Glass Jars With Mod Podge!
How To Decoupage Glass Jars With Mod Podge
by Jennifer and Kitty O'Neil
Running With Sisters
Jar (Choose one your hand fits inside of)
Pretty scrapbook papers
1. Start by cutting images out from the scrapbook paper. We cut out a bird, some butterflies, and some flowers.
2. Mask the outside of the jar with masking tape to create guidelines for where to place your images inside the jar.
3. Paint a layer of Mod Podge on the front of the bird. Because we are placing the bird inside the jar, the Mod Podge goes on the front of the bird. Reach inside the jar and press the bird up against the glass. Paint a layer of Mod Podge over the back of the bird.
Don’t worry about getting Mod Podge on the glass. It dries clear.
Next go back in and use a finger to press the bird up against the glass to smooth out any wrinkles and bubbles.
4. Choose the next part of the design, for us it is the green branch, and paint the front with Mod Podge. Place the piece in the jar and press it up against the glass. Paint another layer of Mod Podge over the back. Then press the back of the piece with your finger to remove wrinkles and bubbles.
5. Continue to layer your cut out paper images until your design is complete. You could stop there and let the Mod Podge dry clear, but we decided to add a background to out design.
6. To create a background, cut a strip of scrapbook paper to fit between the masking tape marks and wrap around the jar.
Instead of painting a layer of Mod Podge on the large background piece, paint the Mod Podge inside the jar using the masking tape as guidelines.
Curl the paper and set it inside the jar.
Then paint the back with a layer of Mod Podge. Finally use your index finger to press the paper up against the inside of the jar. This will remove wrinkles and bubbles. Let the Mod Podge dry. Remove the masking tape.
Tip: The Mod Podge will dry clear, but if you got any on the clear part of the jar where you can see it, you can carefully peel it off.
Happy 50th Birthday Mod Podge!
If you have any questions about this project, leave us a comment and we’ll reply. We’re here to help!
Jennifer & Kitty
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