Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Upcycled Pickle & Olive Jars

 There are a lot of great things you can do with jars. Pinterest is full of ideas! Typically what you see are things made using mason jars. But don't throw away your plain run of the mill jars that things like pickles, olives, spaghetti sauce, and other things come in. You can make them pretty!
I have been saving some jars and decided to make them into votives.
I used two pickle jars and one olive jar...
After removing the labels. I pulled out some pretty napkins that I've had for a while...

 The napkins were 2 ply so I pulled them apart...
Notice how one half has a lighter version of the printed design. You'll see how I used that piece too.

Once my napkins were separated, I began covering my jar with ModPodge and then I applied the napkin, working a small section at a time ...


After the jar was covered, I added a coat of the ModPodge over the napkin. I tore away the excess paper from the top and glued the excess paper at the bottom underneath the jar.

I used wire to attach key charms to each jar...

For the jar above, I used that part of the napkin that just had the lighter design. Oops...is that the expiration date  showing through? Why, yes it is! Don't worry, I can fix it.

Next, using E6000, I wrapped twine around the mouth of the jars...
 No more expiration date! I brought the twine down low enough to cover it.

And, finally, I added a candle to each jar...

These beautiful jars would also make a nice vase.
Or, a great gift for Mother's Day!

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85 comments:

  1. This is a really wonderful DIY project. Very lovely jars.

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  2. Hi, I'm Connie at http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.com/, your new GF friend. I would love it if you stop by and be my friend, too.
    These jar are just beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Very nice, Cristina. I like doing things with napkins too. Such pretty ones available. Following you here now, hope you'll come by and follow on mine too: www.vintageterrace2.blogspot.com

    Coleen in Ukraine

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  4. These are beautiful! You are always making great stuff!

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  5. Love these votives - they are so special and to think that they started life as lowly pickle jars. Followed over from Rock and Share. I am your newest Linky follower.

    Distressed Donna Down Home

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  6. They look awesome all lit up. I like the delicate feel of the napkins.

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  7. Lovely project...it is a great gift idea! I shared it on my FB page tonight! Thanks for sharing at the Rock N Share!

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  8. O*M*GEEEEEEEEEE what a fabulous project! I must start buying things in jars lol Super cute!!!

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  9. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! So vintage and useful! Will be sharing this! paula ♥

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  10. Those are the prettiest pickle jars I've ever seen! If you're looking for another place to share this awesome project, head on over to Etcetorize and join the party (http://etcetorize.blogspot.ca/2012/04/make-it-great-monday_29.html). Hope to see you there

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  11. These are really pretty! Where can someone get napkins like these? I've never seen any before! I love your blog, btw!

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  12. Very lovely indeed. The word, upcycle got me to start with. I'm all for that. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Not only pretty, but inexpensive, too. Lovely!

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  14. Very creative. Those are really pretty. Simple to make and cost you next to nothing. Love them! Thanks for sharing your wonderful project.

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  15. What a great idea. I have tons of napkins, so I need to go through my stash. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  16. I have gotten as far as washing my pickle jars, but had to finish in the yard first. I am commenting to see if that "no reply" is still following me around. The strangest thing is, you don't know when you post a comment that it is there! I really appreciate the help!

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  17. These jars are simply beautiful!

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  18. These jars look great. It's good to have another use for all those piles of stray napkins I have. I never thought of using them on jars.

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  19. Awesome idea! So glad that you shared. Thanks for helping make Things I've Done Thursday a success!

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  20. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing. I am always on the lookout for a way to use an old jar…

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  21. Really cute I like your blog

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  22. Love it! so clever!!! Sharing on my FB page! found here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/redheadcandecoratecom/373634845995420

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  23. Love your jars! They're very pretty! Liz

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  24. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing how you made those wonderful candle holders. I was doing a project recently with jars and found that the expiration date was almost impossible to get off. You came up with a good idea to cover it up. I saw your post over at "Addicted to Decorating".

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  25. I love these! I never thought about using napkins! I found this through 5 Days... 5 Ways.

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  26. What a GREAT way to put old jars to use! I will DEF be adding this to my to-do-list! Thanks for this awesome idea!

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  27. Beautiful! Great job:) Thanks for sharing!!
    Greetings from Australia♥
    ~Pernilla

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  28. What a great idea! I'm pinning this now :)
    Meredith @ www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

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  29. How cute are these....you did a great job and I just have to copy you. :)
    xo bj

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  30. LOVE THIS!!!!! How adorable..



    Carri
    simplydonewright.blogspot.com

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  31. Another great repurposing project! Beautiful! My Making Monday Marvelous project is here: http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/05/how-to-tuesday-cottontail-cape.html

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  32. I love how the napkins give a degree of transparency! I never would have thought to use napkins!!!

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  33. Just lovely! I also like to mod podge napkins! Nice idea and thanks for sharing at Cabin Fevered Gem's Make it Great Monday! Cheers,

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  34. This is such a great project! Would you consider linking it up to my Pinworthy Projects Party? I'd love to have you join the party.

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  35. Simply beautiful! I love working with napkins -- there are so many pretty patterns and they're so cheap! You did a lovely job with this project!

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  36. Just lovely. Thanks for sharing at Sass's Sunday Salvation Show!

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  37. These look so cute! We hope to see you back next week to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Thanks for coming!! -The Sisters

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  38. These are beautiful! I really like the fact that you upcycled regular jars to make them seeing I don't have mason jars. :)

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  39. So cute! I've got a load of jars at home - can't wait to try this!

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  40. Looove these.. Featuring you tomorrow on my blog.. Sooo creative.. Thanks SO much for sharing via Pin'Inspirational Thursday.. xoxoxo

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  41. Looove these.. Featuring you tomorrow on my blog.. Sooo creative.. Thanks SO much for sharing via Pin'Inspirational Thursday.. xoxoxo

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  42. Absolutely stunning! Love this idea. Thank you for sharing :) {Tammy}

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  43. Just beautiful! I have some paper napkins I bought just because they were so pretty. You have given me the inspiration I needed to display them! Gotta love mod podge :) I would love it if you would share this at my new link party over at
    http://www.kathewithane.com/2012/05/youre-gonna-love-tuesday-3.html

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  44. You'd never guess that those candles began their lives as pickle jars! Beautiful. BTW, I had to deal with expiration dates stamped on glass for a spray paint project of mine. I ended up being able to remove them with nail polish remover. :)

    Stopping by from Time-Out Tuesday. :)

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  45. Those turned out great. I love how you took something many people consider trash and made it into something beautiful.

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  46. These jars look gorgeous. There are so many beautiful patterned napkins you can use for these. I love the key accents and the twine, too. Excellent!!!!
    Ruth

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  47. This is too clever and they turned out beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  48. Looks great! I have a stash under my sink that I'm hoarding.

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  49. These would be so fun out on a picnic table in the evening. They are so beautiful with the candle glowing in them, and the key detail! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

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  50. I pinned this and it has literally been repinned 300 times, just in the past two hours. Amazing. It really is incredible.

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  51. Such a fabulous idea! I saw your link on Inspire Me Fridays and had to stop by for a closer look.

    ~Cheryl~

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  52. These are soo gorgeous! I just love the napkins you used, the wired keys, the twine...all devine! Yay pickle jars I use them all the time thanks for sharing such a fantastic idea!

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  53. so cute and creative!!! just an fyi- magic eraser takes off exp. dates like a charm :)

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  54. These jars are just so beautiful, thank you so much for sharing this fab idea with us over at Seasonal Celebration Sunday! Rebecca @ Natural Mothers Network

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  55. You are being featured at tonights Link and Greet party @CountryMommaCooks.......have a wonderful Mothers Day!

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  56. Those jars are so pretty!! Love them.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  57. Awesome!!

    Susie at Bowabra!

    We'd love for you to link these up in our Saturday Showcase, too!!

    http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/05/12/saturday-showcase-craft-projects/

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  58. Oh my! I am in love with these! we are featuring this today. thanks for sharing, girl! have a fab weekend!


    Hugs,
    Lelanie

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  59. amazing what some creativity can get ya!!! Just love these!

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  60. Thanks so much for sharing this at Project Queen's Link Party last week. Love them! I will be featuring them Monday evening at the Highlight Party.

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  61. Thanks so much for sharing this post with us at Ivy and Elephants. You were featured this week! Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  62. I love your recycled jars and how pretty they are! What a great project and I'm so glad you shared them at Sunday Blog Love! This will be one of my top five picks from last weekend!(Yes, a little behind on this, so sorry!) Love to see all your projects!

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  63. This is absolutely beautiful and I just had to try it for myself.

    http://debrasden.blogspot.com/2012/05/cute-candle-bottle.html

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  64. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!! I will definitely have to try this, Thank You so much for sharing!!

    Have a wonderful day!
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

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  65. These are awesome, and I've just pinned them on my craft board at:

    http://pinterest.com/retrogrannie

    Also, did you know you can easily remove those expiration dates using a q-tip dipped in fingernail polish remover? Comes right off! :)

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  66. So cute! I've been been doing a different jar craft and learned that magic erases removes the dates from the glass easily. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  67. These are FAB!! The key charm is the perfect touch. I never throw away a glass jar or bottle - love repurposing them. FYI- fingernail polish remover takes the expiration date off.

    I repinned and am the newest follower of your blog!!

    Tammy

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  68. These are lovely. And a great nudge for me. My jar saving got pretty far ahead of our needs this year, so this will be a nice way to re-use some of them.

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  69. Love this idea! Thank goodness I'm not the only one who saves those jars - but the have to be the size I can get my hands into ;-) Thanks for sharing your tutorial on how to use pretty napkins!
    JoAnn

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  70. these look fantastic. it's amazing what you can do with a napkin. will definitely be adding this to my to do list for sure.

    linked this DIY over at theniftynutt.blospot.com.au

    thanks for sharing

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  71. OLÁ,LINDA LUMINÁRIAS ADOREI,PARABÉNS.VALÉRIA.(BRASIL).

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