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Jammin' Jars

Up-cycle different sizes and shapes of jars to create unique desktop storage.

SKILL LEVEL: Easy
TIME NEEDED: 1 hour (four jars)

SCOTCH® BRAND SUPPLIES

Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape »
Scotch™ Precision Scissors »

OTHER SUPPLIES

Glass jars
Hobby knife
Straightedge
Burnisher (bone folder)


Apply Expressions Washi Tape* in fun stripes and patterns to transform clear glass jars into desktop delights.


*May damage some substrates upon removal.

  • Soak jars in soapy water to remove all labels and food residue. Rinse and dry thoroughly.


  • Create a gingham pattern by placing three colors of tape side-by-side vertically and overlaying one color horizontally. Measure or eyeball for even spacing.


  • For a quilt pattern, place three strips of tape horizontally, then three vertically, to create two squares. Angle the squares or create different shapes as you like.


  • For a crosshatch pattern, place lengths of tape as a base diagonally, making the lengths shorter in a row. Then overlay with a different color at an angle.


  • To create a layered stripe, cut even lengths of tape. Layer each color about a third over the previous color, placing them at about a 45-degree angle around the jar horizontally.


  • EXPERT TIP: Use a straightedge and hobby knife to make the edges of your stripes even.