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Welcome to the Create and Craft Club

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5 Amazing Ways to Upcycle Jars

There’s one thing that we all seem to have in spades these days: glass jars. From jam jars to old candle containers, our cupboards – and recycling bins – seem to be full of them! But if you need to restock, just click here. For some brilliant crafty ways to repurpose plain jars, look no further.

5 Amazing Ways to Upcycle Jars

1. DIY fairy house

Carley Duff’s fairy house project is just what you need to add a bit of magic to your garden. Take any old jar and add fun fairy elements like toadstools and a little wooden door with air drying clay and acrylic paints. Find the full steps here.

2. Illuminated glass jar

Add a beautiful light installation to your home with Siobhan Ferguson’s fab illuminated jar project. It’s easy to give any jar a rustic, shabby chic look with hessian, lace and twine, and the wooden sentiment and flower embellishments add a touch of personality. To make it glow, add a set of LED lights or a battery operated tea light. Click here for the full instructions.

3. Shimmery decorative jar

Wendy Turner Webster of the Crafty Beggars has wowed us with her stunning sparkly jar transformation. Wendy used embossing powders in a mix of purples and greens for a look reminiscent of mermaids and unicorns. Finished off with twine and a butterfly motif, it makes for a brilliant vase or pen pot. For more information, click here.

4. Craft room organisers

Your lovely jar makes can be both pretty and practical – just take Wendy’s simple design for organising bits and bobs in the craft room. All you need is a splash of blackboard paint to customise each jar for your buttons, beads and other crafty accessories. Keep it simple or embellish with glued on beads, twine or ribbon.

5. Candle holders

Whether you’re planning to follow Sarah Jackman-Read’s step-by-step tutorial here to make your own scented candle or you just need a home for your battery operated tea lights, creating a bespoke candle holder for your home is a brilliant way to repurpose an old glass jar. Decorate yours by simply glueing on buttons and ribbon or go all out with paint and glitter.