A new craft project....Button jar

A friend of mine did a jar in burlap and I loved it so I decided to do me one. I made a trip to Hobby Lobby yesterday evening to get what I needed. I came home and gathered the supplies. I bought the embellishment in the jewelry department and picked up some burlap and a piece of lace. Everything else I already had at home. 

First I traced the lid and cut out a circle.

I hot glued that to the lid. I didn't want to have the Ball logo showing on my lid. 

Then I glued the lid inside the jar ring. 

Now when I take it off to get in the jar, it will be all one piece.

Next I cut a strip of burlap about 2 3/4" x 11".

I hot glued one edge to the jar.

I worked my way around until the jar was covered. Burlap is very hard to keep straight. Next time I am putting a chalk line around the jar to have a guide line to follow. Once you glue it, you can't move it.

Then I got my lace and my jute string.

I wrapped the lace around the burlap, gluing it about every inch or so.

Next, I tied the jute in a bow around it. 

Next I filled it with buttons. I am going to need more buttons and I want to look for vintage ones, but right now I just used what I had.

Then I glued the embellishment on the front. It has scissors, a button, a little ruler and a flower on it. I am very pleased with the result. 

And the good part is that I had a 40% off on the embellishment and I had most of the stuff around the house. Here is what the entire project cost me out of pocket. 

A cute little jar for just $3.61. You can't beat that. 


ThrifterSisters said...

What a fun project! I see those burlap jars at shows and antique malls all the time. I never buy them because I just figure I can make my own. Yours turned out great!


Liz said...

Cute idea! I have a box of buttons, what a great idea to store them!

Terri D. said...

A very cute idea!