If there’s one thing I’ve always adored just as much as I love crafting, it’s upcycling. There’s just something so fulfilling about giving an old or empty object we’re not using anymore a new lease on life! That’s why I’m such a big fan of mason jar crafts. Lately, I’ve been feeling especially keen on the idea of making decor pieces that suit the slightly rustic chic and openly vintage inspired aesthetic of my home, which is how I found myself making this lovely lace, burlap, and twine vintage mason jar!
I’d be lying to you if I said I only made one. I’ve actually made about six of them because they’re useful for storing small clutter and little trinkets in too. I even documented the whole DIY process for one of them so I could share how I did it. Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.
For this project, you’ll need:
- A glass mason jar
- Jute twine
- Thick burlap and lace trim
- A thin white ribbon
- Hot glue
Gather your materials!
Place your burlap trim around your empty glass jar as a sort of trial run to see where you’d like to position your band. I chose a very central spot in the jar’s height. Lift the end and apply hot glue on the jar where you want it to sit, then stick the edge down to anchor your trim in place. Wrap more trim around the jar until you meet your first end again to see where they overlap. Apply hot glue along the edge of the first end, on top of the the trim this time, and then wrap once more and press the overlapped trim into the glue. Use your scissors to cut a new end free from your roll of trim.
At a central spot in the trim you’ve just added to your jar, add another dot of hot glue. Position your white ribbon to wrap it horizontally around the jar and stick your first end down in that glue to anchor it. Keep wrapping the ribbon all the way around until you meet up with your end again, just like with the trim. Cut the ribbon where it overlaps at your anchor and glue this new end down on top of the first. You know have a band of white ribbon through the centre of your lace and burlap. I chose to position both my seams in the same place so my jar would have a discernible back side and a neater looking front side for display.