DIY: Mason Jar Decor

If you couldn't already tell, I'm really into wrapping string/yarn around things. I have all this extra yarn left over from my brief stint as a crocheter, so I'm trying to find other things to do with it.

Tools required:
- Zots
- Mason Jar [or any circular container]
- Yarn
- Buttons

I'm sure this is pretty self-explanatory, but I started out by placing Zots all around the container {specifically with one right around the neck of it to start}. I never have any order to how I place the Zots because it doesn't really matter except at the top and bottom. Carefully wrap the first and last 4-5 rows around the tapered part of the jar. This can be kind of a hassle because the yarn will want to push itself up/down {you'll see}. Just use lots of Zots around the base to keep it from unwinding at the bottom.


The grey yarn was wrapped perfectly, but then I went kind of wild (intentionally) with the pink. I really liked that it was a different thickness/texture, so I wanted to make it stand out. I started by wrapping the pink yarn around the jar in 3 different spots. I just tied the ends together to keep them on. 

Here is a view from the back:


 Once the first layer of pink was on, I decided it was too plain and needed some buttons.

Q: What's the worst thing you can do to yourself on a Saturday night?
A: Stuff thick pieces of yarn into itty bitty button holes using nothing but your spit and a tooth pick.

Eventually that did work though. Each button is on it's own piece of string, which is why the back has so many knots on it. I figured no one will see the back though, so make as many knots as you need!

And the finished product... my new paint brush holder for my craft desk!


2 comments:

  1. Very cute and a great tutorial. I never would have thought of zots for it. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! Have a great week!

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  2. Thanks so much for this tutorial! I'm new to the world of crafting & have an amazing amount of problems with glue. I had never heard of Zots until I saw this & it changed my crafting life! Plus my mason jars look great!

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