Jars, Vases and Lanterns – pretty up humble glassware the easy way

I thought I would show you some really quick and easy ways to pretty up humble glassware for special occasions. These decorations lend themselves to shabby chic, bridal and country themes which are really popular at the moment. I am upcycling pasta sauce jars, jams jars, thrifty find vases and more but they key to this look is variety. They look best when they are different sizes and shapes, just like the rest of us! ‘Variety is the spice of life’ and other such clichés.

Here’s the how; I have used a variety of materials here including lace scrapbooking tape, real fabric lace, loose weave linen (or burlap and other fabrics would work as well), and white contact cut into heart shapes. I sometimes like to use washi tape, hand printed stamps, beads, sequins, leaves, paper, spray paint, the list is as long as your imagination. To attach the real lace I used double sided tape. The linen I just tied in a bow and the contact and scrapbooking tape is adhesive so just needed to be carefully placed before sticking. Jars and upcycled glassware is a great thrifty answer to decorating for themed events or table decorations. Use for lanterns, vases or to serve drinks and sweets. Add a hand handle and they can be a hanging decoration…….but that’s for another blog post.

Ps. Do you like my vintage wallpaper backdrop? Should I stock it in my store?

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