diy: customized jars

Ready for a super cute DIY? I love that this project reuses items I already have around the house. And it takes something ordinary and makes it lovely. Perfect!


-empty glass jars

-decorative paper

-modge podge glue

-paint brush



Soak the jars in warm soapy water to remove the labels. If some of the bottles have the dates stamped on them, you can easily remove them with nail polish remover.

Next cut out a circle roughly an inch larger than the lid.

Glue the lid to the center and cut little slits around the perimeter of the paper. Make sure the back side of the paper is covered in glue and then fold the tabs over.

Seal the outside of the paper with a thin layer of glue… let it dry… and then fill your jars with pretty things!

I think these would make adorable spice jars. And they’re perfect for holding Q-tips and cotton balls in the bathroom, too! What other uses can you think of?


  1. Cute idea! Thank you! My question is; How do you get the additional glue from the label off? I always have a strip of industrial glue that I can’t get off.

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  3. Hi Lisa! Great DIY. I have sooo many glass jars and I love using them as vases. How can I subscribe to your blog? I do subscribe to the newsletter but then I have to click on the blog link to see your posts. It’s fine to do it that way but often times I want to see what the blog is up to.

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