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Primitive Jar Crafts! 

I love how these jar crafts turned out. Don't you think these primitive spice jars could have just been plucked from an old dark basement shelf?

Use them in a display cabinet or set them on a shelf, above your cabinets, or on a counter top for a great prim look.

Use my new and improved coffee staining recipe for staining and a wonderful smell also.

Click here for the updated coffee stain tutorial and scroll to the end of the page.


What you will need...

  • Jars of your choice, mason jars or other jars you have saved and washed out. (I hope you ARE saving your jars!)
  • Cheese cloth
  • Scraps of fabric (approximately 6" x 6", depending on the size of your jar)
  • String, twine or something to tie around the top.
  • Glue or mod podge.
  • Paint Brush
  • Scissors
  • Coffee stain mixture. (Click here to go to tutorial for coffee stain technique)

Here are my coffee stained materials. I wanted to grungy them a bit more, so I added several drops of vanilla, and sprinkled some cinnamon on after I laid them on the baking sheet and rubbed it in a bit.

When dry I rubbed them together like I was getting a stain out of laundry to get the excess off.

**Want to try my new coffee stain recipe? Your fabric will come out nice and grungy without adding extra at the end.            

Click here for new recipe.

Using a paint brush to apply a line of mod podge down the sides of the jars. About four lines to hold the cheese cloth on.

Starting at the bottom of the jar, wrap the cheese cloth around and up to the top.

Then apply more mod podge under the end at the top to secure.

Lay a fabric square over the top and put on a rubber band to hold in place.

Wrap string around five or six times and tie off in a knot. Or you may want to make a bow.

Trim string if preferred.

Print off some labels and cut out. Write whatever you want on the labels.

Here are some free jar craft labels for you. I made these up using free clip art already on my computer!

Click here to print! (pdf format)

I printed mine on card stock and just used a sharpie marker.

Apply mod podge or glue to the back and stick onto your jar.

I wanted my fabric to lay flat on the jar so I put a rubber band on to hold it down until it dried. (Optional)

I hope you enjoy making jar crafts. There are so many possibilities. 

Happy Crafting!

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