14 April, 2020

Animal kingdom

Another recycling/upcycling project today, this time featuring a pair of glass jars and napkin decoupage. I initially planned to decorate a wooden box using an autumn themed napkin with leafs and wildlife motifs. However, I never really got to work and at some point, I didn't even like my original plan anymore.
I put the napkin pieces that I've already prepared aside, and forgot about the whole thing - until I began to focus on the environmental part of my shopping, bringing home as little plastic as possible. All of sudden, I had lots of glass jars lying around. Many of them ended up in the waste glass container, while others stayed in my home mainly due to their handy size or the cute shape. 
And all of sudden, I thought that while a clear glass jar is a wonderful thing, something must be done about the lids that always seem to have either the expiration date plastered all over them, or come with an overall unpleasant pattern/colour combination.
And so, this is what I did about it:
A couple of layers of white acrylic paint to prepare the base, and a napkin motif just big enough to cover the space without going too much over the edge. 
I picked a cute little fox and a bird to see if my idea would work at all, and I must say everything went pretty smoothly. I covered the entire lid including the sides with paint and napkin, but I made sure I wouldn't get onto the inner surface in order to not mess up the closing mechanism.
And while I left the foxy glass untouched (it's just big enough for a serving of cereals on the go, and therefore requires washing after use), I decided to use the small birdy glass for storage, which is why I wrapped it in a strip of this beautiful Nina Štajner paper. 
A tiny ribbon where the paper edges meet, and another project off my to-do list :)
And since there is more than enough time now to go through all the things I will organize one day: some round, warm toned memories of my favourite Prague church.

613 avenue create: ATG
a bit more time to craft: ATG
a place to startATG with optional twist "ribbons/bows"
alphabet challengeblog: A for ATG
as you like it: animals or people (I'll go with animals almost all the time, although I can't point at a single reason for doing so - I think they're easy to incorporate in my non-card crafting projects, while for the cards I guess I'm just a bit unsure/shy about colouring skin, and therefore hardly ever satisfied with my results)
crafty catz: ATG
creative moments: ATG
friendship challenge: something round
kreativtanten: packaging
love to craft: ATG 
path of positivity: style (another upcycling project; not much this time, but I just can't seem to leave stuff untouched if there is a way of making it cute - even if it's just personalizing a common household item)
through the craftroom door: ATG
unicorn challengeblog: furry friends
wortartwednesday: ATG


  1. What beautiful creations, I love this idea looks so much better than plain old lids.
    Thankyou for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  2. Your creations are wonderful.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Friendship Challenge.
    All the best!
    Ilse (thera)

  3. Great glasses.
    Thanks for joining us at the Creative Aunt Challenge.
    Greetings Andrea

  4. Wonderful upcycling ! Great images thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create x

  5. These are beautiful up-cycling projects and you did a fantastic job in the execution! Thanks so much for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge as we celebrate our 10th Anniversary!
    Rachelle - DT : )

  6. What a beautiful way to up cycle your jars, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

  7. wonderful pimping from the glasses, thanks for taking part at kreativtanten, good luck, hugs, patty

  8. Beautiful recycling and love the napkins.Thank you for joining us at A Place To Start
    Carol DT x

  9. What a great idea for the jar lids - I would never have thought of that. Thank you for sharing - especially your technique - at The Alphabet Challenge xx Lynda DT

  10. Great upcycling. Thank you for sharing your project with us for the ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door (TTCRD) this time.

    decrafts - my blog

  11. Amazingly pimped glasses! Love your recycling project!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Kreativ-Tanten and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.

    Crafty greetings

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  12. Your project is fantastic and wonderful
    Thanks for joining us at Friendship
    Hugs Anja

  13. Oh this is just lovely, beautiful work! Gorgeous make for our Animals v People theme, thanks so much for joining in the AYLI fun. Hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Squirrel x

  14. Beautiful! Your work reminded me that I have five jars sitting on my work table just waiting for my attention! Thanks for submitting another wonderful project to our challenge at A Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  15. What a wonderful project and so nice to recycle. Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge!

  16. Such a great idea, looks so wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  17. I love your idea! Beautiful work! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  18. Was für eine tolle Idee und so schön umgesetzt. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Friendships.

    LG Heike

  19. A gorgeous upcycle and altar! Thanks so much for playing with us at Love to Craft Challenge Blog! XXO, Aimeslee DT

  20. These are so pretty and such a wonderful way to recycle. Thank you for joining in the Style Challenge at Path of Positivity.