Upcycled Glass Jar Autumn Decoration


Hello to all! I hope that you're doing well. I'm patiently waiting for Autumn to arrive. I've started creating a few Autumn decorations, and I'd love to share them with you. Today we are creating an Autumn upcycled glass jar decoration. This project is quick, and only uses a few materials. 

Video tutorial


One glass jar
Mod podge
Decorative napkin
Paint brush
Wood beads
Faux fall floral

Optional- battery operated tealight candle

Start by taking your glass jar, and applying your paint. I left the top section of my glass jar clear. I only applied paint starting at the middle and ending at the bottom of my glass jar.

Next, take your napkin and remove the second layer. Once you have removed the second layer, use your scissors and begin to cut one section of your napkin. 

Begin to add your mod podge to the painted section on your glass jar. 

Take your napkin pieces, and begin to add them over the mod podge. Be sure to cut out any designs you will want to display on your glass jar. 

Take your beads, and begin to string them onto a section of your twine. Once you have added a few beads, cut and tie a knot on the bottom, and top section of your twine. Be sure to leave a little extra twine on the top section of your beads.

Next, take your twine and wrap the twine around your glass just above the decorative napkin. Wrap it around a few times. Once you have done this, take your scissors and cut off the end of your twine. Tie off your twine. Be sure to leave just a little twine so that you can add your twine with your beads to it.

Take your wood beads, and add them to your jar. I tied my twine around the section of twine that was left over after I wrapped my twine around my jar. 

If you decide to use a battery operated tealight candle, add it in before adding in your floral. I love how it gives a soft glow. 

Your glass jar decoration is now complete. I hope that you enjoyed this simple craft. Be sure to let me know if you create your very own. Thank you so much for creating with me. I'll see you soon.

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  1. I love fall DIYs. This jar is adorable. Thank you for sharing at #omhgww. See you next week. Tweeted & Pinned.

    1. Thank you! So happy to hear you enjoyed it. 😉 Thank you for stopping by.

  2. I love the use of napkins in projects, and those little beads are darling!
    Thank you for sharing on Oh My Heartsie Girls WW last week, congratulations...your post is being featured this week!! Pinned!!

    1. Thank you! I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed it. Also, thank you for pinning it. I appreciate it. =)

  3. A great idea! I love using ModPodge, and I too have made things from beautiful napkins. . . but never thought of upcycling a glass jar like this. Brilliant!

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I'm featuring you this week!

    1. Thank you so much. 😊 I love that you can use mod podge for so many different
      Things. Thank you so much for stopping by. I'm so happy to be featured on Imparting Grace this week.

  4. What a cute idea! I love upcycling old jars. I'll have to try this. I found you over on French Ethereal's link party. I'd love to have you come by & share on Crafty Creators Link Party (Thurs. 6am CST-Mon. 11:59pm each week). You can also share on my other two link parties while you're there if you'd like. Hope to see you there!
    Niki | LifeasaLEOWife.com

    1. Niki, thank you so much. Yes, definitely give this a try! --I think that you will love how it turns out. It is a pretty simple craft, and it is always so great when you are able to reuse, and upcycle with project.


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