Wow – say that title 3 times in a row!
I like reusing peanut butter and mayo jars but I don’t care for the mis-matched look that the different colored lids give. I have been using the covered shoe box and the jars to store cupcake liners for the last couple months and find that it works really well.The liners don’t fall all over the place or take near as much room inside the jars. You do have to remove the packaging though. I have them sorted by silver, red, mini and other. I also added the chalkboard label to the box and like that also.
But today I thought I would try something to make them look more “put-together”, store bought.
Please excuse the messy craft table. As you can tell I use this table to paint, glue and for sewing!
I decided that I would try to decoupage aluminum foil to the lids. It is too cold to paint here and I haven’t had the greatest luck with paint sticking to the plastic lids. Especially if they get used often. We’ll see how the decoupage works! So – here is my attempt at a tutorial.
First I ripped off a piece of tinfoil – nothing out of the ordinary – just generic tinfoil. Then I covered the top of the lid with mod podge.
I place the lid down and pressed firmly making sure that I had good contact with the foil.
Some of the lids were more detailed and not flat on the top, so with those I flipped them over and firmly pressed the foil into all the grooves and pushed the air out to the sides.
After the top was firmly attached I brushed mod podge on the side making sure that I also got the lip at the bottom.
Holding the lid firmly down on the table, I gently pulled up the edges of the foil, smoothing them as I went around.
You will not get them perfectly flat but the foil bends easily and can be flattened.
I actually found that using a round dowel or you could probably use a bone folder and burnishing the edges worked well to make them really flat. (Not shown in the picture above)
I pushed the extra over the edge firmly and used an exacto knife to cut around the inside edge. I found that using a short sawing motion seemed to work best – but my blade was not the sharpest! No matter, it will not be seen.
I brushed another coat on the top to seal it in and left it to dry while I worked on the other three.
And this is what they look like now…in my cupboard.
Aren’t they pretty?!?!!? Much better and more uniform. Works for me!
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