Craft Room Organization: Fabric Lid Jar Tutorial

This past weekend my hubby decided to help me turn our office in to my official sewing/craft space – yippee!   It’s a very small space, but I think we’ve got it functioning pretty well.  And I can’t complain, I feel pretty lucky to have a sewing room that I can call my own. I can’t wait to show you all the pictures, but we aren’t quite finished yet.

So in the meantime, I thought I would share a few tutorials with you on some of the ways I’ve decided to organize my space.  I have A LOT of metal shank buttons that I cover with fabric and use on the children’s clothing that I sell in my shop, The Cottage Mama.  My Grandma and Grandpa used to do a lot of canning, but have recently slowed down in that arena, so they gave me a bunch of mason jars.  Some are your standard jars and others are the really neat older blue jars.

Anyway, I decided I wanted to find a quick and easy way to make the tops of my jars pretty.  So, here’s what I did……..

Fabric Mason Jar Lid Tutorial
Supplies:
Mason jar with lid
Spray paint
Scraps of fabric
Strong glue – I like Fabri-Tac
Scissors
Pen
Directions:
You will need to use the inner and the outer portions of the lid for this project.
This project is great for using up your scraps of fabric, so pull out your scrap bin to find some fun fabrics you would like to use.
Spread out a plastic bag outside and lay all of the outer parts of the lids on the ground.  I sprayed one other additional lid that was a little different – you can see it to the bottom right corner.
Spray paint the outer portions of the lids.  I used a brown spray paint that I had on hand from another project, but you could totally jazz these up even more and use a fun, bright color.  Let these dry overnight.
Lay the inner part of the lid onto your fabric.
Trace around the lid with your pen.  Don’t worry about the pen on the fabric because the very edge will not even show.
Now you have a circle drawn onto your fabric.  I doubled up my fabric and cut two circles at one time.
Use your scissors to cut the circle out of your fabric.
Turn the inner portion of the lid, side up, and apply glue all over the top.
Press your fabric on top of the inner portion of the lid.  Securing the fabric to the lid.
Now take the spray-painted outer lid and place some glue around the inner edge.
Turn the inner portion of the lid upside down and press it into the glue in the outer portion of the lid.  Allow to dry for about an hour.
And there you have it, pretty fabric topped mason jars!
I’m in love with these blue mason jars – they just shout vintage to me.
For these two jars, I used some fabric from Amy Butler “Love” and Heather Bailey’s “Nicey Jane”.
I love getting organized, but I love it even more when I’m organized AND things look pretty!
Cottage Mama’s Note:  Want to do something else fun with your mason jar lids?  Check out my Mason Jar Pin Cushion Tutorial.

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37 Comments

  1. Emilee says:

    These would look like an art piece if they were laid on their side..love this idea, thanks so much for sharing your ideas..I love your blog!!

  2. Ok, that is just too cute. I have an entire box of mason jars in my garage just ready to decorate!

  3. Those look lovely!!

  4. they turned out so great. cute and simple idea! thanks.

  5. pretty pretty, nice job!

  6. Found you on One Pretty Thing. Great idea – I always just used a square of fabric and screwed the lid over it. Very fussy! Never thought to cover the metal disk. I would just add, if anyone is interested in recycling…if you eat home canned foods, you’re supposed to throw away the disk part since the seal is no longer good. This would be a good way to recyle them instead & save a little money rather than buyng new ones. Either way, great idea!

  7. Stopping by to return the follow. I am so glad you stopped by my blog so I could find yours – it is absolutely darling! I can’t wait to peruse your projects!

    Have a great weekend!
    Amy

  8. i love these mason jar covers, they are so beautiful and I would love to make them, great tutorial, you know those cupcake that come in the mason jars, do you think that the cover could be on those??
    if you have time to visit come by
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  9. Cute idea, I’m visiting from NFF!

    ~Lauri
    http://knitsandreads.blogspot.com

  10. So cute!
    I suppose you could also use scrapbook paper?
    It’s the painted lids that make them pop!
    Heck, the lids could just be hung on the wall and look great!
    😉
    I am here at your place today from New Friend Friday, and so glad I stopped by 🙂
    I got some ideas from your blog!
    Blessings to you!

  11. Just stopping in and looking around from Follow Friday! And just became your newest follower! Yea! Hope you stop by and return the favor!

    My blog http://www.remodelaholic.com is all about interior design and remodeling there are some great tutorials so you can get the look you want on a budget! We also have a link party every Friday to show off your stuff!!

  12. Great idea! Thank you for stopping by my blog. Hope you have a great weekend!

  13. Super cute! I love what you did with these!

  14. Hi following you back…thanks for stopping by my blog…makeupthoughts.blogspot.com
    dee

  15. What an adorable blog you got! I’m your newest follower!! 🙂

  16. Here from Friday Follow. Thanks for your comments on my blog! I just purchased my first kit to start making fabric covered buttons but I have yet to try it.

  17. What a great idea!
    I am always reusing jars and things to store stuff in.

  18. I would have never thought of this. They are so pretty…thanks for the ideas!
    I’m from Friday Follow and I’m your newest follower!

  19. wow what a great project it turned out to be superb
    Thanks for the visit and lovely comment

  20. Hello! Happy FF=0) I’m a new follower and hope you will follow me too!

    I just LOVE the colored glass!!! GORGEOUS=0)

    HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
    xoxo,
    Carol

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  21. Super cute idea…I need to organize my craft room (you really cannot call it that right now). Greta fabrics and I love mason jars for everything!

    New follower from The Trendy Treehouse!

    Holly
    504main.com

  22. Very cute!

  23. Those are so cute. I just did a project where I spray painted some mason jars, and fabric lids would look cute with a painted jar.

    I will have to look over the rest of your blog now.

    Larissa
    Just Another Day in Paradise

  24. Cute!! I have that same fabric,and LOVE it! I’d love for you to link these up http://iheartnaptime.blogspot.com/2010/05/sundae-scoop-favs-link-party-and.html

  25. These are adorable!

  26. What a brilliant idea. these are so cute!

  27. Love this!! Amy Butler makes everything better! Filing this idea away for when my craft room gets done!

  28. these are very pretty!

  29. These are great, they totally make me smile….gotta love the blue mason jars!

  30. they look gorgeous– great idea!

  31. Storage just got cuter! Great tutorial, saw you on TipJunkie! 🙂

  32. Super smart, and super cute!!!!
    Love your ideas, thanks for sharing them!

  33. Gorgeous!! 🙂

  34. What a lovely and creative idea. Thanks for sharing.

  35. Love all your tutorials, I think I will try some of them for Christmas Gift Ideas. 🙂

  36. I have a bit of a jar obsession so I LOVED this tutorial. I loved it so much I had to share it on MY blog!

    http://soulstitches.blogspot.com/2011/12/things-to-do-with-scrap-fabric-part-one.html

    I love all the great stuff you’re doing!

    -Haleigh

  37. You just gave me inspiration for my craft room. I have some areas where I need improvement with ways of storing, as I do many kinds of Art. Thank you for your great ideas & refreshing info. <3