We love to decoupage with Mod Podge, so when we found out May 19th is National Mod Podge Day, we knew we had to share one of our favorite Mod Podge techniques: How To Decoupage A Glass Jar With Mod Podge! We started by going to Jo-Ann to get these cute glass jars. They came with lids and remind us of small apothecary jars.
Here’s a video we made showing how to decoupage a glass jar with Mod Podge. Follow along as we share our best tips and tricks, then use the steps below to make your own decoupaged jars! (If you like this kind of how-to video, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel. We post a new video tutorial every week!)
How To Decoupage A Glass Jar With Mod Podge
This is a partially sponsored post written by us to honor Mod Podge on it’s 50th birthday. We’ve loved Mod Podge since we were kids, so when Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores asked if we wanted to do a Mod Podge blog post for National Mod Podge Day, we jumped at the chance!
Jar (Choose one your hand fits inside of)
Pretty scrapbook papers
1. The first step is to cut images out of the scrapbook paper to use in your design. We chose a bird, some flowers, and butterflies. We created branches by cutting shapes from green paper. We recommend mocking up the design in advance. We used Die Cuts With A View scrapbook papers we also got at Jo-Ann. The stack was called “Birds & Butterflies.”
2. Mask the outside of the jar with masking tape to create visual guidelines for where to place your design inside the jar.
3. Paint a layer of Mod Podge on the front of the bird. We are placing the bird inside the jar, so that’s why the Mod Podge goes on the front of the bird. Reach inside the jar and place the bird.
Then paint a layer of Mod Podge over the back of the bird. It’s okay to get the Mod Podge on the glass. It dries clear. Next go back in and use a finger to press the bird up against the glass. This will smooth out any wrinkles and bubbles.
Here’s a tip: If your jar is rolling around while you are trying to work, rest the jar on a bag of beans.
4. Choose the next part of the design, for us it is the green branch, and paint the front with Mod Podge. Place the piece in the jar and press it up against the glass. Paint another layer of Mod Podge over the back. Then press the back of the piece with your finger to remove wrinkles and bubbles.
5. Continue to layer your cut-out paper images until your design is complete. You could stop there and let the Mod Podge dry clear, but we decided to add a background to our design.
6. To create a background, cut a strip of scrapbook paper to fit between the masking tape marks and wrap around the jar.
Instead of painting a layer of Mod Podge on this piece, paint the Mod Podge inside the jar using the masking tape as guidelines.
Then curl the paper and set it inside the jar between the guidelines.
Then paint the back with a layer of Mod Podge. Finally, use your index finger to press the paper up against the inside of the jar. This will remove wrinkles and bubbles. Let the Mod Podge dry. Remove the masking tape.
Tip: The Mod Podge will dry clear, but if you got any on the clear part of the jar where you can see it, you can carefully peel it off.
Happy 50th Birthday Mod Podge!
Did you grow up with Mod Podge? What are some of your favorite projects? We’d love to hear! Leave us a comment.
Jennifer & Kitty
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