spicin’ it up
We had some fresh rosemary that was on its way out, so I decided to dry it and save it. And of course you can’t just put dried herbs in any old container. Luckily, we had the prefect jar to put it in. I had some fun upcycling it.
I used a couple small jam jars we had lying around.
My plan was to make the jars look country-homey. This involved two things: wrapping the lid in fabric, and putting a label on it.
I started by wrapping the lid. I had two jars to work with, so I used two swatches of fabric – plum and yellow.
I cut out a circle of fabric, then trimmed out little triangles evenly throughout. If you don’t trim out the triangles. the cap won’t fit onto the jar when you’re done. (I learned that the hard way!)
Using fabric glue, I attached the top of the lid to the fabric, then put glue on the inner rim of the lid and folded the fabric over, adding glue where necessary.
After doing a test run wrapping the lids, I got a little fancy by adding embroidery.
The next part of upcycling the jar was to add the label. I used the design I created for my estieMade logo for this.
I used spray adhesive to attach it to the jar, but it got really messy. Next time, I’ll just use tacky glue instead.
Put the dried rosemary in the jars, and voila! Country-homey look achieved. Wouldn’t a set of these jars with different spices would make a great gift?!