Personalized Mason Jar
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Upcycle an old mason jar that’s been in the back of your cabinet for years into a beautiful container with this embroidery tutorial!
Mason Jars have become so popular, and yet you can find them basically anywhere. I see them all the time at thrift stores, and what better way to reuse an old jar to make it into a cute container. I store spools of thread, pencils, and markers in them.
Approximate time this project will take: 1-2 hours
What You’ll Need:
- Embroidery Hoop
- Embroidery Thread – colors of choice
- Embroidery Needle
- Piece of twine or rope
- Transfer Marker or Pencil
- Mason Jar with lid
- Hot Glue Gun
- Trace the inner circle of your mason jar lid so you can see what space you have to create your design.
- Draw your design in the circle onto the fabric.
- Start stitching! I used a series of satin stitches, back stitches, and french knots for my design.
- Cut around your circle and leave 3/4 – 1 inch of fabric. The more the better. You will need the extra fabric to secure around the inner part of the lid.
- Take the inner plate of your lid and place it behind your embroidery.
- Place the outer ring on the top of the embroidered piece of fabric and make sure to center your design.
- Use your glue gun to secure the fabric on to the inner plate.
- Take the outer ring off and place glue around the outer edge of the mason jar, outside of the ring your drew on the fabric. Quickly secure the outer ring back onto the fabric.
- Glue your twine or rop around the metal ring of the lid.
And there you have it! Now you have a cute storage jar for knick knacks!
If you’re looking for different design stencils and stitches to use, this project is featured in my beginner embroidery e-book along with several other embroidery projects!
Amanda is a hand embroidery artist and teacher. With over 15 years of experience in the craft industry and embroidery, she owns and runs Crewel Ghoul, sharing tutorials and patterns to help inspire fellow crafters to get inspired and creative. In addition to running this website, she teaches on Skillshare and Youtube.