A simple DIY jar to hold pencils and pens or anything else you find lying around! I'm really into mason jar decorating right now so hopefully there will be more decorating/organizing ideas soon!
If the label of the jar is stuck right on with the sticker substance then hold the jar under hot water for 2-3 minutes until the label starts of peel off, and just rub GENTLY at the sticker residue with a sponge until it's all gone (while the jar is still under the hot water)
Gather together all your supplies
-Hot glue gun (not pictured)
Measure the circumference of your jar using the measuring tape (mine was 28 cm)
Then measure how long you want the paper to be on your jar (on the jar I used, there were little indents from where the label used to be so i just made the paper as big as the label would've been [9.5 cm])
Next mark the dimensions on your piece of paper and cut!
Take the twine and wrap it a couple times around the mouth of the jar (it doesn't have to be a couple times... if you like it wrapped only once or wrapped more it's totally personal preference).
Tie the twine into a knot, and BEFORE cutting the piece, tie a bow and DOUBLE knot it
Heat up the glue gun, and beware your fingers! glue a straight line down one side of the jar how ever long you want your paper to be.
TIP: it would look nicer and 'cleaner' if the twine bow was on the opposite side of the glue line
carefully stick one of the ends of the paper on the glued line and let it dry so you should have something like the picture.
TIP: let the glue cool for about 10 secs before you put the paper on top of it (it keeps for less of the hot glue strings catching onto your fingers)
Add another glue line right next to the one you did in step 7 (almost on top of the first one)
Carefully pull the paper around the jar and stick it on the glue line.
AND YAY you know have a simply decorated jar! These work really well in groups of 3 or 4 (or 1 or 2) with flowers or something! let the creativity from within flow out into your projects! happy recycling :)