RTW: Pretty Fabric Lid TUTORIAL

 Reader’s Tutorial Week is a week where i spotlight my Reader’s fabulous tutorials and introduce you to fellow Craftaholics. it’s tons of fun!!

Hi, my name is Lindsay and am thrilled that I was invited to share my Fabric Lid Jar Tutorial from my blog The Cottage HomeThe Cottage Home was started to share my passion for cooking, sewing, crafting and all things domestic and out of that came my etsy shop, The Cottage Mama.  My Shop is all about modern fabric, vintage style and timeless classics – handmade children’s clothing for your darling little ones.

Now onto the real reason I am here……..

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
Mason jar with lid
Spray paint
Scraps of fabric
Strong glue – I like Fabri-Tac
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!
Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1
    Digsby Mac Feegle

    when you do this to jar can you still use the jar for canning, or does the fabric interfere with the seal?

  2. 2
    Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner]

    I love this! So simple, but I like pretty & organized things too :]

  3. 3

    @ Digsby: You could always glue the fabric on after canning/sealing the lid. That way, the food would be preserved right, and the can would still be pretty!!

  4. 4

    Very pretty…love that look!

  5. 5
    The Cottage Mama

    Yes, I would not recommend doing this if you are planning on canning – it will not seal.

    I did it this way because I knew I would be using it for organization/decor. I think zipdinger has a good idea……you could cut the fabric smaller and place it on top after canning.

    Glad you liked the tut. Thanks for including me Linda!!

    Happy Memorial Day!

  6. 6

    Awesome idea! And so fun! I wonder if there is a way to make it waterproof protected?

  7. 7

    Missed this some how. Following so many talented gals I forgive myself. These jar lid are super, blue ones I cant find but have 2 cases of quart & pints , I’ll take a few & do those Thanks Vanessa. LOL

  8. 8

    How has the paint on the lid held up? Did it peel?