Washi Tape Recycled Jars

You are going to call me crazy but sometimes I just fly away on my thoughts {ok not sometimes, most of the time Ok!} and many of those times I keep thinking and asking myself about trash. Yeah, you heard me right, I think about trash. Have you thought about the amount of recyclable trash we throw away each day? Today I’m sharing these cute washi tape recycled jars and I’m explaining why I think about this.

Washi Tape Recycled Jars

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So let’s think about this just a sec. How many times do we go to stores to buy containers? Of any kind… My mom is a container buyer freak compulsive. She always buys boxes, plastic organizer containers, small containers, and so on. And if she steps on IKEA we lost her. I love containers but sometimes I think that there are so many things we can save from the trash and will do exactly the same thing. Shoe boxes for example. A good paper mod podge or decorated contact paper and it’s as good as a bought box. Baby food jars or plastic cups, also jam jars can do the same as those plastic containers.

My mom gets terrified when I keep all the jars she’s about to throw away. I clean them, dried them and put them in my crafty box. I know I’ll find a good purpose for them. And here is one of my ideas.

I was using a plastic divided container that my mom lend me a while ago, but I know she was going to need it soon so I decided to use all those baby food jars I had kept, decorate them and use them to store everything I had I there. The result was so cute, not only did it store lots of stuff but it was super decorative too.

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So, if you have that vein for recycling or upcycling things this post is right for you!

Here is what I did.

What you need:

  • Spray Paint {I used white}
  • Plastic gloves
  • Washi tape {the colors and patterns you love}
  • Decorative threads
  • Small recycled Jars

First of all, make sure your jars are clean as well as the lids. The lids must be very clean and free of dust and grease.

I went to the backyard and using some big cardboards I painted the lids. It took me about 4 layers to completely cover them. It all depends on the paint. I bought a cheap one, but I know there are some that it comes with surface preparation and all.

Please mind my hand… Completely forgot to wear plastic gloves duh!

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While each layer was drying I started applying the washi tape to the jars. I used 6 different coordinated patterns that I loved.

I applied one line to the bottom and another to the top of the jar.

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I alternate each jar with a different pattern.

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When the lids were ready, I brought them inside and cleaned them a bit with a paper towel.

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Put the lids in place and OMG, they look so cute!

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Ok, so it was time to fill the jars. I brought the plastic container and got started. I didn’t have as many jars as spaces in the container, but I just mixed some related stuff like the fabric flowers, I mixed some colors.

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Some of the stuff I had to place them in a bigger {not decorated} jar for now.

And for the last but not least, I cut some strips of thread in green and pink to decorate the jars.

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I just tide them to the jars right below the lid with a double knot.

And voila!

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Some super cute and decorative containers. These washi tape recycled jars can be revamped in the future. When I don’t want them in those colors anymore, I’ll just remove the washit tape and replace them with other ones. But I just love how they look right now!

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How cool is that???

What do you think? What do you do with all that recyclable-useful junk most people throw away?

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My name is Camila Rojas but everyone call me Cami. I'm a mommy, blogger, baker, do it yourselfer, crafter and graphic designer. Owner and founder of The Crafting Nook {formerly TitiCrafty} and TCN Design Studio: web design for bloggers. Join me on my crazy adventures!