Wednesday, January 11, 2012

DIY: pets in a jar

Don't get scared! 
I'm not going to do anything bad to my pets, I promise you!!

I had two bookcases that needed to be moved out of the office:
I believe they got an identity crisis since I turned them
into an open pantry.

This means: more room in the kitchen.
Which also means that all the empty jars that I was saving for ages will be finally in use!

...and the use is...
(I saw this idea ages ago on Apartment Therapy , finally on my shelves!!)

In my life I have been fortunate enough to have many pets.
May I introduce you to their pictures:

Most of them are now on the rainbow bridge, but they will be always in my heart and memories.
...And now also closed to my eyes,
since they are looking at me from the jars in my kitchen.

My take: I wanted to give these jars a "finished look",
so I wrapped the "mouth" of the jar with sisal and glue.
Once dry, just place your pictures in the jars and you're done!!

It's easy-peasy, but here's a quick step-by-step tutorial for you!

You {only} need:
empty & clean jars in different sizes and shapes
white glue and sisal

1* place a nice amount of white glue on the opening of your jar
2* spread the glue evenly with your finger
3* wrap the sisal around several times, covering well the glass screw
4* at the end, it will look like this 
5* and your hands like this 
6* clean with a damp cloth and allow to dry
(white glue will turn clear when dry)
7* wrap your picture in a tube 
8* place it inside your jar 
(and eventually use a wooden spoon to place it correctly into the tall bottle like ones)

xox, d.

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