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Jars of Spools Project

While flipping through the inspiring pages of the Where Women Create Book of Inspiration, I fell in love with the many artistic ideas for creative storage. Jars have always been a personal favorite as I love being able to clearly see my supplies. Oversize jars are a fun way to store ribbons, tapes and much more. Visit The Shoppe at Somerset weekly because we will soon be selling some great oversized jars that you will love. I borrowed some jars from Stampington & Company’s owner Kellene Giloff to show you this storage idea.

Two of the jars I used had beige colored lids which I wasn’t too fond of so I decided to slightly alter them and painted them white with white acrylic paint. Once the paint dries, you can distress the lids if you like, I suggest just using a small swatch of sandpaper or sanding block. To seal the paint so it doesn’t chip, paint a coat of Collage Pauge over the outside of the lid.

I often like to alter the outside of the jars with some simple, crafty touches. Try using your favorite decorative tape; I used the canvas tape by Prima Marketing. Alternatively, you could use a strip of paper and glue it around the middle or neck of the jar, or tie a simple piece of ribbon.

Fill your jars with your favorite odds and ends. Mine are filled with a supplies that I use regularly - our seam binding ribbons, bakers twine, and various ruffled fabric strips.

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