Monday, February 25, 2013

Diy burlap coffee jar

Hello and happy Monday everyone :)

I hope you all had a great weekend. Although mine went way too fast (as usual) it was nice to have plans and also have some decent down time. In addition to running Saturday morning, I went to a friends 31 and pampered chef party. When I got home, hubby wanted to do pizza hut for dinner. This isn't something we do too often so it tasted soooo good. Sunday was some household chores and relaxation time. We rented two redbox movies, the Alex Cross movie (I have no idea what its really called) and FLIGHT with Denzel Washington. Both good in different ways.

Anyway, are you all ready to see my Sunday afternoon craft project and how-to??

Isn't it so cute?? It was so super easy to make and although my poor cricut wouldn't turn on to play like I planned (gasp, I hope it isn't dead!!) it all worked out ok in the end.

So I started out with an old spaghetti sauce jar cleaned up, washed out and label taken off and some leftover burlap.

I cut my burlap to fit the majority of the flat portion of the jar. Once I was satisfied with it, I hopped on the computer and printed my word "Coffee" in a fun font.

I cut out the word so that I could tape it to the "wrong" side of my burlap and make sure it would land right where I wanted it to be.

After I got it situated I pulled out a painters pen, also from another project. I figured this would be much easier and neater than trying to mess with fabric paint. Because burlap has so many spaces, it is so easy to see right through and trace the letters (or any other pattern you wish).

See how easy it is to see through?

then you just trace


and trace some more. Here, I decided to use the threading in the burlap to create a little dotted border around COFFEE.

Just. like. so.

I attached it on with good old hot glue and sat back to look at it. Too plain? Yep. Needs some color. I didn't have any ribbon handy that was the perfect fit so I hit up the fabric scraps.

I had this fabric from one of my fabric flower shenanigans and it worked so darn perfectly! (if I do say so...) I sprayed the lid black because, well, it just looked nicer than gold (soooo not a gold fan over here).

in it's new little home... brew is on!

... and there you have it. Happy day!


Amy Redd said... [Reply]

I absolutely LOVE this! Pinning! :)

Maria said... [Reply]

you are so creative, jodi!! i love it! so much cuter than the tin cans coffee comes in. i'm going to have to remember this. glad you had a relaxing weekend with the mr, pizza and movies. steve watched flight this weekend and loved it.
have a great monday. xoxo

Sandy Bradford said... [Reply]

super cute idea.. would make for a great gift too. possibilities are endless.

Mindi@MyLove2Create said... [Reply]

Super cute Jodi! I love this project, I have several jars I have been saving, now I have a great way to make them cute!

Donna Wilkes said... [Reply]

Another cute reason to save all your jars. I could think of so many ways to use this - adorable as a gift!

Anne said... [Reply]

so cute!!! Love this idea.

Have a great week!

Cynthia Landrie said... [Reply]

I love most anything made with Burlap! So inexpensive, but makes such a statement.

I have a link party for recipes, crafts, DIY projects and etsy shops. I would love it if you would link up a few of your creations!

Thanks so much!
Cynthia at

By the way, I am now following your blog! I want to keep up with your creativeness!

Mejia Mamma said... [Reply]

Loveeee this idea... IDK why I've never thought to put my coffee in a mason jar! It'd keep it much fresher - and the burlap is a great touch!! Pinning to my Burlap Pinterest Board & doin it tonight ;-)

Fluster Buster said... [Reply]

I love working with burlap and this is such a cute idea. I'm following you via GFC. I host Fluster Creative Muster Party on Wednesdays and I would love it if you would come by and party with us. Hope to see you there!

Hugs, Smiles, and Blessings,

Fluster Buster

Cathy Trochelman said... [Reply]

Cute! Great idea to trace printed letters through the burlap... it turned out great!