How To: Pretty Wood Grain Jar Makeover

It’s hard not to notice the emerging trend in design circles for all things wood grain, and mason jars are also a popular prop with stylists at the minute.

woodgrain jar makeover - jar craft -

Why not combine the two to create a practical and decorative piece that will cost you next to nothing. Use the finished jar as a vase, for craft storage or to make your pantry just a little prettier.

You will need:

  • One wide mouth jar. I’ve used and old mayonnaise jar and soaked off the label.
  • Wood grain vinyl adhesive contact paper, light and dark. Feel free to substitute with other colours or patterns.
  • Scissors
  • Scrapbooking paper edge punch in a decorative lacy design

How to:

  1. Cut a strip about one inch wide in both the dark and the light adhesive. Measure around the jar and trim leaving about 1/2 an inch overlap.
  2. Use your punch to create a decorative edge on both strips.
  3. Peel off the backing and stick on the lighter strip about half way up the jar. Hint: half fill the jar with water to give you a level guide.
  4. Add the darker strip on top.

DIY jar makeover - steps

Yay! That was easy.
Why not make some extra pieces of lacy wood grain adhesive strips and use them for scrapbooking projects or gift wrapping in place of paper tape?

Jar Craft - Easy decorative woodgrain finish to an old jar

I originally created this project for A Spoonful of Sugar, view the guest post here.


  • Mylemonayde says:

    So cute, would love to try this. Just found your blog and love it. Went back and read every post. Yes, I got lost on your blog and came out with a smile. Looking forward to reading more. Hayley x

    • Miss Cinti - my poppet says:

      Thanks Hayley, that's so lovely to hear. Thanks for taking the time and leaving a comment
      x cinti

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.