How to Upcycle Jam Jars

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We show you how to Upcycle Jam Jars to make amazing and creative jam jar wedding centrepieces.  This is a relatively low cost wedding centrepiece idea that you can DIY for your wedding day.  Doing your own wedding centrepieces can really help cut down on your wedding costs.

Upcycled Jam Jars

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Upcycled wedding jam jars

Jane Day interior stylist and writer of the blog Tea With Ruby, showed us how to upcycle jam jar wedding centrepieces.

Upcycled Wedding jam jars

You will need …

  • Vessels of your choice (glass jars, mason jars, tin cans)
  • Multiple lengths of cut fabric
  • Colourful cotton
  • Glass head pins
  • Sewing Needle
  • Scissors

Upcycle Jam Jar wedding centrepieces

Jam Jar Equipment
Follow this …
Start by measuring the circumference and height of your chosen vessel. Decide how wide you want your fabric strips to be, then divide the height by the width of your strip. This will tell you how many strips of fabric you will need to cover the vessel. Add one extra length for overlapping when winding onto your vessel.
Measure and cut the strips to be a few millimetres longer than the circumference of your vessel. The few extra millimetres is to allow you to overlap the joins as you stitch each strip together.
Jam Jar Stitching ribbon
Pin the strips end to end and complete a neat running stitch in you chosen coloured cotton, removing the pins as you go to make one continuous ribbon of fabric.
Jam Jar wrap around jar
Wind the fabric strip around your vessel from bottom to top overlapping slightly to cover the surface underneath. Once at the top, secure with a pin.
Jam Jar, securing
Jam Jar, end

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