Upcycled Jar Tutorial


Hello, G45ers!

  Think twice next time you go to throw away an old jar.  With this step by step video tutorial Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador, Marina Ignatova shows us how to transform garbage into a home decor treasure.  These shabby chic jars are great for storing your crafting supplies and embellishments, keeping your desk tidy or adding a “wow” factor to a shelf.  This set of repurposed jars have been inspired by our April Challenge – #G45Upcycle.  We hope this project inspires you to take a look around your house and upcycle something with a bit of paper and glue.



  Marina used our A Ladies’ Diary – Deluxe Collector’s Edition for this project which is out of stock, however, we are pleased to announce that our Once Upon a Springtime and French Country DCE’s are finally back and now available!


Shabby Chic Repurposed Jar Tutorial

By Marina Ignatova


“Hello everyone! 

Our April challenge is dedicated to the celebration of Earth Day and we decided to give a second life to some things. 

Oooooh if you only knew how much I love to remake various unnecessary things into something really beautiful!

I didn’t have to think about the challenge for a long time: I just opened a couple of cabinets at home and took out practical empty jars of cream and cookies.

Well, then it’s a matter of technology! I really wanted to give them a somewhat vintage look. To do this, I used an amazing collection Ladies diary

I made a step-by-step tutorial on decorating jars. Enjoy your viewing!” ~Marina


Supply List:

A Ladies Diary – Deluxe Collector’s Edition

Antique Brass Door Knockers

Gold Tape


Video Tutorial:

Upcycled Jar Tutorial by Marina Ignatova | Graphic 45





Happy Papercrafting!


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3 Responses

  1. Beautiful boxes. Please add to the list of materials what you used to make the “rope” on each jar and the products you used to paint them.

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