Fabric Covered Jar

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By General Crafts Contributor Erin from the blog Lovesome.

DIY Scrap Fabric Pencil Holder - Tutorial at ThinkCrafts.com

Here’s a fun project that is perfect for a back-to-school teacher gift, makeup brush holder, or a catch-all for pencils and trinkets. It’s easy and the customizing is endless! So let’s jump right in!

What you need:

  • fabric (a fat quarter will be more than enough, scraps work great!)
  • clear jar
  • glue
  • container to hold glue mixture
  • craft stick

What to do:


First, cut your fabric into strips. Make them as wide as you want, but make sure you measure your jar to see how tall they need to be. I used about 8 strips for my small-ish jar.


Next, make your glue mixture, mixing equal parts water and glue. You want the consistency to be like runny paint. Stir it until mixed through.


Dip your fabric strips in the glue mixture one by one, making sure to fully immerse the fabric. My fabric was a little water resistant at first, but once I immersed the whole thing it soaked the mixture right up.


Position your soaked fabric strip inside the jar, and use the craft stick to smooth it down and remove any bubbles. Continue until the whole jar is covered. Don’t worry about any glue that pools up in the bottom or the jar. You can easily wipe it up with a paper towel when you are finished, and the glue dries clear, so you won’t notice it at all when it’s all dry.

DIY Scrap Fabric Pencil Holder - ThinkCrafts.com

Let it dry over night before you put anything in it, and then you have a one-of-a-kind jar for holding whatever your heart desires! As I said before, this would make a fun teacher gift, using fun colors and a mason jar. Or a pretty floral fabric would look cute with markers or makeup brushes inside. It would also be pretty to use different fabrics and make it look like patchwork. The possibilities are endless!

DIY Fabric Pencil Holder - Tutorial at ThinkCrafts.com

Have fun!

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About erin

My name is Erin Lund and I share ideas and inspiration over at Lovesome (link: www.feelinglovesome.blogspot.com). I live in Seattle, Washington with my husband and toddler-son, and have grown to love the rain, it gives me extra time inside for crafting and creating! As a preschool-teacher-turned-mother I love coming up with kid-friendly crafts, as well as pretty little projects for myself that make life a little more fun.

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