DIY Country Bumpkin Craft Room Storage Jars

DIY Craft Room Storage Jars

Crafts room are an organizers nightmare.  They have so many different types of supplies in all shapes and sizes.  Storing all of these supplies is a challenge, my craft room is no exception.

My craft room shelves are lined with rows of labelled functional plastic lidded bins.  They work like a charm for craft room storage, but aren’t decorative at all.  I want my craft room to be pretty and fun, so I made some  craft storage jars to add variety.

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In the 1980’s I canned everything from pickles to fish, I had hundreds of mason jars.   Eventually I quit canning, giving away the quart jars and slow using up the pint jars for drink glasses.

Now that mason jars are popular again I have only purchased decor reproductions or really vintage jars.  I wrecked a couple of my vintage jars trying to dye or paint them and the remaining ones are either too pricey or too old to risk. So for my craft room jars I am adding the simple embellishments instead.

Some craft supplies store better in jars than in bins, pins, buttons, embroidery thread, wasa tape, thread, are some examples.  These jars hold my buttons, wasa tape and any little kits I find like mini banners, or fine twine sets.

These little tie on ribbons are the easiest embellishments to make.   I took some odds and sods of fabric scraps and made these country bumpkin style ties out of them.  My grand daughters wear these same ties in there hair,but these ties are shorter.

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Country Bumpkin Ties Tutorial

To make these you need scraps of material at least 54 inches long and 6 to 8 inches wide.

My ties are  8 inches wide.  Cut your material into strips (you can rip them if you find it easier).

Fold the material in half good sides together and iron.

Cut the two ends at a 45 degree angle starting from the folded side out.  Do this on both ends.  (This is the same method you use when your trimming the end of any ribbon.)


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Its not necessary to pin the strips as long as you sew slowly and make sure you line the edge of the material up correctly as you sew.  Make a 3/8 inch seam along all three sides.  Make sure to leave about a 3 inch opening in the long seam for turning the ribbon out.

As this is a perfect project for a young crafter I am including a picture of the placement on the sewing machine.

Scraps of material cut into long srips and sewn. The ends are cut at a 45 degree angle.

Turn the ribbon right side out.  Use your finger to push out the points at the end.

Scraps of material cut into long srips and sewn. The ends are cut at a 45 degree angle.

Iron the ribbon.  Sew the little opening closed with a seam as close to the edge as possible.

Now tie them around your mason jars.

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I think these would be cute around anything galvanized as well.   If you like this idea, please pin or for later.  Thanks!

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  1. Colleen Howell says:

    Super cute and looks easy enough even for me a beginner at sewing

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Absolutely Colleen and because it uses little bits of material they don’t have to stress about wrecking expensive material supplies.

  2. JaneEllen says:

    Don’t see any reason why things can’t be pretty as well as work hard. Love how your jars look, especially jar with ribs on it. Have couple of those jars with ribs I found in KY, take special care with them as who knows if could ever find any again.
    Where we live in western CO is hard to find many vintage items can be found other areas like east coast or Midwest. Is frustrating to me when I lived in great areas before here and everything is so expensive here.
    Show us when you get all your jars in craft room so we can see how lovely it looks.
    The fabrics you used for your jars are so pretty also. Makes me wish I could have gotten all the gingham our thrift store had while back. Got some but was in our fourth week of 5 weeks before payday so no more money to buy more. Think the gingham would have been so cute on jars.

  3. These are so sweet Leanna.
    Thank you for linking up at Create, Bake, Grow and Gather last week. I’m delighted to be featuring this project at today’s party and pinning it to the party board.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      I am so honoured Kerryanne. I will for sure to be by checking it out and sharing it around. Thanks so much.

  4. So pretty and perfect for beautiful storage. I love how the just tie on so they are easily changeable.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thanks Julie. It was a fun way to use up some little tidbits of material. Thank you for commenting.

  5. I’m altering your good idea. I have numerous short pieces of ribbon awaiting future projects. I’m going to store them by wrapping them around jars full of embellishments ala your idea.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      That’s great and that way you can see what you have on hand instead of digging through a knotted mess.

  6. I know this is wrong but I love these because the next time hubby says I have too many of anything? I am going to cover all his jars filled with screws with this fabric cozies! LOL I know, I’m sick. Have to get my jollies where I can 😉

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Oh that’s perfect lol. Maybe you could do them in some sort of male type material. Little cars or camouflage. That will be priceless fun. Love it lol.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you. I think they are cute and love that they are made out of scrap material,

  7. These are really cute! Sometimes a simple embellishment is all it needs!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you Sophie. I think they are fun for my girlish craft room.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Right on Donna. I thought of these to use up some little bits of fabric I had laying around. Very glad you like them.

  8. I ditto what DebraShoppeNo5 said – would be so lovely for any gift giving occasion!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Marie: I certainly have to think about using this idea at Christmas.

  9. I adore mason jars for everything. Your decorative jars are lovely. I wonder if I should make a few for my daughter’s dorm room.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Oh right on Elise. That would be really nice. They are easy to do an use scrap material. I think you could easily add a tag to them as well.

  10. LOL, you sound like me with my jars- my hubby is always trying to get me to toss them, but I’m resistant to. I’m like, “Don’t you dare throw my jars away!” lol. I have used some of them for pencils and small school supplies, but I like the idea of adding ribbon to them!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      I was at an antique show where the guy wanted $38 for an old one. I didn’t buy it but the real vintage ones are worth holding on to and keeping intact.

  11. This is so pretty. Not just for storing craft supplies but you know around Christmas time you give or get a sweet treat recipe and all of the ingredients in a jar? How pretty this would be to give as a gift. Pinned.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Debra. That is a much appreciated idea. Thanks for thinking of it my friend. Much appreciated.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you Pam. They are super easy to make.

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