I Do DIY… jam jars with bunting and hearts washi tape

10 Oct

 I Do DIY... jam jars with bunting and hearts washi tapeTruth be told, I don’t eat a lot of jam.

I do however like putting flowers in jam jars.

So one of the first DIY things we did
for the wedding was collect jam jars.

We sourced them from family, friends, freecycle
and oh yes, even bought some jam ourselves.
Well, marmalade and lemon curd.

Eventually we had lots.
(Lots here means we lost count.)

I wanted to customise them somehow.
But in a way that was easy, quick and cheap.
(You’ll see that theme running through all my DIYs!)

Then I hit upon the idea
of using my Japanese washi tape.

 I Do DIY... jam jars with bunting and hearts washi tapeI had quite a few rolls,
picked up from various places
for a future unknown craft project.

So one Sunday afternoon, armed with scissors, jars
and scissors, we started to washi tape the jars…

First came the hearts, then the little sayings,
then table numbers… and finally bunting.

It was honestly one of the most
therapeutic bits of wedding planning.
Even if I did start to doubt my sanity
after looking at too many jam jars!

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Here’s how to make them:

1. Washi tape hearts

 I Do DIY... jam jars with bunting and hearts washi tape

heart jars convopieces I Do DIY... jam jars with bunting and hearts washi tape a. choose your colour of tape and cut two equal strips
b. put them together to make an ‘L’ shape
c. cut a semi-circle at one end, then the other
d. attach to jar. that’s it!

 I Do DIY... jam jars with bunting and hearts washi tape

2. Washi tape sayings
 I Do DIY... jam jars with bunting and hearts washi tapeYou will need a rolling stamp for this
(it’s the same one I used for our invites)

a. pick a colour, cut a section and lay it flat
b. load up your stamp with ink
c. press your stamp on the tape
d. carefully put the tape onto the jar
(don’t touch the ink or it will smudge) awesomejars convopieces I Do DIY... jam jars with bunting and hearts washi tape

3. Washi tape table numbers

 I Do DIY... jam jars with bunting and hearts washi tapeAs well as jam jars (and fluff jars)
we had a lot of pasta sauce jars.
We used these for making our table numbers.

Here’s how to make a ‘1’.
The same theory applies for all numbers but
with a whole lot more bits for curvy numbers.

 I Do DIY... jam jars with bunting and hearts washi tapea. cut 3 sections of tape – a small square,
a medium and a long piece.
b. make a cup of tea, you deserve it.
c. place the tape onto the jar as below.

number jars convopieces I Do DIY... jam jars with bunting and hearts washi tape

4. Washi tape bunting

 I Do DIY... jam jars with bunting and hearts washi tapeI loved doing the bunting jars.
Total switch off mode.

On round jars, I only did the fronts.
On Bonne Maman jars, I did the whole way
round because the bunting fit perfectly so.

Here’s how:

 I Do DIY... jam jars with bunting and hearts washi tapea. choose your bunting colour scheme.
b. cut a piece of each and put them against
the edge of a surface so you can cut them.
c. cut a triangle off your first strip

 I Do DIY... jam jars with bunting and hearts washi taped. put that first triangle onto the jar
e. cut another triangle, then place it on
f. repeat until you have enough bunting!

bunting jars convopieces I Do DIY... jam jars with bunting and hearts washi tape And that’s it.

Can’t believe how simple it looks
once put down into a blog post!

{Next I Do DIY… cake bunting and actual bunting}

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P.S. The I Do DIY posts will run alongside
the Weddingnesday posts… just in case
you’re all wondering.

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