At the swap meet last Saturday, we bought four cute glass jars with wood tops from a swap meet vendor.
Each of the lids had a chicken sticker on it.
We decided the jars would make fun display items for the counter, so we pulled off the stickers and replaced them with our own. :)
First, we used our favorite photo editing site, Picmonkey, and designed a new "sticker" for the jar tops, based on what we were going to put inside-in this case; marbles, jars of honey, Zotz candy, and A&W Root Beer Jelly Bellys.
After we printed off the new "stickers", we took 1/2 Elmer's glue and 1/2 water and mixed up a "Modpodge" type glue.
Next we made sure the labels were going to be the right size for the lids...
Then it was time to paint a thin layer of our glue on the backside of the paper and press it down on the wooden lid.
We could have left it just like that, but we decided since the jars already had a "vintage" feel to them, that we would paint a thin layer of glue on over the top too. This smears the ink a little and gives it an aged look.
We wiped the glue off around the edges so we weren't left with a dried crust on the wood. :)
Once they were all dry and filled with the goodies, we were finished!
Voila! Vintage inspired jars with an old fashioned candy store look! :)
Stop by and tell us what you think! :)
-The GA Gang