Tag Archives: Jars

Phone Photo Friday!

Friday again! This week has been full of lots of fun DIY’s and getting stuck into more drawings for the Clouds of Colour Etsy store. Im also getting into photographing places around my hometown to show you all- alot of kiwi landscapes and animals so keep an eye out! Hope you all have an exciting weekend planned :) xo Bec


Mothers Day DIY idea: Sand Vases.

Hey guys! Another DIY for y’all and just in time for mothers day :) I have been wanting to turn these old jars into vases then had the idea of coating sand on them! I love how subtle this is and keeps in touch with good old nature.

Supplies needed: Old jars, masking tape, sand and glue that will stick to glass ( I used super strength spray glue, the only trouble with this is the vases cant be washed but I found the glue is strong enough to keep the sand on)

Firstly take off any existing labels on the jars then with masking tape make your stripes and coat with glue.

Sprinkle sand evenly over the glue and set to dry. I left it for a few hours but the longer the better. Slowly peel off the masking tape. If the glue and sand start to come off with the tape then you need to let it dry for longer.
Yipee! You have yourself some very cute vases. I love having only a few flowers in each vase. xo Bec

DIY: Labels for your storage

In mum’s kitchen every jar used to be labelled with a sticky note and her lovely handwriting explaining what was inside. I thought it would be cool to experiment a little with this memory and re-create the labels in a modern way while still keeping it vintage. And what better way to do that than with a freshly brewed jug of coffee!
Here’s how:

Items needed for your DIY are old jars (use any you can find, the more random the better!), a jug of freshly brewed coffee, glue and labels. For the labels I scanned in a drawing I had done of roses, in Photoshop I played around with fonts and borders then printed them out on A4 paper and cut around them all. Remember to soak your jars in hot water so the existing labels come off easily.
I made labels for all our spices and baking items but you could also make them for your office storage space- so cute!

Freshly brew a jug of coffee, you can add as much coffee as you wish depending on how dark you want the labels to be. I did a heaped tablespoon to one cup of warm water.
I then dunked the labels one by one into the coffee and left them to dry overnight on a large plate.

 They go all wrinkly and vintage which I just loved!
Next I used a normal paper glue to stick them onto the old jars and storage containers.
Fill with your spices and baking supplies. Voila! Your cute little labels await their new home :) xo Bec