4.27.2010

Personalized Photo jars for Mom


Looking for something personal to give mom (or grandma) for Mother's day?  It doesn't get much more personal than your (or your kid's) face on a funky jar.  Beautiful AND useful!  My mom just has my three kids for grand kids so I picked up these three spice jars at good will and cleaned them up. You will need bottles, clear shelf lining contact paper, a laser copy of your image.  I printed these with a laser printer on plain copy paper. You don't want photo paper, it won't rub away. If you don't have a laser printer you can get a copy at the copy store for about a quarter.  We were being silly at the antique mall and trying a bunch of hats on the kids.  Hayden kinda looks Amish anyway so the hat really completed the look.  Nadia's hat reminded me of the scene from the Wizard of Oz where the guy at the Emerald City stuck his head through the door.... remember that guy?  And who doesn't love a newsboy cap?

Cut a piece of contact paper the correct size to wrap around your bottle.  Bottles with straight, even sides are the easiest to work with.  Peal off enough of the paper backing to fit your trimmed photo.  Put the image face on the sticky side of the contact paper.
In a bowl of water, soak this for a few minutes to loosen the paper.  When your paper is soft use the pad of your finger to rub it off.
Continue until all your paper is gone.  You can re-soak if needed.  If it's really wet when you get done let it dry a bit, the stickiness will return when it's dry again.  Peal the rest of the paper backing off and wrap it around your bottle.
Like magic!

It's also very easy to remove and re-stick so if you don't get it on straight, or you just get sick of it, you can peel it right off.

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16 comments:

  1. I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!! GREAT IDEAS! I AM GOING TO MAKE THESE FOR EVERY SINGLE BABY SHOWER OR BIRTHDAY THAT I THROW FROM NOW ON! LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Question, did you print these pictures from your computer, or can you use an actual picture that was printed on photo paper?

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  3. Very cute idea! Thanks for sharing this. I still haven't figured out what to do for my mom this year.

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  4. Fabulous ideas - and really cute pictures of your adorable children

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  5. I love the jars, I love your blog, I love your ideas! I get excited daily to see what you have come up with next. I just blame you when the house doesn't get clean... you make me want to do another project and be creative!

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  6. Hey...and I just used and linked to your notepad tutorial. :) Thanks.

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  7. That's fantastic! Have to make those. Would it work with a regular printer or only laser?

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  8. love this idea! I hope you link this up to sundae scoop tomorrow http://iheartnaptime.blogspot.com/

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  9. These are so cool! I like the vintage look the transparent tape give the photo! Very neat!

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  10. What a great tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. What a sweet and sentimental project. I love it!

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  12. You always have the best ideas!!! I featured this on my friday favorites
    http://lilbitofus.blogspot.com/2010/05/friday-favorites.html

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  13. I can't wait to make these! Thanks for linking up. I'm going to feature these tomorrow. Feel free to grab a button!

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  14. I have used this method before and you can only use a laser printer.

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