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Summer is here, and for me, that means it’s time to break out my summer decor which also happens to be my 4th of July Decorations. The Frugalista in me made our summer decor patriotic so that I could keep it up from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Each year I add a little bit to it, mostly DIYs like these DIY Patriotic Yarn Mason Jars.
4th of July Decorations – DIY Patriotic Yarn Mason Jars
I LOVE adding DIY items to my summer decor. I have made many of these 22 July 4th Patriotic DIY and Crafts. We used these jars outside during cookouts and picnics to hold straws and silverware. They also make great decor inside to hold flowers or other crafty items!
You can also use the main directions and make these in any colors for any holiday, or even a wedding!
Glass jars (like food jars) or mason jars
Clear drying glue or hot glue
Yarn Mason Jar Directions
Wash and dry your jar well.
First, run a line of glue across the side of the jar near the bottom. If your jar has a curved bottom, go all the way around to help the yarn stay in place.
Slowly wrap the first color of yarn around the base of your jar starting on top of the glue.
Keep each winding of yarn pushed up against the last.
To switch colors run fresh glue along the same side you started. Secure the end of the color you are using in the glue and the beginning of the new yarn color in the same line of glue.
As you reach a curved top, you may see a challenge in keeping the yarn lined up. This is where using a large amount of glue comes in handy. Hide the threads of the jar by wrapping several layers of yarn around them.
Seal the edges with clear glue.
When you are done with your jar, you can easily remove the yarn and use the jar again.
If you want a more permeate decor item, I suggest using hot glue instead of a clean glue.
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