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Tissue Mason Jar

I saw this great idea while perusing Pinterest the other day.  When I saw the pin, my eyes couldn’t help but scan my studio to the pretty silver mason jar I got from a recent wedding that I attended.  I knew I took that jar for a reason!

This summer, I went to a beautiful wedding of a friend’s daughter.  The bride used mason jars to make some really cute center pieces for the reception.  After the celebrating was over, I was there helping with clean up and she told me I could have one of her jars.  I couldn’t resist.

Now a couple of months later, I have found the perfect use for the jar.  It was a very quick and simple project, because the jar was already painted.  My jar happens to be painted with mirror paint, but I think the next few that I make, I will use chalk paint and distress them a little.

These are the supplies needed:  Mason jar, painted or not, tissue, piece of cardboard, decorative paper, scissors, pencil, and a razor blade.

supplies to make mason jar tissue holder

I traced around the jar lid ring with it centered on one of the smaller circles from my decorative paper.  I did the same with the carboard piece.  Cut out the two circles and place them together.  You can glue them, but I didn’t.  Then I cut an X in the center of the cardboard/paper circle while held together.  After cutting, place the circles into the ring of the lid.  Roll a small amount of tissue to fit into the jar with a piece of tissue pulling up from the center.  Don’t use too many or it will be too tight and the tissue will just tear when you pull it out.

supplies to make mason jar tissue holder

I put my finished tissue holder on my bedroom nightstand.  It looks much sweeter than a cardboard box of tissues!  Don’t you think?

nightstand with mason jar tissue holder

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy project.

Also, I realize I have not posted since last December.  I hope to remedy that in the next few days and weeks with some pictures of the progress of our home’s remodel.  It looks a LOT different now.

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Card Table Redo

This 1980’s card table set was originally my mother’s.  Olive green is not one of my favorite colors.  Since recovering these is such a simple task, I decided to use some colorful fabric for a change.  Fabric can get stained easily, so it might not be the best choice.  We don’t use this table all that frequently, so it should be good for a few years.

card table redo

I headed out to Hobby Lobby and found a nice duck fabric in tans, teals and aquas.  The metal is a greenish-gold color so the colors went well with it.

Card table redo

Heading to the garage, I gathered up all the tools that I knew I would need and then went out to the den.  I decided to do the table first.  Laying the table upside down on the floor, I removed the screws that held the top on.

Card table redo

I laid the fabric on the floor, right side down, and placed the table top on the fabric and cut around it.

I did the chairs in the same way.  The wood used for the top and the chair seats was ‘masonite’ so it was very hard.  My husband has several staple guns, none of which are air powered.  He did have one that was strong enough to use to attach the fabric.   However, the recoil of the spring was so strong that it hurt my wrist.  For this reason, I had to break up the project into a couple of days.

Card table redo

I stapled each side pulling the fabric taught and alternating each side.  I did the corners in the same way, then finished in the non-stapled areas and gathering around the corners.

Card table redo

Then you just reattach the top and seats and your project is done!

Card table redo

I think that the table and chairs look much better now.   My wrists and thumbs are still sore.  My husband suggested I wear leather work gloves next time.  Wish I’d thought of that!

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