Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Upcycled Bunny Treat Jar

With Valentine's Day out of the way, have you been thinking about the next big holiday crafting theme? I know I have! And it's Easter! One way to get ready for celebrating Easter around your home is by creating this adorable upcycled bunny treat jar! Perfect for treats and sweets! And a fun way to add a bit of whimsy to your Easter decor! And the best part, you probably have everything you need on hand to make one! Plus, you won't believe how easy it is to upcycle a mayonnaise jar into a bunny treat jar! 

 Welcome to our Creative Craft Hop hosted by Sara @Birdz of a Feather! We are so glad you're here! If you're coming over from Ann @The Apple Street Cottage, welcome! Didn't Ann's candle jar look amazing!

Materials Used to Make a Bunny Treat Jar:
  • Mayonnaise jar (2qt)
  • Petroleum jelly (Vaseline)
  • Masking tape
  • Utility knife
  • Fry pan/stove
  • Glass measuring cup - small 2c
  • Thin fiber board or cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Acrylic paint/brush
  • White burlap fabric
  • Fabri-Tac glue
  • Macrame cord - white 5mm
  • Bunny ear template
  • Clamps
  • Decorative ribbon -1"wide
How To:

Let's begin with an empty, clean, two quart mayonnaise jar like the one pictured below.

I had a time removing all of the label and glue left on the jar while trying to clean it. I tried acetone and alcohol, but nothing seemed to work. Then I remembered someone mentioning using petroleum jelly to remove stubborn label glue.      

 So I spread on lots of Vaseline where the label and glue were and  let that sit overnight. 

The next day, I wiped the Vaseline off with a paper towel and SURPRISE - the glue was all gone! I couldn't believe it, but, YES, no glue! Then I washed and dried the jar real good and there was no glue residue anywhere. Next, to cut off the top of the jar, I wrapped masking tape around the area of the jar where it slanted in.
Then used a utility knife to cut through the thick plastic and around the jar following the edge of the masking tape.

Once the top was remove, the cutting edge on the bottom was a bit jagged and sharp. 
Ordinarily, I would use a hot iron to make the edge round and smooth, but the jar was much larger than  my iron. So I heated a small non-stick fry pan on my stove and pressed the edges of the jar firmly down and evenly against the pan until the edges began to round - which only took seconds.

I did get carried away with the edges rounding - I didn't know when to stop pressing down, lol, so I quickly remove the jar from the fry pan. Then I  placed the jar over the bottom of an inverted, 2-cup glass measuring cup. Doing this helps the jar to form a perfect round shape around the opening as the plastic cools.
To make the top for the bunny jar, invert the jar and draw a circle pattern with an 1/2" overlap on thin particle board or cardboard  and cut out. Then paint the circle white since its' dark color would show through the white burlap fabric. 

Be sure to paint both sides of the circle and let dry.

Once the paint is dry, cover one side of the circle with Fabri-Tac glue and press the burlap fabric over the glue, smoothing out the fabric on the circle.

Then add glue to the other side of the circle and fold over the fabric to the side with the glue, smoothing out the fabric on top. Once the fabric and glue is dry, cut out the circle to make the top.


Then add Fabri-Tac around the edge of the circle in increments .  . .

and begin applying the cording on top of the glue.

Adding more glue and cording until . .  .

the edge of the circle is covered.

To make the bunny ears, spread glue on a small section of burlap, folding over the fabric to double it and make it thicker. Then place the bunny ear template (hand drawn) on top to .  .  .

 cut out.

Once the ears are cut out, begin adding glue to the sides of the ears and  .  .  .

then pressing on the cording to the glue.
One ear and then the .  .  .

other ear, cutting off excess cording.

Then squeeze the bottom of each ear, clamping in place until dry.

To add the bunny ears to the top, place the top on jar and  .  .  .

add a bit of glue along the bottom cording in between the ears, pressing together at an angle.  Then glue on the bunny ears at the center of the top.

Add a colorful, decorative bow to complete the look!

Enjoy the many possibilities to use this adorable Bunny Treat Jar!

I hope you enjoyed how I created a Bunny Treat Jar from a mayonnaise jar! Up next is Donna from Modern on Monticello, sharing her fabulous fabric wrapped canvas art! 

Be sure to visit all of the creative projects from our Creative Craft Hop listed below!

DIY Easter Egg Carrots

Reimagined Bud Vase Stand

Easy Spring Carrot Craft for Cute Easter Decor

Quality Street Wrapper Suncatcher

Easter Arrangement

St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Adults

How to Upcycle a Candle Jar

Upcycled Bunny Treat Jar

DIY Fabric Wrapped Canvas Art For Finished Cross Stitch

Dollar Tree Soap Dish DIY

Bunny Hat Wreath

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Soda Bottle Heart Shaped Box

Can you imagine creating a beautiful heart shaped box from a soda bottle? I certainly can! And I've actually done it many years ago which you can check out here! But this time I wanted something a bit smaller and more glamorous. Plus, making one or more of these is a great way to recycle/upcycle some of those plastic soda bottles hurting our environment! And I love that I also used a few other recyclable items such as the clear plastic serving tray lid I got from the deli and the clear plastic strip covering store bought ribbon! 


  • Plastic soda bottle - 2 liters
  • Craft knife/craft scissors
  • Bone folder
  • Cardstock
  • Pencil
  • Clear plastic serving tray lid
  • Chalk pen
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Clear plastic strips (from ribbon)
  • Fabric-Tac Quick Dry Adhesive
  • Adhesive back Diamond Wrap (DollarTree) 

How to:

Let's start with a clean 2 liter plastic soda bottle.

Remove the paper label around the soda bottle and start cutting the middle top portion with a craft knife.

It was easier for me to use small sharp craft scissors to .  .  . 

 cut around the top and bottom, 
which left a closed cylinder shape.
 Press together the plastic cylinder, creasing one side with a bone folder or the handle on scissors
Next, open the center and press the opposite side toward the first crease, creating two loops while making a second crease.

Then let the plastic open naturally forming a heart shape.

To make a heart template for the top and bottom, draw around the plastic heart shape you just created on cardstock and .  .  . 

cut out.
Then use the cardstock template to draw the top and bottom on the clear plastic serving tray lid .  .  .
using a chalk pen.

And cut the heart shapes out..
Use a dry microfiber cloth to remove the chalk lines.

And you have two clear plastic hearts for the top and bottom of the heart box.

Now, it's time to glue one of the heart shapes to the bottom of the soda bottle heart using Fabri-Tac quick drying glue. To do this, run a thin line of glue on the edge of the plastic.

And carefully press the soda bottle edge onto the edge of the flat plastic heart - holding in place until the glue sets.

While the glue is setting, take the strip of plastic (from ribbon) and  measure a  one inch strip to cut out. 

Then glue on the strip of clear plastic around the second flat heart for the top.


Once the glue is dry, it's time to decorate the top and bottom using adhesive backed diamond wrap. To start, cut out three rows of "diamond" strips from the wrap.

Remove the backing and apply the strip to the front of the top starting at the heart curve and .  .  .
and down to the v shape.
First one side and .  .  .
up the other side.  Don't you just love how this is beginning to look!
Once the front is done, it time to do the sides of the top and then the bottom.

Continue adding the stones to the bottom, cutting the diamond wrap at two rows this time.

For an adorable glamorous, finished look!

Perfect to store trinkets, candies, or any type of tchotchkes!



Top and Bottom Together 

And with some Hershey's Kisses!  - Perfect for gift giving, too!

Welcome to our monthly   Sustainable Craft Challenge hosted by Julie @Sum of their Stories!  This challenge is all about sustainable crafting! Each month is themed and all projects must have some sort of a sustainable element to them. This could be an upcycling or recycling element, or something that reduces waste, uses leftovers, etc. The theme for the month of February is Hearts 

Be sure to check out all the creative Hearts Sustainable Crafts projects from my fellow crafters listed below:

Julie @ Sum of their Stories - Scrap Fabric Hearts

Mel @ Decor Craft Design - DIY Valentine Heart Sign Upcycled Pistachio Shells

Terri @ Our Good LifeDIY Hearts Machine

Gail @ Purple Hues and Me - Soda Bottle Heart Shaped Box

Niki @ Life as a LEO Wife - DIY Faux Concrete Bunny

Christine @ Christine’s Crafts  -  Small Crochet Hearts

T’onna @ Sew Crafty Crochet - Crochet Patchwork Heart

Marci @ Old Rock Farmhouse - Doodle Hearts Collage

Shelly @ Mimi – A Great Name for Grandma - DIY Valentine Rag Wreath Heart