I was about to do laundry today, when I realized I wished I had a smaller container for my laundry detergent instead of having a huge box (with so many kids, we buy our laundry detergent in massive quanitites!). So I decided to make a quick little soap jar and here is how I did it!
Choose a jar and make a label!
I started off with a jar that I had lying around. I then cut some fabric swatches (I used white and yellow linen squares) and sewed them together for my base label. I chose to have them 4″ wide by about 2.5″ high. (This will depend on your jar size).
Next, print off your lettering to make your stencil.
I used the font Ebrima at 92pt size and it made a perfect stencil for my 4″ x 2″ fabric label.
You need to carefully cut out the lettering, so you can use it as your stencil!
Get your paint ready!
I used a combination of turquoise and cream for my paint colors, as I thought it would pop beside the yellow and brown. I just used cheap dollar store acrylics, and they worked perfectly.
I then got my sponge brush, a q-tip and a fine paint brush ready.
Place your stencil over your fabric and start sponging the paint on!
I forgot to take a photo of this part, so I just took a picture of the stencil on some paper. Ooops! It isn’t difficult though, you just need to be careful around the center of the O, A and P.
Hand paint and touch up anything else on the label!
I carefully hand painted the word “laundry” and the 25 cents onto the label, as well as touched up any spots on the stenciled lettering.
Measure out your burlap and wrap your jar with it
I cut my burlap into two pieces because the burlap roll I had was too wide for the jar. I then sewed it with a zigzag down the center to join the two pieces.
Attach your label onto the burlap
I centered my label on the burlap and sewed it down. You could probably use hot glue and glue it down as well, but since I already had my sewing machine out I chose to sew.
Glue your jar wrap down onto the jar
I glued it down in the center, to ensure that my label was centered, then continued to glue it around the entire jar. I used hot glue on a high heat setting, and a popsicle stick to press it on (the stick saves you from burns!)
Glue fabric to the top of the lid
Using hot glue, I glued blue linen to the top of my lid. I didn’t want to get too fancy and cover the ring as well, since the lid would be opened and closed multiple times a day. I glued the linen down and then trimmed it as close to the edges as possible.
Okay. I had to make it a little bit more adorable by gluing on a burlap heart.
Fill it with laundry soap and you are done!
Isn’t it so cute? You can use liquid or powder in this easily. I use powder since my kids have more control over it when I am training them in how to do laundry properly. I can’t wait to finish painting my laundry cupboard so I can put this out!