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Monday, March 30, 2015


Let’s think outside the box—or in this case, the picture frame. There are many ways to display family photos. We don’t always have to place them in frames.

The next time you open a jar of applesauce, mushrooms, or even baby food, save the jar and lid. Soak the jar to remove the label. (You might have to use a product such as Goo Gone to remove any glue that remains on the glass.)

Measure the depth and circumference of the jar. You’ll need a photo that’s the height of the jar, minus the screw lid area and the width of the circumference. Scan the photo into your computer if you need to change the dimensions. Don’t worry if the width is too short. It’s the height that matters. You can compensate for the width by centering it on the printing paper or mounting it on a separate piece of paper after printing.

Place the photo upside-down in the jar. Screw on the lid. Using gem glue, glue a scrap of ribbon around the outer edge of the lid.


Angela Adams said...

Very creative. Thanks for the post!

Camille Minichino said...

Terrific idea! Trying it with a small relish jar for a school photo.


Glad you enjoyed the idea, Angela and Camille!