I did lots of decoupage when I was growing up on boards but I never thought of doing it on a jar. You can find step by step directions here.
Plaid also has another tutorial on decoupaging jars here. This example doesn’t include a photograph. You can decoupage all kinds of things including leaves and fabric. Enjoy the examples below. I hope they inspire you.
One advantage of decoupage is that copies work great. You don’t need to use the originals. I can image making copies of love letters between my grandparents along with their photos and mixing them together to make a lovely keepsake of them. Maybe tuck a story inside about their courtship and a treat to eat while reading the story.
- 50 Jar Gifts: idea #2 – Year in a Jar (tellingfamilytales.com)
- 50 Jar Gifts: idea #1 – Memories in a Jar (tellingfamilytales.com)
- 50 Gift Ideas: Tips & Tricks (tellingfamilytales.com)