$3 Trick to Dress Up Your Cookie Jar

Glitter and tape (added with our foolproof method), pretty up a basic glass cookie jar. Here's how to put your cookies on display on the cheap.

Cookie jars tempt us with their tasty contents, but sometimes they're a bit plain on the outside. Make yours into a standout kitchen counter accessory with glitter and colorful tape. We'll show you how in three easy steps—including how to make sure your tape is wrinkle-free! And if you need more glass jar decorating ideas, we've rounded up a few of our favorites below.

$3 Trick to Dress-Up Your Cookie Jar

What You'll Need

  • Clear cookie jar
  • Painter's tape
  • Decoupage medium
  • Glitter
  • Washi tape
  • Foam brush
  • Kraft paper
  • Plastic card

Step 1: Mark Out Lines

Carefully mask out three lines around the jar with painter's tape. (These will form the thin outer stripes.) Smooth out any bumps or bubbles in the tape with a plastic card.

Step 2: Decoupage Glitter

Apply decoupage with a narrow paintbrush or small foam brush. Layer on fine glitter in desired color, tapping and shaking gently to remove any excess. It's best to do this over a sheet of Kraft paper or old newspapers for easy clean up. Let dry before removing the tape to reveal perfectly formed lines!

Step 3: Add Washi Tape

If desired, add a line of colorful washi tape between the two glitter stripes. For a holiday look, use washi tape in a pattern to match the occasion. Fill with cookies and enjoy!

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