Easy 4th of July/Patriotic Glass Jar Craft With SO MANY Uses!

2 Materials
5 Minutes
Easy, Fast, Inexpensive, and so versatile. Repurpose a jar into so many uses for the 4th of July!

I started with a glass jar. Mine is an old olive jar.
I bought these flags from Target 3 for $1. I pulled the flag off the wooden pole
I used mod podge and a paint brush.
I painted the back of the flag with the mod podge and stuck it on the jar. I then painted the top of the flag with the mod podge as well.
I let it dry. Now for just a few of many ideas you can use this jar for this holiday!
This is just a simple luminary with a candle inside.
Add some flowers and it's a vase.
*Use it to put silverware, straws, etc in for serving. *You could use it as a glass and serve a beverage in it. *Add some candy and give it away for a party favor. *Make one of those great bug repellant candles in it for your patio. *Make it into a soap dispenser by adding the soap dispenser top. *Put salads, desserts, etc in them for people to eat out of. *Turn it into a tiki torch. *The list goes on and on
These next pictures are some of my favorite. I added a multi colored solar light inside it... you could use a simple plain white one as well.
I have so many uses for this simple inexpensive project. I just might have to make more, after all I have 2 more flags...

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Suggested materials:
  • Jar
  • Flag
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  • Car7650151 Car7650151 on Jun 24, 2016
    Where did you get the multi-colored solar lights?

  • Donna Donna on Jun 24, 2016
    What did you use to get the colored lights in the last few photos?

  • Sheila Sweet Sheila Sweet on Jun 10, 2018

    Trying this for our Veterans home nearby. Thanks, Would the mod podge work for adhesive on glass gems on to smooth pine wood? It is a lighted cactus with every other hole covered by a opaque gem. Hot glue & gorilla has not worked so far. Outdoor project. Any ideas?

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  • Brenda Reding-Cramer Brenda Reding-Cramer on Jun 29, 2016
    Those flags can also be used to put on a plain T shirt. Use double sided binding iron on. Then sew around the flag for good measure.

  • Johnette Johnette on Jul 07, 2016
    Looking forward to seeing the results. As a Custom Decorator there is not much I enjoy more than passing on what I have learned to others. Form, Function and Beauty! We CAN have it all!!