Color Blocking Recycled Jar Décor

Color Blocking Recycled Jar Décor

Color blocking is so in style so this color blocking recycled jar decor project using hemp cord is perfect. Color blocking (in the designing world) is the use of contrasting blocks or panels of solid, typically bright color. Bright colors are my jam so these fabulous ones from Hemptique are perfect for me to use when creating decor for my home, studio and world.


I cannot think of a better way to recycle the glass jars after using the contents to create all of the fun meals and recipes. Recycled projects are some of my favorites because there is something spectacular about turning something that could be considered trash into a fabulous and usable piece of decor. You will need the following items to make this project.


This is basically a very simple project that takes little skill but lots of patience. Start by putting a small line of glue on a clean and dry glass jar. E6000 works great but is a little bit messier and has a longer dry time. The benefit to using it is that your hemp cord will not peel off over time. Another option is to use hot glue. This is way easier but because it isn’t really glue, it can be peeled off with a bit of effort. 

I really like braids so for the green jar, I created a long braid using the hemp cord.

Next, wrap the cord around the jar. It can be done as a single strand or braided — depending on the look you like best. Once it is wrapped, trim the ends. To create a pop of fun, add a bow in the same color using the glue (remember — color blocking happening here)!  If you are using E6000, place the jar on the side to let it dry.

Once it is dry, it is ready to use for organization and decor.  I LOVE that this was a caper jar.


The hemp cord works great to make bows, tassels and pom-poms. You can use as much or as little as you like to make them big, small, long or short. I say out on the patio to play and make these for the jars.

I love the jar with the yellow pom-pom that now is an adorable storage container for crayons.

The pink hemp cord wrapped on a jar makes a beautiful vase for my tulips that I received from my friends Ann and Beth.


There are so many ways to use recycled jars. I am excited to share some of my favorites. There are lots of projects here on the blog using glass jars that I recycled to be used for storage, parties, home decor and so much more.

Recycled jars make great vases. – Glass jars are made to hold liquid so they are perfect for filling with water and adding flowers.

Glass jars work for candle holders. – Candle holders made from recycled jars are great for centerpieces and home decor.

Jars are great containers for storage.I use jars to hold tons of my art supplies so they stay organized!

Recycled jars make great drinking glasses. – Many jars work fabulously for drinking glasses. A variety spread out for a party is super fun.

Fairy lanterns can be made from recycled jars.Fairy lanterns are really fun for indoors but also to put out in the garden.

Use recycled jars for science experiments. – Whether you are making lava lamps or hurricanes in a jar – science is super fun.

Plant in recycled jars. – They work perfectly for gardening. I am going to make an herb garden in jars and will share it!

Recycled Jars make great party table centerpieces. – Because they can be upcycled a million different ways, they can be customized to any colors, theme or patterns.

Utensils fit in jars for party spreads.Use recycled jars for those party forks, spoons, knives and straws!

Cheers to Recycled Jar Projects!