Family Proclamation: We really need a cookie jar! Every time me or my husband open a bag of vanilla wafers for our little one, the bag rips and the box won’t stay closed. The cookies also don’t stay fresh for very long under these conditions. Often times, I end up cramming all the cookies into one sandwich bag, not very attractive! So, I just so happened to be in the thrift store last week, when I came across a large glass jar with a lid for only $1.99! This I thought to myself, would make a perfect cookie jar so into my cart it went.
As most of my readers already know my daughter is a HUGE Sesame Street fan. Her favorite doll is her Ernie doll which she carries with her everywhere she goes and takes with her to bed at night. Her other favorites are Elmo and Cookie Monster. It just seemed like a no brainer that a Cookie Monster/Sesame Street Cookie Jar was in order. I printed out 5×7 Cookie Monster image from online, and for the sides of the jar I decided to recycle an old Sesame Street Birthday Party Decoration.
I cut out all of the images I wanted to decoupage to the jar. The birthday decorations were a bit larger than needed so I carefully trimmed them up so they would fit. The great thing about using the birthday decorations you ask? They are double-sided and reflected the same image on the inside of the jar as well as the outside-Awesome.
Next step was to apply the Mod Podge with a medium-sized artist’s brush. I carefully glued the images on the glass. I did this slowly, smoothing out the paper with my hand as to capture as little air between the paper and the glass as possible. Once dry, I applied two coats of Mod Podge over each image to seal it permanently to the glass.
Now, we have a fun and decorative place to keep our cookies fresh without dealing with those frustrating bags!