The $#^%@!* Jar

How To Make A Classy Swear Jar

Make A Swear Jar - Hot Glue on Mason Jar with Twine

We have a real language problem in our house.  This was made apparent after me, Aaron and our room mates (Matt, Addi, and Karl) played Monopoly for Family Night last Monday.  The common decision was to create a swear jar.  At first this is what I thought it was going to be like:

We’re going to Disney Land next month with all our swear money.  But seriously, there was no way I was having an ugly jar sitting on the fridge.  So I thought of a way to make it less hideous.

Okay, to make this classy swear jar (or some cute decoration that says “love” or “joy” or something) you will need a bottle or a jar.  I’ve seen this done with old soda bottles and mason jars.  We had a huge left over giant pickle jar, so that’s what we started with.

Swear Jar - mason jar hot glue spray painted twine

Happiness is a warm glue gun.  I tried to use Elmer’s glue to write the symbols, and it got SO runny.  I wiped it right off, and used a glue gun to write it.  The only compliant I have is the stringiness that is attached to hot gluing crafts.  After writing the words on the swear jar, I used tweezers to peel off the strings.

Swear Jar - mason jar hot glue spray painted twine

Swear Jar - mason jar hot glue spray painted twine

The swear jar made it’s way into the garage for a few coats of spray paint.  I didn’t go out and buy anything.  I just used all the extra stuff we had laying around.

Swear Jar - mason jar hot glue spray painted twine

Swear Jar - mason jar hot glue spray painted twine

If this is all you want, you’re done!  Another project in the bank.  If you are looking for something a little more, I have an easy dress-up to this craft.  T-t-t-twine!  On the back of the jar at the bottom, I put a small drop of hot glue and attached the twine.  For the bottom coil I put several hot glue drops about 2 inches apart, so it wouldn’t slide off the jar.  After the first coil was secure, I just wrapped it up as high as I wanted.

Swear Jar - mason jar hot glue spray painted twine

Matt is sad.  He knows half of his paycheck will end up within this jar.

Swear Jar - mason jar hot glue spray paint twine

Classy Swear Jar - mason jar hot glue spray painted twine

I tied an adorable little bow to jazz up the top to add the cute factor.

Swear Jar - mason jar hot glue spray painted twine

You could be done at this point.  But we weren’t.  We need clearly stated rules and a contract.  We need to be held to a standard.  Behold, the standard:

Classy Swear Jar - mason jar hot glue spray paint twine

So let it be written, so let it be done.  Here is its new home.

Classy Swear Jar - mason jar hot glue spray paint twine

Classy Swear Jar - mason jar hot glue spray paint twine

Do you think it will work?  We will see.  We. Will. See.

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  • Katie

    Our best friend Brian & Jer & I learned that we are never allowed to play monopoly. We will have this jar at our house for sure…

    • http://www.facebook.com/mekenzie.crowder Mekenzie Burton Crowder

      Monopoly brings out the worst in people for sure. We have limited ourselves to playing it only once a year.

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  • Mom Baugh

    Kenz, I love this!!!! Good luck with Matt! He is a good boy! I love him! :-)

    • http://www.facebook.com/mekenzie.crowder Mekenzie Burton Crowder

      We love Matt too! It’s been so great having him, Karl and Addi in the house. :)