Trends come and go, but there are some things that never go out of style. Animal prints, for example, may be more popular one season than another but, on the whole, they are forever pieces that form the cornerstones of our design inspiration.
Before it became a fashion statement, animal prints were a sign of power. Kings and Queens owned animal print rugs as a way to show social status, and hunters believed that the animal prints gave them the power of that animal. For example, wearing the skin of a tiger would give them the fierceness of that tiger.
A person wearing an animal print makes a statement about confidence and expresses a desire to be noticed. Likewise, animal print decor in your home can exude an air of confidence and power. So, let’s get started on this simple way to include animal print in your home decor.
Things and tools you’ll need:
• Jar(s). Using vastly different sizes and/or shapes of jars for this project results in a good visual aesthetic.
• Anything in animal print. It can be paper, fabric, tissue, felt sheet etc. If you haven’t got anything in animal print, you can print out some animal print patterns from Google Images! I’ve used animal print decoupage paper for this project.
• PVA Glue
How to make your decoupage jar:
Clean, wash and dry your jar. Get rid of any labels. If you’re using a plastic jar and are struggling to get rid of the sticky label, check out my tips on Jar Hacks 101, or you can choose to leave labels on for this project as you will be covering the entire jar with your animal print.
2. Decide what is the easiest way for you to decoupage. Do you want to tear your decoupage material into small pieces? Do you want to cut the material into strips? Do you want to cover the jar in sheets of the material? Once you decide how you want to proceed, prepare your decoupage material (into strips, pieces or sheets).
3. Apply PVA glue to your jar and start placing the decoupage material on the jar. Layer as necessary. Allow to dry.
And there you have it! A statement home decor piece in three simple steps.