Yep, I’m still going with the jar projects! This is another idea that I found on Pinterest. It’s really simple. Wrap yarn around jars, spray paint, then remove the yarn! You can find a tutorial here. These didn’t really photograph all that well but if you try making them, I promise they look better in person! ;)
I tried several different yarns but I think the thicker ones worked best. These three are my favorites. I used (left to right) Loops & Threads Country Loom, Loops & Threads Tempo, Lion Brand Homespun for the three above.
If you try this, make sure to get all of the sticky from the label off. If you don’t, the paint will crack like the one on the left. I had trouble with a couple of them. My adhesive remover wasn’t working so I just tried to paint it anyway.
Freund Container & Supply was kind enough to send me a case of mason jars to make stuff with and I took it as a challenge to make some of the maaaaaany mason jar projects I have saved on Pinterest! This is actually two different things I had saved but I thought they went well together! You can find a tutorial for the feather luminaries here. And the idea for the glitter ones came from here. It’s basically just mod podge and glitter. Both are super easy to make.
This is the first time I’ve ever used those fake, flameless candles. I love that they flicker like regular candles! I thought it would be fun to make a video to show what they look like and I intended to add mood music to this but couldn’t decide what, so play something you like and enjoy! haha! ;)
I was thinking the glitter ones would also be good for storing stuff in or used as a vase maybe, if you wanted to do something other than use them as luminaries. Here’s what they look like without the candle:
I’ve had this tutorial for faux Moroccan lanterns made from old jars on my to-do list forever now! I finally decided to give it a shot! Rather than use the glass paint in that tutorial, I opted to use Mod Podge and food coloring (tutorial here) because I already had it and wanted to keep the cost low. The only thing that I actually bought for this project was the puffy paint.
If I were to make these again, I would probably give the glass paint a try. The Mod Podge method is messy, time consuming (because each took three coats), and comes out at least a little bit streaky no matter how careful you are. You really can’t tell in the pictures but some have pretty obvious streaks in the color.
I’d also do something different with the puffy paint. I ended up needing one and a half of the 4 ounce bottles because I put it on so thick. I recently found some similar lanterns on Etsy that have really delicate, more intricate designs and they look so much nicer than these thick, blobby ones!
I guess I’m pretty happy with these since they were my first try but I’d love to do another, less sloppy set! They were definitely fun to make though! It was a little time consuming (I think I worked on them over the course of about two weeks) because of all of the coats of Mod Podge and then doing all of the designs in puffy paint but still fun!
Have you tried this tutorial? I’d love to see your results. Leave me a link or something! :)
Here’s some jewelry I’ve made recently. I love making jewelry and wish I did it more! Everything I make is really basic but I like it. It’s what I like to wear. I’m going to post a tutorial on how to make the tassel bracelets and necklace soon!
I’ve been hoarding (seriously, it’s gone way beyond collecting now!) glass jars for several projects I found on Pinterest and my box of jars has reached capacity so I figured it was time to actually try one of those projects! I experimented with tinting glass using this tutorial. The orange one came out really well but the blue one is a mess. I had the genius idea that I would mix the paint in the lid and put it on to dump the paint in. Not one of my brighter moments! :P I’m still trying out this technique so I’ll make a post about it when I figure out what works best and have some nicer jars to share!
The star hat pattern is being tested right now. If all goes well, I’ll be able to release that pattern sometime next week. The bag pattern is taking longer than I was expecting but there’s still hope that I’ll be able to release it before the end of the month! Sorry for keeping you waiting! :(
I was recently interviewed by Julie of ACCROchet! Check it out and find out about how Gleeful Things got started! You can find the interview here.