I must confess that I’m a Pinterest-aholic. I see all those super cute crafts and I get all antsy to get creative in my spare time.
With that in mind, I’ve been saving old spaghetti jars for almost a year now. Apparently I don’t have a whole lot of that illusive spare time. But this past weekend my oldest and I were home alone, just the two of us, which is a rarity on its own. It’s hard as a single parent of 3 kids to figure out how to fit in that 1 on 1 time, ya know?
Anyway, my jar drawer is overflowing so I decided we’d get crafty and headed to the Dollar Tree for supplies. I had the jars and glue, so picked up:
- Green and white clothesline/cord
- St. Patty’s stickers
- Cosmetic foam applicators
Frosted Mason Jar with Glitter Directions
- I put a clover sticker on the jar, trying not to handle the outside of the jar with my bare fingers in case my finger oils affected the frosted effect.
- Then I used the cosmetic foam wedges to spread a thin layer of glue on the jar to make it frosted. *There is also frosted spray paint but it’s more expensive.
- While the glue was wet, I sprinkled glitter on the bottom of the jar.
- Once dry, I used a Q-tip to spread glue around the sticker and the rim of the jar, then sprinkled more glitter.
- Then it was just a matter of waiting for the glue to dry and adding the clothesline/rope to the top. I wrapped it twice so it would stand out more.
Now I need to figure out what to put in them. A candle? Green lollipops or pencils? Green flowers?
What do you think?
I think these would be very cute as Easter Jars too – make it an egg shape left plain and add design with glitter. Or Halloween or Christmas or 4th of July or whatever…