Tuesday, 3 December 2013

DIY: Snowman Mason Jar

Hello everyone, hope you all are doing well. I have been down with the flu, as a welcome present of winter arrival.
So, have you all started preparing for Christmas season yet? If you are looking for ideas to get into the festive mood, you will love this cute snowman jar! It was so easy to make and looks amazing. This will surely brighten your mantel and look great next to the Christmas tree! Happy Decorating!

Things needed for this project are:

-Mason Jars
-White Spray paint
-Colored crepe paper
-Permanent black marker
-Colored chart paper
-Paint Brush
-Poster Paints
First I spray painted the jar white. For the snowman body.

Then I began drawing the face, trying to imitate the stone smile and eyes as much as possible.

Then I took a piece of orange colored chart paper and twisted it to a cone shape for a carrot nose!

Now my snowman was missing a cute snuggle winter cap. So I drafted one out of pink chart paper! Mind you with all the shenanigans (pom pom)

This is what Mr. Snowman looked like. Then I thought of giving a festive wardrobe to him. He is going to rock in green polka dots ;)

And of course we had to have arms, so I took Popsicle sticks and painted them a brown resembling that of tree bark.

With the winter approaching, Mr Snowman was also given a bright red scarf to complete his Christmas look!

Happy Holidays and Happy Creating Folks, do see my DIY: Christmas Gift/Cookie/Candy Jar


Wednesday, 20 November 2013

DIY: Christmas Gift/Cookie/Candy Jar!

Good day everyone! Today I will be sharing a very easy and affordable holiday DIY! It can make a great gift with some candy, trail mix or cookies! Or you can just admire it placed on your beautiful mantle. Everything about it spells C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S!!!

It looks so festive, really got me into the holiday decorating/creating mood!

First start with taping the jar, (it looks great when you can see the goodies inside)

I did not want symetric stripes, so went with broad and narrow ones. Then began the spray painting.

You will need to coat twice so the white is evenly painted. After thoroughly dry, begin to take off the tape carefully.

 I was a bit hasty thus explaining the staining at the back, need to keep patient and my hand steady!

Then I made my roses and leaves using colored crepe paper. First cut out about 2-3 inches and then begin rolling away.

 Keep the glue handy as the flower may just decide to undo itself, and you will need it to stick perfectly

Don't worry if you don't get it perfect the first time, practice will give finesse to the flowers!

 Voila! My beautiful rose!

 Cut out the leaves to go with the roses.

After you are happy with the flower and leave arrangement, begin gluing it together.

I also covered the lid, so the color and texture would match.

 Then I assembled my flowers and this is how it turned out. Really happy with the final look. All festive and calls out for celebration time!

 No holiday is complete without sweets, so fill in your favorite goodies.

So get crafty and make this great jar, gift it to your loved ones who will LOVE the effort and Christmas spirit or keep it for yourself. In any case this holiday DIY craft will be admired by all!

Happy Creating Everyone!