Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Many Ideas For A Simple Mason Jar!

As you've seen before, I love Mod Podge! You can do so much with this stuff! How about decorate a Jar, either for your home or to give as a present!? I'll show you how we decorated our jars and then I'll give you some fun ideas to do with them. The only things you will need are a few pieces of scrapbook paper to match the theme you are going for and Mod Podge!

The next step is to rip the paper up into pieces. However you would like them, big or small, it doesn't matter. 
 Paint the Mod Podge on your jar and start placing your ripped paper all over, overlapping the paper so no glass shows through.
 After you are done adding any last touches (example: stickers or pictures) then paint Mod Podge over the whole jar!
Here is one of our finished products! We made this for Brenden's Kindergarten teacher. She expressed she wanted a school theme and we also knew her favorite color is purple so we had to add that into it! What a perfect present to give to a teacher that would look pretty sitting on his/her desk!

 Here is how we got started with these jar projects. We made a special jar for Brenden to keep his marbles in. It's a reward system for him! He LOVES marbles so whenever he does a good deed that is noticed by someone else, not by him telling us about it, he will get to keep a marble from his jar!
To make this jar I printed out free coloring pages of ironman and he colored them. You can look up any character online and get a free coloring page so you and your child can make the Jar unique to what they like!
More Ideas For a Jar at home:
  • Good choice jar: Buy glass beads from the dollar store or even collect rocks from outside and whenever you notice your child doing something good, let them put a bead or rock in the jar you made! When it is full do something fun as a family. Some examples could be go out for frozen yogurt, your child's favorite restaurant, an indoor playground, or go out to see a movie. Anything to let them know that their good choices will bring positive consequences!
  • Rainy day Jar: Get some craft sticks or slips of paper and start writing on them things you enjoy doing inside. When the weather is bad and you need an idea of things to do, pull out this jar and pick one out! Here are some examples of things you could write! Hide and seek, Plastic cup bowling, freeze dance, make a fort out of blankets, jump rope, or one of my own craft games (Indoor Tennis: see october 2011). 
Ideas you can do as Christmas gifts are:
  • Fill your jar with christmas candy! A yummy treat to whoever receives it!
  • For those on your list who are animal lovers, fill with doggie or kitty treats!
Thanksgiving Gift in a Jar:
  • Here is a yummy recipe for pumpkin butter in a jar! Good for everyones Thanksgiving meal! 
  • You can also fill your Jar with pumpkin spice sugar scrub, a great hostess gift! All you need is:
2 cups of brown sugar
1 cup of granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons of Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 cup + 1 Tablespoon of oil (sunflower, safflower, or vegetable)

Mix the sugars and spice together, making sure there are no lumps. Then add oil and mix well! This will keep well in a sealed clean glass for months! Just keep out of direct sunlight as you would with oil.

Have fun with this, get creative on the outside and inside of your jar!

1 comment:

  1. What a cool idea! And I'm loving the other projects you've posted since I've checked your blog!


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