Craft Inspiration Jars | DAY 3: Made By Hand
Do you have one of those friends that are incredibly difficult to buy for? You know the kind. The girl that has everything. The girl that can make ANYTHING. The girl that doesn't need a thing. Well today, that is the girl we are crafting for! What could be better for her than a full lineup of craft projects, all set for her to get creative. Are you with me? Let's craft!
Your supplies will vary greatly depending upon which crafts you decide to gift, but here are the basics for putting the craft set together.
Supplies for crafty mason jar gifts:
- Quart Canning Jars
- Decorative Cardstock or Thick Paper (I used the Martha Stewart Nature Line)
- Scissors and Hot Glue
- Core'dinations White Tags
- Yarn or Twine
Simply trace a circle out of your cardstock, cut and secure to the metal lid with a tiny dot of hot glue.
Screw the lid on and you are ready to move on to the fun part -- filling those jars!
You can choose any craft supplies you want, but the jars look best when you coordinate colors and place items into the jars artfully.
The most beautiful items should be placed vertically around the exterior of the jars, while the bulkier items can go towards the middle.
1. Chipboard Letters Set
2. Soap Making Kit
(Full Soap Making Process is RIGHT HERE!)
3. Mini Cardmaking Set
My other jars included supplies for cheese-making, burlap and lace wrapped votives and bottle cap pushpins.
What crafts do YOU think would fit well in a jar?
The finishing touch? A tag with basic how-to instructions for each project.
What can YOU dream up for your crafty friends? Please feel free to share your ideas and links in the FORUM!
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Did you miss a day in the series? No biggie! Just click on the photos below!
DAY 1 | Microwave Soaps DAY 2 | Fern Canvases DAY 3 | Crafty Jars DAY 4 | Luminaries DAY 5 | DIY Snowglobe tips
If you liked this tutorial, then you might enjoy the BOOK!
Make your own coconut oil.
Gather your own sea salt.
Grow your own grapevines for wreaths.
Give gifts naturally grown and crafted from your backyard garden.
Each chapter focuses on a plant or groups of plants and how to grow them in your home garden. Then, gather up those natural ingredients and get crafting! From lavender wreaths and hypertufa planters to lambsear angels and pickled tomatoes, there are projects for beginners on up!
Crafting with Nature is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books a Million, POWELL's! (!!!!) Booktopia (Australia!), IndieBound, Alibris, Glose.com, The Book Depository and Walmart.com. Books are also rolling out to retailers and libraries, so check for them there.
If your library does NOT have it yet, this is why you should talk to your librarian!