pearl and copper jar forest

I didn’t do any baking during the record-high temperatures this week.  Instead, I took to making a small and wintery indoor craft.  Inspired by Sweet Paul & Apartment Therapy, I made whimsical jar lids with plastic figurines, used jars, superglue, and craft paint.

Any empty jars you have will work: jam jars, cookie jars, baby food jars.  You could also use spray paint if you have an extra can and proper ventilation.  I used my Martha Stewart Pearl and Copper craft paint with a sponge brush.  In order to cover everything, I daubbed the paint on in three coats (brushing on just didn’t stick).  I imagine that first using a primer would make covering the lids and figurines much quicker, I just didn’t have any around.

Your jar collection can easily become an enchanted forest or a bustling color zoo; the possibilities are endless!  Use the finished jars for containing craft supplies, toys, or sweet goodies. I especially like my new birthday candle jar.

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