Well what brought this about? Well I’m (finally) getting married this August, yes this August..that’s not far away in planning terms. As a song once went”money too tight to mention” and this has lead us too the D-I-Y weeding of the century. I’m no stranger to doing parties on the cheap..looks like pintrest, came from e-bay kind of thing. But this is hardcore, multiplied by a thousand.
Were going for bright laid back BBQ so I have confetti punches and round punches and glitter all over the house. So I started making the centrepieces. I have seen jars very similar to these in my local fancy department store selling for about £4.50 each. But I thought I’ll give it a crack see how it goes. Was pleasantly surprised. Even though my kitchen has suffered.
This is a good thing to do with kids too , Rockette made some mess but on the whole did a good job after I touched it up.
All you need is old jars, PVA glue and some glitter. (look for big tubes at discount stores like b&m bargains for £1.69 and e-bay etc as you do use a lot of it. I know paper chase have nice colours but your going to push doing even 1 jar with their little tubes.
First just squiggle the glue round the jar. If you wanted to do a half covered jar, you could always cover the point with masking tape for an extra neat finish (I was lazy)
Then get a paint brush, or like me a cheap plastic kids knife and distribute the glue evenly around the jar. One important point here. If you are doing a half jar, make sure you don’t have any glue on your fingers when holding the jar from the inside. Its very difficult, nigh impossible to remove later on.
On the first go we laid the glitter on the plate and rolled the glue in it. This didn’t give proper coverage. Its better to shake the glitter over it and let the excess catch in a plate underneath.
Let it dry. Let it dry then put on another coat of pva glue…thats it..looking good.
Just make sure it’s evenly distributed, sometimes dabbing works better.
Not sure how robust they will be, but they have been sitting on the microwave for a couple of days with no probs.
Like I mentioned earlier, my kitchen suffered. Put down some sort of newspaper or cover. I can’t vacuum or mop it off the floor either . Im not complaining too much about it, it looks a bit magical.
In the shop the big news is that I’m taking pre orders for Tula Pink Hardware! This is a first for the UK (I know can you believe it?) If you wanted some awesome sewing gear just head on over to the shop! www.thecraftymastermind.co.uk