One of the things I looked forward to when we moved to this new flat was that there’s a box room I can commandeer as my BRAND NEW CRAFT ROOM. I’ve nearly finished setting this up to my satisfaction (well, as much as it ever could be finished – I’m sure I’ll keep tweaking it forever) and I’ll do a blog to show that all off, but even in its half done state I’ve been able to use it for some Christmas crafting projects.
There’s plenty of ways to upcycle a jam jar – you only have to spend a few moments browsing Pinterest to see that. I wanted to do something a bit festive with mine and use it for a beautiful gift. I’m really in to pastel blue as a Christmas ‘theme’ and just happened to have some shimmery flocking powder around in just that colour.
I knew I wanted stripes of the flocking and double sided tape is just perfect for these nice neat lines. I even cracked out the hot glue gun to attach some die-cuts as embellishment. I was watching Kirsty Allsop’s Christmas show and she said something about always feeling happy when she’s got a glue gun in her hand – I’m with you there Kirsty!
So what am I going to put in my jar? I’ve used them for homemade cake mixes before, or paper fortune cookies. I’m thinking about making some home made chutneys and jams which would be gorgeous in these, or I could do a ‘snowman soup’ – hot chocolate mix, including mini-marshmallows. This time I decided to fill with some goodies; scented tea lights, hot chocolate sachets and candy canes.
Wouldn’t you just love to find that under your tree? Or have you got some suggestions about what to put in a festively decorated jar?