Tiny Knick Knack Jars

Hello crafters!

It’s been a while since my last craft post. Apologies, but no excuses. I am a strong believer that if you want to get something done, you make time for it. So this is me, carving out some time to post a new project for you to try out.

I love tiny things, I love organizing and I love upcycling! So for this easy five-minute project, I combined my three loves.

For this craft, you will need–

*washed, cleaned and dried glass jam jars (the one that you usually see in hotels)

*paper tape

*circular stickers

*supplies (paperclips, pushpins, etc.)

What to Do:

  1. Fill your jam jars with supplies. Sometimes, I like to put monocromatic stuff inside (eg. same-colored pins, paperclips, etc.). Or if I’m feeling playful, I’ll mix all different colors in one jar!

2. Get your paper tape and cut the end into an inverted V. I do this by folding my tape in half and cutting the end at an angle. Stick the end of the tape to the metal lid of the jam jar.

 

3. Finally, I put my circular stickers on top of the lid. As you can see from the materials I used, most of them were in the gold color theme.

Happy crafting!

Stars Beneath Our Feet

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We don’t need to wait for the night

Because this star’s rays don’t shine light.

They don’t hang on the purple sky, 

Neath our feet they prefer to lie.

How their limbs grow back remains untold

Stars of the sea, what secrets you hold!

Customized Kiddie Shoes

I really love making my daughter smile. It’s part of the reason why I craft. So for another easy tutorial, I designed this pair of shoes for my daughter. 

You will need:

Canvas shoes

Pencil

Acrylic paint
Paintbrush 

Ribbon

What to do:

1. Pick a design that you want to paint on the canvas shoes and trace it on the shoe itself. I picked a cat drawing because my daughter loves cat faces. 

2. Paint it on. 

3. Sew matching bows on top of the canvas shoe.

Antique-ified Owl

So we moved into our new home and my favorite space is the mini library. As we needed a lot of bookends, I asked my daughter what she thought would look good. She responded that she read in a home styling magazine not to get a plain, boring metal bookend. But since her dad had bought just that, I decided to decorate it on my own…simplest craft ever.

You will need:

Plain bookends

Decor with flat back (the cute owl was a garage sale find)

Pearl gold acrylic 

Glue gun

Paintbrush 

What to do:

1. Brush the decor with a coat of gold acrylic. Let it dry completely and then brush with another coat. (Best if original color still peeks through a little). 

2. Stick the decor to the bookends. 

Yeah, that’s it! P.S. I put the owl in the Harry Potter section of my library 👍