So here we are on that fabulous day of the week that we call Thursday! It is also one of the funnest days of the week (and yes .. funnest is a word cause it's my blog and I say so!) because we get to play with craft supplies. So here we go on another go round in
This week's items are
1. craft wire
2. glass jar
3. scrapbook paper
So I dug deep into my stash (okay not really because all of my crafting supplies are out in t he open much to the chagrin of Mr. P) and found my craft items. Here are the jars that I have been hoarding for no particular reason, all clean and shiny and ready to be upcylced into something awesome!
And here is what I decided to make .. Upcycled jar Pinwheel lanterns!
So here is your quick tutorial should you ever decide to make some.. and if you do.. send me a quick pic I would love to see them!
Start with your cleaned jars and your craft wire.
Wrap the wire under the lip of the jar. Twist one side of the wire around loosely and then wrap it over the jar leaving space so that you can use it as a handle. One the other side wrap the wire around it self to secure it into place. Then tighten the other side and viola.. you have a handle!
Next make your scrapbook paper pinwheels. I did not have double sided paper and they look sooo much prettier with it.. so I glued two pieces of paper together and made my own. Then cut the paper into squares.
Mine are 3' to fit on the jar. Once they are cut fold into a triangle one way and then the other way.
Then cut on the creases almost to the middle wtihout cutting the center. Then fold one corner of each triangle in and glue.
I used a glue shick and then sat a heavy object on top until it dried. Then I added a paper flower to the middle to hide the point of attachment. Then I glued to the mason jar wtih craft glue and now I have three adorable Mason Jar Pinwheel Lanterns.
Great for a fun outdoor barbeque or party and really nice ambiance for a romantic evening with the hubby.. he he he!