So back in November, I found a blog post that showed adorable crafts with mason jars. I stored it away for when I had a little time (and mason jars…)
Lucky for us, one of the local breweries serves take away beer in mason jars. I completely forgot that I bought S a “growler” when he had to stay late at work one night and missed out on happy hour. And, I had a little one that has moved along with me from my grad school days that I couldn’t part with. It’s amazing what you can find when you’re going through things.
Speaking of the Ikea trip over Christmas, I picked up a little bag of sand (which of course threw off the TSA people when we flew back to CO, even though I checked it) since it was pretty cheap. I split the bag of sand between the two jars and put tealights in them. With that same 20% off coupon I mentioned, I grabbed a package of starfish and some twine.
So the materials:
1. Mason jars – whatever size you want
5. Hot glue gun
It was pretty easy to do, and I messed around for a bit until I got it how I liked it. I started by dabbing a little bit of glue on the jar and attaching the twine. I wrapped it around and around until I got to the top, where I dabbed a little more glue and attached the other end of the twine. Then for the starfish, I tabbed glue on the back of it, and wrapped twine around under the arms to give it more of a rustic look. Finally, I glued the starfish on, and wrapped a bit more twine around the jar to make it even more secure.
I didn’t put one on the little one because it would’ve overpowered it. I thought it balanced out the big one too.