I’m blogging tub-side while my kids are playing in the bath. I’ve let my latest craft sit a few days while I pondered what else it needed. It was just so stark naked without the ribbon. At first I thought a bow would be nice, but bow-making and I are not friends. This was super simple and the end result can be used as a pencil holder, a luminary with a battery-operated tealight, a vase, or can hold any other little odds and ends you might be needing a home for. A set of these could be used at a winter-time party to hold the plastic ware or silver ware!
You will need:
- a clean jar of your choice
- Mod Podge
- Epsom Salts
- a shallow dish or tray that is as long as your jar is tall (I used a styrofoam meat tray)
- spray paint in the color of your choice
- ribbon or other decorations of your choice
- Fill the shallow dish with Epsom Salts (you will have a glue-covered jar in your hands, so it is best to have this ready ahead of time).
- Paint the entire outside of the jar with Mod Podge.
- Roll the jar generously in Epsom Salts.
- You can use the brush to retouch any areas with Mod Podge that did not get covered with salts as much as you would like. Re-roll these areas in Epsom Salts.
- Allow to dry overnight.
- Spray paint the jar in a well ventilated area such as outside.
- Allow to dry.
- Decorate as you wish. You will need a double-sided adhesive if attaching the ribbon. I used Sticky Strip from Stampin’ Up!