Tuesday, April 17, 2018

April's Pinterest Challenge-- Mason Jar Gifts for Mother's Day

Welcome to the April Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop! The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen!

So this month, my boys and I decided to get a head start on Mother's day.  We made some fun glittery mason jar luminaries.  We actually combined a few ideas from a couple of different Pinterest pins on decorating mason jars.

We knew we wanted a central image to show up on our jars but we wanted something that would really sparkle with the tealights and that's where the glitter came in.  We found this wonderful tutorial for glittering up some Mason jars and just cobbled the rest of the craft together on our own.

First we drew and cut out some simple shapes using vinyl.  We cut them our and put them on the jars on a nice smooth space.


Then the boys brushed some Elmer's Glue All over the entire jar; sometimes working in sections, sometimes covering the whole jar.



Then while the glue was wet they sprinkled glitter over the whole thing.  We put a few papers down underneath to catch any excess glitter and put it back in the jar.




We set the jars aside to dry and peeled off our vinyl stencils.  Truth be told I was impatient and didn't wait for them to dry before peeling off the images. 






I tied some raffia bows around the jar rim and put a battery powered tealight inside each one. 



Their flower, butterfly and heart jars are finished! 

In January my boys and I made nail polish marbled mugs.
In February we tried out a new recipe for turkey & cornbread pot pie.
In March my boys worked on making a salt dough map.
 

Now let's see what other things Pinterest inspired! Head over and visit the other hosts to see what they crafted, cooked, built, or tried!

Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop
Erlene - My Pinterventures • Lauren - Mom Home Guide Debbee - Debbee's Buzz • Laurie - My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies Marie - DIY Adulation • Julie - Sum of their Stories Marie - The Inspiration Vault • T'onna - Sew Crafty Crochet • Debra - Shoppe No. 5 Roseann - This Autoimmune Life • Terri - Our Good Life Lisa - Blogghetti • Marci - Stone Cottage Adventures Leslie - Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After Cherryl - Farm Girl Reformed Kelley - Simply Inspired Meal • Joanne - Our Unschooling Journey • Pili - My Sweet Things Jenny - Cookies Coffee and Crafts • Gail - Purple Hues and Me • Sam - Raggedy Bits Beverly - Across the Boulevard • Samantha - Little Bits of Home Kristie - Teadoddles • Shirley - Intelligent Domestications Kelli - Olympic Nest • Chelsea - Making Manzanita  • Ola - J'adore Le Decor Rebecca - Simple Practical Beautiful • Hil - Raising Fairies and Knights






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22 comments :

  1. Love the glitter jars! What a fun project to do together. I would love one of these for Mothers Day. Pinning!

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  2. Mason Jars are great for art projects.

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    1. They really are! I love how versatile they can be.

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  3. I always enjoy seeing how your boys participate in making crafts. These glitter jars are pretty and such a sweet idea for Mother's Day.

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  4. Your boys make the best crafts and seem to enjoy every aspect of creating something fun and pretty! Lovely Mother's Day gifts!

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    1. They really do like the variety. I sometimes have to cajole them into participating but once they begin they do seem to like it a lot.

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  5. You have some very talented young men! What a great project for them and they turned out so cute! I think these make lovely Mother's Day gifts and what mother doesn't like a handmade gift from those she loves! Great project. Pinning to share.

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    1. Thanks for the pin! They are pretty talented; aren't they? I realized after that I might have a hard time giving them up as a gift for my mother in law like we all intended. :)

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  6. How wonderful these are. It is so special to do projects like this with your kids. I bet the grandmothers will be thrilled with their Mother's Day gifts.

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    1. It really is! I sure hope they enjoy them.

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  7. How pretty! Love anything sparkly. We made something similar in the form of a nightlight for my granddaughter using glow in the dark paint. Would love to have you stop by to check them out. http://onceuponatimehappilyeverafter.com/dim-fairy-lights/

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    1. I'd love to check them out. They sound so neat!

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  8. Very cute and pretty project! Sweet!

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  9. The glitter jars turned out super cute! I loved the homemade gifts my girls made when younger for gifts, they are the ones I treasure the most.

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    1. I too tend to treasure handmade gifts more than store bought ones too.

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  10. I always look forward to your craft projects with your boys. They do such a good job and they are making memories too. I am still swooning over the map they made last month! Love these pretty jars!

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    1. Aw, thank you! That is so nice to hear.

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  11. So pretty! I might need to make some of these for my daughter's wedding!

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    1. Oooooh! They'd be beautiful at a wedding!

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