How to Make Animal Storage Jars
Glass jars are great for all sorts of craft projects, you can upcycle, recycle or if you’ve not got any around the house you could buy some.
Jars make great lanterns for summer evening parties and BBQ’s (stay tuned for an upcoming post!) or can be used a gift jars to house lots of yummy homemade treats or even as vases at wedding for a table centrepiece. I had a few jars that were destined for the recycling bin, but decided instead to be green and do a bit of upcycling and use them to make some fun and colourful animal storage jars. . .
Time to make: 30 minutes plus 3 to 4 hours drying time
Suitable for: Beginners
- Empty glass jar, thoroughly cleaned
- A selection of tissue papers
- PVA glue with a little water
- Sharpie Marker pen
1. Tear up some tissue paper into small pieces – about the size of a £2.00 coin.
2. Mix the PVA glue with a little water, roughly about four parts glue to one part water. You can use the lid of your jam jar as a handy glue dish.
3. Brush a little glue onto the clear jar.
4. Place a piece of tissue paper onto the glued section, the brush a little more glue over the top of it.
5. Continue adding tissue paper in this way until the whole jar is covered. You don’t need to do the bottom of the jar, just take the paper neatly to the edge, and likewise at the rim.
6. Leave your jar to dry thoroughly.
7. While you are waiting for that jar to dry why not do some in different colours? Orange for a tiger or green for a frog?
8. When the jar is totally dry, take your Sharpie pen and draw some cartoon features on it. Such as a big round nose for a pig, or stripes for a tiger, huge eyes for a frog and big black eyes for a panda. Think about what features animals have and use them on your jar.
9. Now you can use your jars for storing all sort of things, from stationary to hair bobbles.