Monday, October 25, 2010
Aren’t these cute?! I got the idea for these from Emily over at Not So Idle Hands. She has a ton of other great Halloween craft ideas as well.
We have joint custody of Aubree so we had her for the second half of her Fall Break. I knew before I picked her up that we didn’t have a ton of extra money to entertain her with things like shopping, movies and stuff that she likes to do. I decided that we could have fun around the house doing some baking and crafts together. I mixed that with some Grandma time and some friends coming over she had a great Fall Break.
You will need some clean empty jars, orange tissue paper (Walmart for $1), Mod Podge, small paint or sponge brushes, green paint and black paper. We didn’t have a ton of jars laying around so we asked for some on http://www.freecycle.com/ and a wonderful woman gave us her extra ones.
Doing small sections at a time we painted the Mod Podge on the outside of the jar and used 1″ to 1.5″ strips of the tissue paper and smoothed them out over the Mod Podge. We ended up overlapping the tissue a little.
I love the imperfections and character that come with homemade craft items so I told Aubree not to stress when she got some tears in the tissue paper or couldn’t get all the wrinkles out.
We waited patiently for them to dry 🙂