Mason Jar Toothbrush Holder

What else can I possibly make with a mason jar?  A mason jar toothbrush holder of course!  The classic mason jar is so versatile and yes it seems like I am using them a few times a month for a project around here.  But we all have our passions right?  This mason jar toothbrush holder is so quick and easy to make…I almost can’t call this a tutorial.   

Mason Jar Toothbrush Holder -- make this in just 5 minutes with a few supplies!

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Dr. Seuss Gift in a Jar for Teachers

I am continuing on Dr. Seuss week with a great Dr. Seuss gift in a jar for teachers.  All this week I am sharing 15 minute crafts for Craft Lightning.  Each morning myself and 30 Minute Crafts will share a quick and easy craft then each afternoon we will round up Dr. Seuss crafts from our series partners.  If you want a chance to be featured, be sure to link up your Dr. Seuss crafts to our Craft Lightning linky party.  Plus if you have missed any of the fun, check out the round ups from day 1, day 2, day 3, and day 4.  Or you can find them all and more on our Dr. Seuss Pinterest board.  I just had to add a jar to the mix this week.  I came up with this fun Dr. Seuss gift in a jar that you will love.  

Dr. Seuss Gift in a Jar for Teachers -- a fun 15 minute craft that will make a great gift in a jar for that special teacher.

I added foam letters to a clean jar that spelled “READ”.  It actually does not matter what color these letters are as long as they adhere to your jar completely and are 3 dimensional.

Dr. Seuss Gift in a Jar for Teachers -- a fun 15 minute craft that will make a great gift in a jar for that special teacher.

Spray the jar with a few coats of Krylon Dual in white and allow to dry completely.  Then brush red onto those letters with Americana Multi Surface in Lipstick.  It took me a few coats for complete coverage.

Dr. Seuss Gift in a Jar for Teachers -- a fun 15 minute craft that will make a great gift in a jar for that special teacher.

Then wrap a piece of white cardstock with white tissue paper and use tape to secure in the back.  The shiny side of the tissue paper should be against the cardstock.  Then print the image of your choice onto the matte side of the tissue paper as shown below.

Dr. Seuss Gift in a Jar for Teachers -- a fun 15 minute craft that will make a great gift in a jar for that special teacher.

Remove the tissue paper from the cardstock.  Trim around your image and decide where on your jar you would like it to be placed.  Use Americana Decoupage medium to adhere the image to your jar.  Printing on tissue paper will make the image blend into the jar more.  Just coat your image on the back with the decoupage medium.  If you need to add any decoupage to the front, be sure to spray a matte sealer or hair spray over the tissue paper first to lock in the ink.

Dr. Seuss Gift in a Jar for Teachers -- a fun 15 minute craft that will make a great gift in a jar for that special teacher.

Once the decoupage dries completely, you can add a hand stamped tag to your jar as shown.

Dr. Seuss Gift in a Jar for Teachers -- a fun 15 minute craft that will make a great gift in a jar for that special teacher.

What to put in your jar?  Print enough of these fun free printable bookmarks for the class.  This is a great gift for the teacher and classroom to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss.  Just place the bookmarks inside the jar and add a lid.

Dr. Seuss Gift in a Jar for Teachers -- a fun 15 minute craft that will make a great gift in a jar for that special teacher.
You can get even more Dr. Seuss inspiration on my Dr. Seuss Pinterest board.  Plus stay tuned right here as we have two more days of Craft Lightning Seuss edition left and I have more fun in store for you.  Be sure to make my Dr. Seuss gift in a jar for a special teacher in your life to celebrate Read Across America Day.

 

French Script Mason Jar Vase

It is time once again for Crafty Hangouts week and I am kicking things off with my french script mason jar vase.  You can check out tons of DIY wedding ideas all week over at Crafty Hangouts.  This week’s hangouts are sponsored by DecoArt and their amazing Americana Chalky Finish paint.  I am joining Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts for my videos and first up we are crafting with mason jars.  Your not surprised are you?   

French Script Mason Jar Vase -- a great DIY wedding idea!

If you are having a french themed wedding, this french script mason jar vase is the perfect DIY wedding idea for you.  You can watch me make this one live in the video below.
 

I used the Americana chalky paint on the jar itself.  Please note that you need a smooth jar with no logo for this DIY wedding idea.  I then used a Sharpie marker over a french script stencil.  If you have amazing handwriting, I would suggest you translate a quote you love and write it on the jar in French.  That would make these french script mason jar vases extra special.
French Script Mason Jar Vase -- a great DIY wedding idea!

Just add water and flowers to your vase for a great wedding reception centerpiece at your wedding.  What quote will you use?  Are you having a french themed wedding?  Maybe a wedding with a Parisian theme?  These french script mason jar vases are the perfect DIY wedding idea for you!

French Script Mason Jar Vase -- a great DIY wedding idea!
 
Stay tuned to Crafty Hangouts for more DIY wedding ideas all week!  

 

Lavender in a Mason Jar

Add a gorgeous air freshener to any room by putting lavender in a mason jar.  The idea for this started when Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts and myself made this video with 10 gifts in a jar.  She added lavender to a jar in the video for a fun gift and I thought the idea was brilliant.  I had tons of lavender in my flower garden so I was ready to go.

Lavender in a Mason Jar -- add lavender to a squat mason jar for a gorgeous and frangrant addition to any room.

First I added the lavender to the jar by pulling it off of the stems.

Lavender in a Mason Jar -- add lavender to a squat mason jar for a gorgeous and frangrant addition to any room.

Carolina used just fabric on top of her jar but I wanted to be a little different.  I had a vintage handkerchief in my stash so I grabbed it.  I bundled it up and secured with a rubber band to make it the proper size to fit on my jar.

Lavender in a Mason Jar -- add lavender to a squat mason jar for a gorgeous and frangrant addition to any room.

I then put it rubber band side down on the jar and added the band of the lid around it.  I love that puckered look on the top as well.

Lavender in a Mason Jar -- add lavender to a squat mason jar for a gorgeous and frangrant addition to any room.

This lavender in a mason jar now resides in my bathroom where I can appreciate its amazing scent.  I just shake the jar occasionally to stir up the smell.  What do you use lavender for in your home?  I have a ton more and need a way to use it y’all.

 

 
 
Lavender in a Mason Jar -- add lavender to a squat mason jar for a gorgeous and frangrant addition to any room.

 

Solar Mason Jar Lights

I have some super fun solar mason jar lights for you today.  These lights will be the perfect addition to your yard plus they are solar powered so no need to worry about running electricity.  I made these winter themed but you can definitely change them up for the seasons easily.  This project was originally posted over at Crafts Unleashed but I am republishing in case y’all missed it.
 
Solar Mason Jar Lights -- add tops to your mason jars and use solar power to light up the outdoors.
 
 

Solar Mason Jar Lights Supplies:

The above products were provided to me as part of my design team status with Consumer Crafts however all projects and opinions are my own.
 

Solar Mason Jar Lights -- add tops to your mason jars and use solar power to light up the outdoors.

Your solar light will come packaged as shown above.  You will need to remove the pull tab for the light to work, and charge it for a few hours in the sun prior to use.

Solar Mason Jar Lights -- add tops to your mason jars and use solar power to light up the outdoors.

There are two winter versions of the solar mason jar lights that I am going to show you today.  First up is one painted with a little glitter snow.

Solar Mason Jar Lights -- add tops to your mason jars and use solar power to light up the outdoors.

Use a foam pouncer brush and add glitter snow randomly to the jar.  Allow to dry completely before continuing.

Solar Mason Jar Lights -- add tops to your mason jars and use solar power to light up the outdoors.

The second version just involves adding loose snow to the bottom of your jar.  This is the non-permanent version that will be easy to change with the seasons.  Because the light is in the top and does not get hot, adding items to the jar is fun and easy.

Solar Mason Jar Lights -- add tops to your mason jars and use solar power to light up the outdoors.

Now lets make the jar into a hanging lantern.  Grab your floral wire and some pliers.  First, start with adding a loop with your pliers.

Solar Mason Jar Lights -- add tops to your mason jars and use solar power to light up the outdoors.

Place the wire around your jar mouth and get the location for your second loop, which should be directly across from your first.

Solar Mason Jar Lights -- add tops to your mason jars and use solar power to light up the outdoors.

Place a second loop in your wire and then stretch it around the mouth of the jar.  Use the pliers to secure, twisting very tightly.

Solar Mason Jar Lights -- add tops to your mason jars and use solar power to light up the outdoors.

Cut off any excess and bend the twisted wire down to avoid injury.

Solar Mason Jar Lights -- add tops to your mason jars and use solar power to light up the outdoors.

Use a second wire to create a handle by putting it through the loops and twisting to secure.

Solar Mason Jar Lights -- add tops to your mason jars and use solar power to light up the outdoors.

You are ready to light up the night with your new solar mason jar lights.  Look at the way the light sparkles from these great mason jar lanterns.

Solar Mason Jar Lights -- add tops to your mason jars and use solar power to light up the outdoors.

What items will you add to the inside of your solar mason jar lights?  Snow?  Or something less seasonal?  Just grab the lighted lids from Consumer Crafts and make your own version today.

Solar Mason Jar Lights -- add tops to your mason jars and use solar power to light up the outdoors.
This post is done as a part of my design team status with Consumer Crafts however all opinions and projects are my own.
 

Birdhouse Twine Organizer @krylonbrand #krylonCHA

When I went to CHA a few weeks ago, Krylon gave out challenge bags at one of the blogger events.  My birdhouse twine organizer came from items in the bag.  I thought it would be fun to share a full tutorial on this one here with y’all.  This is really a great way to organize bits of pieces of twine and string in any craft area.  

Birdhouse Twine Organizer -- take a messy bunch of twine or string and get it organized in a fun birdhouse. #krylonCHA  Click to get the full instructions on how to make your own.
 
 

The bag contents are shown below.  My challenge was to use 4 of the 6 items plus Krylon brand items to create something great.  My bag contained a wood bird house, canvas triangles, a grapevine wreath, corks, clothespins, and a paper mache box.  
 
Birdhouse Twine Organizer -- take a messy bunch of twine or string and get it organized in a fun birdhouse. #krylonCHA  Click to get the full instructions on how to make your own.

The birdhouse actually came in pieces and you can assemble it through a series of slots and tabs. I started with my personal favorite Krylon Dual.  Give both sides of the birdhouse pieces a coat of spray paint.  Yes both sides.  That will be important once assembled because there are areas where both sides are visible.  For anyone interested in making this birdhouse twine organizer, the birdhouse can be purchased from Oriental Trading.

Birdhouse Twine Organizer -- take a messy bunch of twine or string and get it organized in a fun birdhouse. #krylonCHA  Click to get the full instructions on how to make your own.

After your birdhouse pieces completely dry, measure and mark for three holes on both birdhouse sides.  Drill holes in those locations using a drill.

Birdhouse Twine Organizer -- take a messy bunch of twine or string and get it organized in a fun birdhouse. #krylonCHA  Click to get the full instructions on how to make your own.

I knew I wanted to add some glitter to my birdhouse.  I actually developed a super easy and less messy way to add glitter to anything using products from Krylon.  Start with Krylon spray adhesive and spray the roof panels.  Then sprinkle on the glitter until you get the coverage you desire.  Shake away any excess.  Allow to dry completely.

Birdhouse Twine Organizer -- take a messy bunch of twine or string and get it organized in a fun birdhouse. #krylonCHA  Click to get the full instructions on how to make your own.
 
Once dry, give your roof panels a couple of coats of Krylon Matte Finish Spray.  This will lock in that glitter and you won’t get any of that annoying “shred” of glitter.  YEA!  No more glitter hands!  
 

Birdhouse Twine Organizer -- take a messy bunch of twine or string and get it organized in a fun birdhouse. #krylonCHA  Click to get the full instructions on how to make your own.

 
I also gave the clothespins the same glitter treatment but just on the top.  I used painter’s tape to tape off the rest of the pin as shown in the image below.
Birdhouse Twine Organizer -- take a messy bunch of twine or string and get it organized in a fun birdhouse. #krylonCHA  Click to get the full instructions on how to make your own.

I wanted to give the wreath a silver treatment and had this Krylon Fusion on hand.  One coat and my wreath was perfect.

Birdhouse Twine Organizer -- take a messy bunch of twine or string and get it organized in a fun birdhouse. #krylonCHA  Click to get the full instructions on how to make your own.

You will need to add something to the inside of the birdhouse to cover up the front hole.  I actually used a piece of one of the canvas triangles in my Krylon Mystery Box.  I just used hot glue to secure to the inside.

Birdhouse Twine Organizer -- take a messy bunch of twine or string and get it organized in a fun birdhouse. #krylonCHA  Click to get the full instructions on how to make your own.

I also used hot glue to attach the wreath and a couple of corks for a perch.  This gave the front of the birdhouse a little decoration.

Birdhouse Twine Organizer -- take a messy bunch of twine or string and get it organized in a fun birdhouse. #krylonCHA  Click to get the full instructions on how to make your own.

I placed one glitter clothespin below each of the 6 drilled holes.  I used hot glue to secure each clothespin as well.

Birdhouse Twine Organizer -- take a messy bunch of twine or string and get it organized in a fun birdhouse. #krylonCHA  Click to get the full instructions on how to make your own.

Then just open up the top, add in your twine, thread through the holes, and clip the ends.  Your twine is organized and those ends won’t disappear inside.

Birdhouse Twine Organizer -- take a messy bunch of twine or string and get it organized in a fun birdhouse. #krylonCHA  Click to get the full instructions on how to make your own.

I do not recommend hanging this organizer as the birdhouse would not be sturdy enough to support the added weight of the twine.  However just sitting on a shelf this birdhouse twine organizer is perfect.  Those bits and pieces of random twine, jute, and string can now be corralled into one convenient place.  When you need to use them you will just pull the needed amount through the hole. 

Birdhouse Twine Organizer -- take a messy bunch of twine or string and get it organized in a fun birdhouse. #krylonCHA  Click to get the full instructions on how to make your own.

If you are counting, Krylon had 6 items in my mystery bag and I used 5 of them.  Pretty good huh?  So what do y’all think?  Do you need a birdhouse twine organizer of your very own?
I am building up to an amazing and organized craft area.  If you have missed any of the posts be sure to see my paint brush organizer and button organizing system.  Stay tuned as there is much more to come!
This challenge is from Krylon but I am not paid for this post in any way.  Components for this project were provided by Krylon brand.
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Canning Lid Snowman Ornament

I have a special canning lid snowman ornament for you today plus tons of crafty ornament inspiration from some friends of mine.  As a special bonus there is a chance to win a fabulous craft prize package at the very bottom of this post.  Fun right?  Lets get crafty first and I will show you how to make this fun snowman ornament. 

Canning Lid Snowman Ornament Supplies:

 
Start by tracing your canning lid onto your white card stock.  Cut out then add decoupage and white glitter.  Set aside to dry.
 
 

Form a carrot like shape with your Sculpey clay.  I added a few lines for interest on the sides as well.

 
 

Roll out the red clay until thin and cut a “hat” like shape the size of your canning lid.

Flip over the hat as shown below.

Lift the flap and add some texture across the bottom.  I used a wheel from the Sculpey Essential Tool Kit.  Flip your flap back over and bake both clay pieces for the recommended amount of time on the package.

Add all of your embellishments to your canning lid using hot glue.  Add a ribbon to the back for hanging and your canning lid snowman ornament is ready for your tree.

Be sure to click around in the linky party below for tons of crafty ornament inspiration.

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I hope you found some fun ornaments to make in this post.  Turn some of those old canning lids into ornaments yourself.  Make my canning lid snowman ornament or come up with another version for your tree.
Products were given to me in exchange for this post however all opinions and text are my own.

DIY Bottle Cap Turkey Napkin Rings

I have the perfect accessory for your Thanksgiving kids’ table today.  My DIY bottle cap turkey napkin rings are sure to be the hit of the meal.  Your kids can even help make them!  Plus they are made out of bottle caps and paper towel rolls so they are also the ultimate recycled craft.  Make these cute little turkeys today.

DIY Bottle Cap Turkey Napkin Rings -- make this craft for the kids table at Thanksgiving!  Made with bottle caps and paper towel rolls these are also the ultimate recycled craft!
 
 

This craft is part of the fall hangout on air series over at Crafty Hangouts.  The short video below will show you how to make the napkin rings as well as how to make a turkey mason jar favor for your Thanksgiving table as well.  Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts is showing you the mason jar turkey craft.
 

 

For those that cannot watch the video here is a brief recap of the instructions to make your own DIY bottle cap turkey napkin rings:

  1. Gather bottle caps, a paper towel roll, washi tape, google eyes, a red sharpie, hot glue, and scissors.
  2. Cut your paper towel roll to the appropriate length for a napkin ring.
  3. Add washi tape in three strips to the paper towel roll making sure to overlap your ends in the same area.
  4. Fold the washi tape over on itself for the feathers then cut to a feather shape.
  5. Glue the feathers on the back of the bottle cap.
  6. Glue the eyes and a beak made from folded over washi tape to the front.
  7. Draw a waddle with a red sharpie.
  8. Glue your bottle cap turkey to the napkin ring and use to cover up the seams in the washi tape.
  9. Add your napkin and place on the table.

 

DIY Bottle Cap Turkey Napkin Rings -- make this craft for the kids table at Thanksgiving!  Made with bottle caps and paper towel rolls these are also the ultimate recycled craft!

A perfectly silly craft to keep the kids entertained this Thanksgiving.  Decorating the kids table is one of my personal favorites!  Grab your supplies and make your DIY bottle cap turkey napkin rings.  Be sure to watch the Thanksgiving and fall hangouts all week on Crafty Hangouts.  There you can access a list of coming attractions!  You don’t want to miss them!
 

Super Hero Jar Toy Storage #SuperBuddies

I had the opportunity to preview the new Super Buddies movie from the creators of Disney Buddies.  You can own your own copy on Blu-Ray combo pack August 27th.  Until then you can make a set of my super hero toy storage jars to celebrate the movie.  After all every little boy will love a set of colorful super heros to organize their toys.  Then they can watch their favorite buddies in Disney Super Buddies later this month.   

Make great super hero jar toy storage in minutes with this super simple tutorial.  Plus learn all about the new Super Buddies movie from Disney.

To make your own super hero jar toy storage, grab some super hero figurines at the dollar store.  

 

Make great super hero jar toy storage in minutes with this super simple tutorial.  Plus learn all about the new Super Buddies movie from Disney.
Use hot glue to secure the lid inside the band of your jar tops.
Make great super hero jar toy storage in minutes with this super simple tutorial.  Plus learn all about the new Super Buddies movie from Disney.

Then use hot glue to add your super heros to the center of each lid.

Make great super hero jar toy storage in minutes with this super simple tutorial.  Plus learn all about the new Super Buddies movie from Disney.

Spray paint each lid in a different color.  It took several coats of spray paint to get the look you see below.  Allow your figures to dry completely before handling.

Make great super hero jar toy storage in minutes with this super simple tutorial.  Plus learn all about the new Super Buddies movie from Disney.

Add toys to your wide mouth jars and then screw on your super hero tops.

Make great super hero jar toy storage in minutes with this super simple tutorial.  Plus learn all about the new Super Buddies movie from Disney.

Toy organization never looked so good!  Now get ready for an epic tail on August 27th with Disney Super Buddies.  We are huge buddies fans around here.  The series are great entertainment for the entire family.  Plus giggles from little boys and girls are the perfect way to end a stressful week.  Be sure to have a family movie night when the Super Buddies Blu-ray DVD combo pack comes to a store near you.  

Make great super hero jar toy storage in minutes with this super simple tutorial.  Plus learn all about the new Super Buddies movie from Disney.

You can follow along with those crazy Disney Buddies on facebook and Pinterest.  Plus visit the official Disney Super Buddies website for more information on the movie.  
Want even more Super Buddies and super hero fun?  Be sure to visit all of the great projects below as well.
I was compensated for this post but all projects and opinions are my own.