Metallic Painted Jars

 When I was asking to review two kids craft books by my friend Amanda from Crafts by Amanda I just couldn’t say no.  I was shocked that I was inspired to make something for ME out of those books and not even for the kids.  Although these metallic painted jars are easy enough that the kids could make them.  I am not compensated at all for my review of these books and all opinions are my own.  

   Metallic Painted Jars -- use rubber bands for masking and make these fun painted jars!

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Globe Solar Light

 It is time once again for my monthly post using items from Old Time Pottery.  This month is a project I love!  My globe solar light is sure to be the star of your garden or outdoor area.  You can make these easily with common items.  Give your outdoors a makeover and light up the night with these simple solar lights.

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Mason Jar Salad Container

Mason jar salads seem to be popping up left and right.  My first thought is always that the dressing would make the rest of the ingredients soggy.  Enter the idea for my mason jar salad container.  This is an all in one, portable, easy to make container that will serve up as many salads as you desire — all while keeping your dressing separate.  

Mason Jar Salad Container -- make your own stacked salad container for easy healthy eating on the go.  Click here to learn how.

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DIY Patriotic Marquee Sign

 Are you adding a little patriotic decor to your home this summer?  My DIY patriotic marquee sign is perfect then.  Make this fun sign in just minutes with no power tools required.  You can light up any patriotic display or party.  Don’t like the patriotic version?  Use the craft tutorial below to make this marquee in any shape, letter, or number you desire.  This post is sponsored by Duck Tape however all opinions and projects are my own.   

Also if you love patriotic crafts — I have gathered up tons from my blog friends at the bottom of this post!  Enjoy!! 

DIY Patriotic Marquee Sign -- learn how to make your own patriotic marquee sign with a few simple supplies -- NO POWER TOOLS REQUIRED!   

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Ombre Log Table for Outdoors

 I have a fun afternoon project for you this morning.  My ombre log table for outdoors is a quick and easy project that will add a touch of fun to any outdoor space at your home.  Yep we are turning just a regular log into a fun table with just a little paint.  Make sure to tell everyone you know that you are looking for a log this year.  I am a member of the DecoArt design team and this post is in conjunction with that.  All projects and opinions are my own however.  This project was posted last year over at the DecoArt blog but I wanted to put it here as well in case y’all missed it.

Ombre Log Table -- take a log from any tree and turn it into a fun outdoor table with this craft tutorial.

 

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Sea Glass Mason Jar

 This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Krazy Glue for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I have an amazing summer craft for you today.  My sea glass mason jar is gorgeous and super easy to make.  Put that collection of sea glass from the beach to good use by making one or more of these gorgeous candle holders.  The bonus part of this project is that you don’t have to caulk or grout anything!  Plus I am going to show you how to bond all of this without the candle melting any hot glue.  How you ask?  Read on to find out.

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Make Your Own Vintage Labels

 Do you love vintage labels on old bottles and containers?  Grab some kraft paper labels from Online Labels to make your own vintage look-a-like labels in minutes.  I have the free printables for you below and you can use some ink to distress the edges.  Follow along with the instructions below to make your own vintage labels. 

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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.