I have a super quick and easy project for you today. This nautical art is perfect for bathrooms, beach houses, or any beach themed room that you have in your home. This one was first posted over at Buttons Galore and More last year but I am reposting it here because it still looks lovely in my bathroom! Grab those starfish and get crafty.
- Cover a large cone with wood grain contact paper. I picked up mine at the dollar store. Trim any excess with a pair of scissors from the side as well as the top.
- Add reindeer moss to the top of your cone with hot glue.
- Add in these great burlap flowers from Consumer Crafts randomly in the top. Secure with hot glue.
- Form an 18 inch piece of floral wire into a handle like shape and turn it in (90 degree angle) about 2 inches from both ends. Push those ends directly into the cone at the top through the contact paper. Push into the cone about 1 inch down from the top on both sides.
- Add a ribbon to the top and you are ready to hang this one on your door.
- Green button “buckle” and a tree button for the hat (all from Buttons Galore and More)
- Pom pom ribbon in red and white plus ivory woven burlap ribbon (all from May Arts)
- Mason jar with lid (mine is the tall quilted variety)
- Styrofoam cone (from FloraCraft)
- Sparkle pom pom
- Felt (red and tan used)
- Hot glue
Wrap your cone with red felt. I had to play with the felt for a while to get complete coverage from one sheet but it is possible. Cut off any excess and use hot glue to secure.
Start adding pom pom trim to the bottom of your felt covering up where the lid meets the felt.
I then added a second row of pom pom fringe as well as the woven ribbon around the lid itself.
Cut tan felt to an “elf ear” like shape.
The variety pack of buttons from Buttons Galore and More have a wide variety of button shapes and sizes. There was a green one in my package that had two large holes. These were just right for threading through the ivory woven ribbon. Yep. It looks just like a belt buckle. I wrapped the entire thing around my jar and secured with hot glue. I also added a fun Christmas tree button to my elf’s hat. I liked just the one button sort of like a “pin” in his hat.
Who will you give your elf mason jar gift to? Make these quick and easy mason jar crafts for that hard to buy for person on your list. It is sure to put a smile on their face.
Glitter Mason Jar Christmas Luminary Supplies:
- Various sized FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Balls in white
- Design It:® LED Light Strand
- Mason Jar with handle
- DecoArt Glamour Dust Paint in red and green
- Decoupage medium
- Red and green glitter
- Sponge brush
- Packaging material
Start with your FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Balls and Glamour Dust paint. I find that using a sponge brush makes painting Styrofoam so much easier. Apply a generous coat to all of your balls then allow to dry. I filled my container with the unpainted balls to see how many I would need for the finished product.
A few more tips for painting is to use a toothpick to hold your balls like the picture above. This also makes this a project this kids can help with. I also save packaging material that comes with most electronics. It makes a perfect stand to hold your project while drying. Plus it is free….win win right?
I gave mine over night to dry before continuing. Next step is to apply decoupage medium to all of the balls and roll them in glitter. You can see below that the ball on the left has glitter applied while on the right only has the Glamour Dust paint. This step makes a huge difference. Don’t skip the paint step however because the white will show through your glitter and give your project an unfinished appearance.
Again allow everything to dry completely. Then you can layer the balls into a jar while intertwining the Design It:® LED Light Strand in the jar. Be sure to put the switch for your light strand at the TOP so you can easily switch it on and off. I learned that lesson the hard way y’all. Now for a picture with the lights off so you can see the full effect.
The LED lights do not get hot so this is the perfect way to use them. Make your own glitter mason jar Christmas luminary this year. Or make an entire set of them to display or for a centerpiece at your holiday table. Don’t you just love glitter?
I filled in the “stencil” areas (or where the breaks in my letter were) by hand. I threaded my needle with white embroidery thread. I was inspired to create a piece of art that was a combination of paint and embroidery by a fabulous book from Lark crafts called Doodle Stitching: Embroidery and Beyond. There are some fabulous ideas in the book and I just wanted to break out my needle and get to stitching!
I used the thread to stitch all the way around my letter. I then wrapped the Styrofoam block like a present and used hot glue to secure.
I wrapped the block in green ric rac and yet again used hot glue to secure. A simple loop hot glued to the back is all you need to hang. Because this piece is made from wrapped Styrofoam it is super light.
I am calling this portion of the gallery wall done….what do you think of my monogram wall art?
Some products were given to me by companies to use in my crafting. All opinions and projects are my own.
Americana Decorations Supplies:
- Styrofoam Sheet
- Styrofoam Cutter
- Decoupage medium
- Laura Kelly fabric (available at JoAnns)
- Assorted buttons
- red, white, and blue embroidery thread from Coats and Clark
- hot glue
Americana Decorations Instructions:
4) Use decoupage medium to adhere the fabric to the star as shown below. Trim away any excess fabric.
5) Cover the outer edge with ribbon and use a decoupage medium once again to adhere it to your star.
6) Twist your red, white, and blue embroidery thread together to form one string. Add your stars and buttons to the string using hot glue. I assembled this garland right on my mantle.
All that is left is to step back and enjoy your creation. A wonderful addition to your 4th of July decor. This buttons and stars garland will be the hit of your Americana decorations this year.
I added this garland to my 4th of July summer mantel decor. I love having a touch of red, white, and blue in my home in the summer. What about you? Have you been adding Americana decorations to your home?
I then placed just the top portion of the push pop containers on the stand how I wanted them to be when finished. I then used a pencil to mark the center. (NOTE: My push pop containers were provided by Consumer Crafts.)
I took the handle, placed it on that center mark, and traced around it. Now I know where and how large my holes need to be.
So above where I cut my foam to shape you could probably use a serrated knife or something else. But now that we are going to poke holes through the foam I think the Styro Cutter is really a must. Just insert it from the top and let the heat do the work. My holes did not turn out perfectly but they are covered by the cupcakes anyway…right?
I then gave the entire stand 3 coats of paint. One base coat of Americana Festive Green and two top coats of Crystal Green in Dazzling Metallics. Both paints were provided to me from DecoArt. The metallic paint is really what made my stand gleam like the Emerald City.
While you are painting and allowing coats to dry above — start baking! You will need one cake that is baked in 9 inch pans. I used a white cake mix and dyed it green before baking. Allow your cake to cool completely. I also tinted a can of white frosting with green food coloring as well. HINT: Use green paste food coloring for a more vibrant display. Then add frosting and cake layers to your push pop containers until they are full. Your push pop containers can be used to cut the cake to the proper size.
Next I cropped an image from the movie into long strips to use as wraps for my cupcakes. You can download my Oz the Great and Powerful cupcake wraps here. Just trim them from the paper after printing.
You will also need some green candy to decorate your push pop cupcakes like the Emerald City. I used some green licorice in two different shapes. I cut them into different sizes with my kitchen shears.
You are now ready to have a great movie party with your family! Take an adventure to the Land of Oz starting on June 11th with the release of the movie on Blu-ray and DVD. Find out more information on where to purchase your own copy of the movie here.
Also be sure to keep up with Oz the Great and Powerful on facebook, twitter, and Pinterest. I was provided a copy of the movie and given compensation for my participation in this program. However, all projects and opinions are my own.
Or just add to a fun frame wall if your little girl loves ladybugs!
The fishing pole is a toy from the Dollar Tree that I thought was the perfect size for a wreath.
I cut the fish from various pieces of scrapbook paper that I had on hand. I just folded the paper in half and cut a fish like shape.
I used hot glue to secure all of the items to the front. Including the one fish that is on the hook.
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