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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

.:FHE Jars:.

I totally stole this idea from my sister. It is so cute, and so simple, which makes it a keeper in my book!

Now, for all the non-Mormons, you could still decorate a jar and use it for....well, whatever you want to use a decorated jar for!

MATERIALS FOR FHE (Family Home Evening) JARS
- Jar
- Various ribbons
- Topper for jar (optional)
- Hot glue gun/glue sticks
- Printer (if you are printing out the FHE strips)
- Chipboard letters (optional)
- Any other embellishments you want!

Decorate your jar with your ribbon, using hot glue. (My jar was textured and patterned, so I have to admit I am not crazy about how my ribbon is laying on the jar. It bugs me that there is no clear space showing towards the top, when there is clear space showing towards the bottom).

Hot glue on your chipboard letters.

My topper took a bit of work. I wanted a black flower to go on top because I thought the green looked out of place with so much black on the bottom. I didn't look very hard for one, but found a white one that I liked when I was at Michael's last nite. So I decided to dye it black.

I put hot water in the pot, added the dye, and brought it to a simmer on the stove.

I dipped the flower in the black dye, and kept spooning dye over it. (There is also a onesie in the pot, too - my daughter is in a photo shoot tomorrow and needs a black onesie. I have never seen a black onesie anywhere, so I dyed a white one!)

Our microwave is above our stove, so I was able to kind of prop the flower stem in the microwave handle so I didn't have to stand there for 30 minutes with the flower.

I took it out, put it on a plastic bag, and let it dry overnite.

In the morning, I cut the flower stem off and hot glued it to the lid of the jar.

Print off the FHE strips here. Cut them and stick them in your jar! I put my jar on my bookshelf, and like I said above, I don't love my jar, but I still think it look okay for the purpose it will serve.

You could add buttons, flowers, jewels - whatever other embellishments you want - to jazz up your jar! I may try my hand at another one on a non-textured jar, and maybe with some smaller ribbon to see how I like it.


2 comments:

  1. I just stumbled across your blog, and love your crafts! I am definitely going to make this! Too cute for Family Home Evening!

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