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Hi. I am Lyndsey and I run craft workshop and craft parties in the South West of England. I also create craft kits and 'how to' tutorials. This is my little blog about my craft filled tales......

Children's Craft Parties and a Spot of Upcycling

By Lyndsey, May 8 2019 07:53PM


It has been a long weekend here so I have been busy updating my website and adding all the details about children's craft parties. It is something I have always offered but I have never got round to adding the details to the website. So, if you have a child that loves making things, then a craft party could be perfect. You select the craft and I bring all the materials and equipment needed to a venue of your choice in South Devon. I also clear everything away afterwards resulting in stress free birthday party fun! See the craft party page for all the details.

The end of the weekend means that it is a new week and therefore a new #makemondaycrafty project! This week we are doing a bit of upcycling with decorated jam jars.

For this you will need a jam jar, washi tape or masking task, acrylic paint, sponge, string, scissors and a pencil with a rubber at the end.

Firstly remove any labels from your jam jar and make sure it is clean and dry inside and out. Take your tape, cut strips and stick them to your jar to create a pattern. Using your sponge and some acrylic paint, sponge the paint onto your jar. Wait for the paint to dry and then pull off your tape strips to reveal your pattern. To complete my design I have used a different colour of acrylic paint and using the rubber end of a pencil added spots. I have then taken a piece of string and attached it to the top of my jar. I have placed a candle in my jar but you can use it as a storage jar for pens, fill it with sweets as a gift, whatever you fancy.

If you want to use your jar outside and want to protect your design you can spray it with a sealant to make it waterproof.

You don't have to stick with this design, have a play with different ideas. I hope you enjoy making your jar and I would love to see what you make! You can post photos of your creations on Instagram and use the tag #makemondaycrafty or why not join the Make Monday Crafty Facebook group for more hints and tips and share your photos there.

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