Pinterest-Inspired Crafting: A Calm Jar
I have found a new site to suck up all my productivity and glaze over my eyes with daydreams of crafts, kitchen remodels, and new wardrobes… I am referring to Pinterest, of course. After a few months of pinning crafts to my boards, my best friend and I decided to test some out. AND we took pictures.
You will need:
- Mason Jar or baby food jar – cleaned out naturally
- *We used 32 oz. mason jars, so adjust accordingly for amounts
- Craft glitter – 3 pouches (roughly 1/2 tbsp each)
- Glitter Glue – 1.8 fl oz. (we used a full bottle for each mason jar)
- Hot Water
To Make a Calm Jar:
- Lay all of your supplies out – I realize that may seem silly in a simple project like this but trust me – nothing sucks the fun out of a craft project faster than realizing you forgot a needed item.
- If you are making more than one Calm Jar, then separate out the colored glue and glitters you want to use in each jar.
- Boil water, microwave water – in our case we used the “hot water” function on my coffee maker – you just need hot water to break down the glitter glue. Add the water to the mason jar.
- Add desired amount and color of glitter to the mason jar.
- Add a small jar of glitter glue to the mason jar.
- Stir vigorously. *Now, I think this step is important – once the jar is completed you will use it by shaking it like a snow globe (not a polaroid picture), but while in the creation stage still I recommend using something to stir and break up the glitter glue completely. We used a long metal BBQ skewer, but if you don’t have those (why not?!) I think a fork would work fine.
- Seal tightly. *This is another important step. As my best friend said, “it’s *glitter* we need that jar sealed like a submarine.” Valid point. We didn’t take the extra measure of pressure-sealing it – just make sure the lid is screwed on really, really tightly.
- Shake and Enjoy! The time it takes the glitter to swirl and settle back at the bottom of the jar is supposed to be enough time to calm a toddler’s outburst or calm an adult’s fried nerves (whether or not the two are directly related).
Our first Pinterest-Inspired craft was a success. Stay-tuned for more!