Sadly today’s #12DIYsofChristmas is our last! It’s been fun finding little ways to be a bit craftier this Christmas. For this last make, I thought it would be fun to come up with a few last minute gift ideas for those family members and friends that you may have forgotten about.
Jam jars make perfect jewellery and accessory holders, as they are easy to get hold of and versatile. They’re also very easy to decorate and what better way to help the environment by giving an old jam jar a new life?
Disclaimer: I would strongly urge you NOT to use the jars as tea light holders, as open flames and fabric/paper do not mix!
What you’ll need:
-A recycled jam jar
-Some fabric or paper of your choice (this can either be cut into small strips to arrange vertically onto the jar or one long strip to attach diagonally)
-A pair of scissors
One of the easiest ways to decorate a jar is to glue paper or fabric to it and this is what I did. I chose to sellotape mine, but you can glue the paper or fabric if you want, using a strongish glue.
How to make:
Stick double sided tape to your jar, making sure that tape is attached all the way around the jar
Cut a long piece of fabric or paper that reaches around your jar and attach this to the tape, making sure it sticks neatly and is straight
Then adorn your jars with whatever accessories you like (I suggest putting buttons or spare change in them) and place them decoratively around your home
If you’d like to catch up with all my other DIYs, you can find them here.