Christmas Crafts, Crafts

Christmas JOY Mason Jars & Bulb Wreath

Christmas Crafts came promptly on December 1st this year. Each kid was given a craft, even the toddler and myself. Although, we only actually finished 3 of the 5, we will do the others next year and share. The first night, Samantha and I got ours done: JOY Mason Jars and a Bulb Christmas Wreath.

Samantha was very excited when I told her that she was going to get to spray paint. She loved doing this all on her own.

CRAFTING TOOLS

For JOY Mason Jars:

  • Three mason jars
  • White spray paint
  • Red acrylic paint
  • Sponge paint brush
  • Letter stencils (Letters cut out of paper)
  • Twine/Plastic flowers/Other Decor

For Bulb Wreath:

  • Metal hanger
  • Plastic Christmas bulbs (I bought some from the Dollar Store)
  • Hot glue gun and sticks (if needed, see below)
  • Christas Decor
  • Red tulle or other string

CRAFTING STEPS

For JOY Mason Jars:

First

Spray paint mason jars white (or whatever color you want). Make sure to do it outside or in an open area. If you have gloves, wear them so if you need to touch the jar to rotate you can do so without getting painted hands.

Second

After they dry, place letter stencil over the mason jar; tape down the letters; and sponge the paint in the empty space.

Third

Wrap some twine; add some flowers; and display in time for Christmas.

For Bulb Wreath:

First

Take the metal wire and bend it into a circle. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect. As long as it’s circle-like, you won’t notice that it’s not perfect.

Second

VERY IMPORTANT! I did not do this and ended up picking up fallen bulbs all December. Hot glue the tops of the bulbs to the bulb if the tops come off. What happened was the bulbs popped off, and it was very hard to put more on because of the tightness of the bulb placement.

Third-Fourth-Fifth

String the bulbs on the wire. It might look odd as you go, but keep going, it will fill out and look amazing. I only added about 80 percent along the wire, and then added my Christmas decor with a clip. Finally, add the red tulle as a tie on the back or whatever string.

Now you can hang it up wherever you want to add some Christmas cheer.

The third project that was finished was Kristopher’s Countdown Christmas Paper Tree.

Love what you do and do what you love.

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