I’m always looking for craft projects to do with my boys. Especially one that I can make too.
I have been frantically pinning all those amazing painted jars from Pinterest over the past few months. Love them all.
I had also pinned these cute little jars for with plastic animals glued to the top.
I used both of these as my inspiration and came up with this…
For my little craft project I found 2 glass jars in the recycling bin and purchased some fabric paint for $0.66 at A.C.Moore. I was looking for puffy paint which apparently doesn’t even exist. Who knew. What you want is fabric paint that can be found in the t-shirt design or fabric section of your craft store. And it’s cheap $0.66 a bottle.
- old jars
- fabric paint
I used a piece of masking tape as the guide and simply added A LOT of dots, in rows. It actually made my hand cramp up. I even had to take a few breaks. I know, kind of pathetic. But it really only took about 10 minutes.
And then painted them with some acrylic craft paint. I may add a little bit of twine along the jar lids (just so it doesn’t look so much like a jar from my recycling bin).
Boys Treasure Box Project
So I pulled out these 2 plastic containers from the trash. And the kids went crazy with the fabric paint.
Now I realize these aren’t nearly as fantastic as the little baby food jars I pinned. In fact they’re pretty darn ugly. But the boys made them with their own two hands and they think they’re cool so that’s all that matters.
And now they have a fun little bin to stash all their treasures, you know like rocks, random Lego heads, half eaten candies, and caterpillars (yes I find all these things on a daily basis).