DIY autumn jars
Together with fall’s appearance and cooler weather, a need to make home more cozy has also emerged. If you are living in Denmark you cannot avoid that, you just unconsciously adopt it.
This time we have made these two autumn jars to bring some fall sense to our kid’s room and the other for the living room.
We have used the materials that we found at home and in the forest. Although, our autumn jars are not perfectly made, however, it gives us joy and coziness, cause we know that it was us who made them.
- a jar
- a can spray paints or any acrylic paint you have (pick your own color)
- a white pillar candle
- 1 white paper sheet
- foam brush
- double sided foam tape
- a scalpel or a Hobby knife
- coffee beans, rise etc.
- Using a real leaf from the tree as a template, draw a leaf on the white paper, correct the corners of the leaf as you would like to look them and cut it off. There you have a perfect stencil.
- Take off the first layer from the double sided tape, stick it on the stencil and cut it off. Takes off the second layer from the tape and put the sticky side on a jar. Try to press more in the corners of the stencil and less in the middle, cause otherwise it is going to be difficult to peel it off later on.
- Spray paints or use foam brush to set acrylic paints on a jar and allow to dry it well (otherwise it will start peeling off). I would suggest,instead of doing straight movements when painting, sponging with brush. Paint a jar twice.
- Slowly and carefully peel of the stencil. Use a knife or scalpel to peal it of and correct the corners of the leaf. It takes some time, so you need to be patient 🙂
- Tie raffia around the neck of the jar.
- Put coffee beans, rise or anything you have into a jar. I have used coffee beans, cause it looks nice and adds a nice smell to our living room.
- Put white candle in the coffee beans.
- a jar
- 5 different colors of paper sheets
- hot glue
- pine cones, acorn and its caps (in other words, all possible supplies that you find in the nature)
- hobby glue
- Cut two circles form a brown paper and two smaller circles from a white paper and glue white circles on brown ones. This is going to be owl’s eyes.
- Draw these kind of forms from a blue paper and cut them off
- Using a hobby glue and a brush, stick small cutted parts around the white circles
- Cut two even smaller circles from a different colored paper than used before and glue them on a white circles. Here we are – we are done and have two nice owl’s eyes 🙂
- Draw triangle and cut it off. It is going to be owl’s nose
- Cut these owl’s leg from the same colored paper as nose
- Put all the supplies brought from the forest into a jar. Than, using a hot glue, stick eyes, nose and legs on a jar
- Draw and cut one stripe off and one big circle that matches the size of the jar’s top.
- Draw and cut two ears off from a blue paper
- Using hot glue, stick ears and a stripe to the jar’s top
Here we go 🙂 Our owl candle that is, as my husband said, a mix of an owl and aboriginals 😀