Freja wants to make cookies as Christmas gifts to family and friends this year. Cookies need jars. We found tin jars cheep at a flea market but they need to be decorated. Check it out!
You need tin jars, decoupage varnish, a brush, scissors and paper to decorate with. We chose comic book pages for this project as well. You also need to spray paint.
Make sure the jars are properly cleaned before you spray paint them. We use water based spray paint, which is better for both the environment and the user. Read more about water based spray paint here. Read the instructions on your spray cans and spray outdoors.
A couple of coats of paint and jars look brand new.
Now the decoration. We cut the paper in mountain shapes and glue them on to the jars with decoupage lacquer. You need don’t use glue, the lacquer is quite enough. Use plenty of lacquer and use your fingers to remove air bubbles and creases. Since the comic book paper is thick it easily creases. We don’t mind a few creases, we think the cookie jars turned out great.
Comic book cookie jars – ready to be filled with Christmas cookies! What are you making as Christmas gifts this year?
Did you follow the Creative Collective’s Advent Calendar last year? The picures above are from that calendar. Soon it’s time again, and you are invited to spend 24 creative days with us.
24 days of Scandianvian Christmas is a calendar with ideas and inspiration for more creative Christmas. Every day in December you will be presented with a new project – something to create, bake or just do. Each of us will take turn to give you craft ideas, recepies and table setting inspirations on our blogs. The calendar will wander between us and we will made it easy for you to keep up. We also have our own facebook page and Pinterest board.
… and Pysselbolaget, of course. For those who missed the calendar last year, we recommend you check out all of the blogs. Make sure you have plenty of time. The countdown to Christmas has never been more creative!
I get asked to develop crafts for different companies on a regular basis. My tutorials can be found on the website of the Swedish dairy company Arla, for example. Their site Arlakadabra is filled with easy projects, many which encourages recycling. Arla cartons are fantastic as craft material. On the picture you can see a wicker baskets made of milk cartons. The woven basket is perfect for goodies. Get any Christmas present ideas? Head over to Arla for a full tutorial and more!