With all the adorable canning jar crafty projects out there, I had to try my hand at one myself! This month at Jillibean Soup, the design team was challenged to find a project on Pinterest that inspired us, and then use that inspiration create our own version. With Happy Hues Paints, it was easy to create this adorable pencil jar that I saw on Pinterest from the website, A Pumpkin and a Princess. Perfect for a teacher gift, this pencil jar, painted to look like a pencil, could also be filled with candy or any other treat.
I started this project by spray painting the jar with white paint. I used a formula meant for covering all surfaces, to have a nice primer for my paint. Happy Hues Yummy Yellow was painted on the bottom, and Precocious Pink on the top. It will take 2-3 coats of paint for an even coverage.
Then I created a simple and personalized tag to tie around the pencil jar. (That makes me giggle. Its a pencil jar that looks like a pencil. Ha!) Behind a Kraft Tag, I adhered a piece of patterned paper, trimmed to fit, to allow the pattern to show through the star opening.Then I layered label stickers on the top of the tag. Mini Alpha Stickers were applied to spell out the teacher's name. Finally, another star sticker was added over the star opening. The tag was tied to the jar with some brightly colored baker's twine. My favorite.
The pencil jar (hee hee) was pretty fun to make! Waiting for the paint to dry was the most time consuming part of this project. But during that time, I made the tag. Making a few of these at once would be a great idea! For more looks at projects inspired by Pinterest, visit the Jillibean Soup Blog.