Sunflower Seed Jar
Day 4 of May Arts / Our Craft Lounge Blog Week!
Sunflower Seed Jar
with school starting soon and holidays on the horizon, I wanted to create something that would be a small thank you to grab whenever you needed one. this sunflower seed jar is the perfect small gift that is thoughtful and cute as well! simply decorate the jar and hand it out to the hostess of the next party you attend or your childs teacher. then they can put these seeds in the ground after the last frost and wait for blooms!
• 1 foot – 5/8" striped cotton twill (385-58-46)*
• our craft lounge® – crafty cling rubber stamps, sunflower seeds
• our craft lounge® – sparkly fluff, lemon drop yellow
• 1 large mason jar
• 1 packet of sunflower seeds
• brown ink stamp pad
• double-sided tape
• ballpoint-tip glue pen
• white card stock
* all ribbon can be purchased from www.mayarts.com
step 1 – open ball jar and remove flat circular lid. trace the lid using a pencil onto white card stock.
step 2 – using the 3 sunflower cluster stamp, press onto ink pad and stamp once into the drawn circle. try to center image within circle. may need to repeat above steps if impression is not crisp.
step 3 – with glue pen, color the inside of stamped sunflower petals as shown in photo below. next, pinch sparkly fluff and sprinkle on top of glue and press fluff onto page. wait a few seconds and gently brush off excess fluff. cut out circle.
step 4 – with the brown ink, stamp the rough frame image onto the card stock 2 separate times. next, stamp "sunflower" within the top of one of the frames. then stamp the "all things grow…" followed be the single sunflower bloom. using the glue pen, place a glue dot in each corner of your frame. sprinkle fluff on top of dots using instructions from step 3.
step 5 – trim both frames (one with words, one without) and set aside.
step 6 – fill jar with soil and place seeds on top (or you can them keep inside of seed packet if you prefer). take the metal top, lay the paper sunflower art on top of it and insert into mason jar cap. screw cap onto mason jar to secure contents.
step 7 – adhere a 5 inch strip of double stick tape in the middle of the 12" length of ribbon. wrap ribbon around center of mason jar and press into place. when you get to the front, wrap one end over the other and secure the center with tape.
step 8 – to finish, attach the cut out frame containing the words onto the front with tape. next, take the blank frame and write a special note to the recipient and attach onto the back side of the jar.
Download the PDF to this tutorial here!
Blog post by: Tiffin Mills