last minute gift, very cute!

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by totoro, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    K and N and I made really cute lanterns tonight!
    (For the inlaws :sick:)
    Anyhooo~ We used a pickle jar and another cool jar that was a salsa jar.
    You need tissue paper... any color. We used red and another with candy canse and snowflakes. 2 pieces total!
    and modge-podge! We had the glossy kind but you can use the matte kind also.
    Oh, and a paint brush, about 1/2 inch to an inch wide.
    couple of tea lights

    Rip up the tissues paper into various sizes...
    paint the clean jars with the modge-podge
    stick the tissue paper all over it in varying designs and patterns.
    Paintover it with more modge-podge
    let it dry
    put the candle in and light!!!
    You can also wrap wire around the rim and make a hanger or use string
    This way you can hang them outside!

    They are so cute when they are lit!!!
    It took us about an hour, with the 4 and 7 yo.
    they dry really fast.

    List if items:
    Pickle or other pretty jar
    tissue paper, any color
    paint brush
    tea light
    string or wire if hanging
  2. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    How ADORABLE!!!!! Jess is decorating these buckets for the relatives, then putting things SHE baked in them.

    And for my inlaws, who don't eat a lot of sweets, she is only putting 2 or 3 of each thing in so they don't get overwhelmed!

    Toto, you think of the coolest things and then DO them with your girls. I just think that is AMAZING!!!!!

    You really are the coolest mom!