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Kids Crafts: Fabric Jar Lanterns

| January 30, 2013 | 21 Comments

Fabric Jars

Kids Recycled Crafts

Recycled crafts is all around us at the moment – I love recycling at the best of times, but feel like the new year is even more of a reason to

start on an environmental and thrifty footing. These jars really look lovely all lit up and I can’t wait to use them outdoors in the summer. Make in red’s and pinks, cut out little hearts and you even have a sweet Valentine’s decoration idea. Win all round.

Recycled Crafts: Fabric Lanterns

 Materials: old jar, PVA glue water down a little or mod podge, fabric scraps, scissors, brush

 recycled crafts for kids

1) Decide what you would like to have on your jar – we tried different things – covered the jar completely in one piece of fabric, cut hearts, cut out square shapes (Red Ted) and did one strip. I think they all look nice for different reasons and look lovely together.

 2) The children then brushed on glue. We carefully placed it on the jar and pressed it down.

 kids recycled crafts

3) Then we added a second layer of glue on top – I am not sure it is strictly necessary – but I think for outdoor use these makes them a little more durable.

 Done. Sit back and enjoy!!!

 Valentine's crafts for kids

I love the little heart shadow’s that the Valentine’s Jar makes.

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  1. Martine says:

    Thanks, Maggy. You’ve just solved the issue of what my students can make to take home, and this gives us enough time to collect several jars for the many ‘valentines’ they have. I’ll probably do some myself to share round. Thanks again for a great idea.

  2. Red Ted Art says:

    Awe perfect! Am so pleased!!!

  3. The heart shadows are lovely Maggy, and the jars will look so pretty in your garden over summer.

  4. Red Ted Art says:

    Yes! I am definitely looking forward to using these in the summer!!

  5. Pinkoddy says:

    What a good idea. We love recycling trh

  6. Claire says:

    I love thrifty ideas like this and as it involves the family favourite, messing around with PVA glue, it’s a winner!

  7. Sian says:

    Another great idea Maggy : )
    by the way I LOVE the front cover of your book!!!!!!

  8. Thanks for the great linky party!

  9. Love these Maggy! Thanks for sharing on the Sunday Showcase!!! The one with the hearts is beautiful!!!

  10. Galina V says:

    Lovely! Valentine’s jar is especially pretty.

  11. Mum of One says:

    I love this. We had great fun making your halloween jars so I think the boy will love this one too :)

  12. Red Ted Art says:

    Brilliant! Enjoy!

  13. Damson Lane says:

    I always prefer to craft with recycled bits and bobs with my toddler if possible as I think it also shows children that there is life in something when it has been used for its original purpose. This is a lovely idea and I will have to try it when my little one is a bit older x

  14. becky says:

    pinned it to thrifty valentines stumbled and will include in thrifty families blog carnival if you want me to just sen me link and a yes if you do and If i can use the photo xxxx

  15. Red Ted Art says:

    Awe thanks Becky! Always appreciated!!

  16. Countryidyll says:

    What a lovely idea, so simple! I would worry that the material would scorch or even catch alight, but presumably this isn’t a problem.

  17. Liz Burton says:

    Oh you know me, I’m a HUGE fan of jam jar lanterns, so much so I’m worried I may not have any this year to put my homemade jam in!

    These are so pretty and I have a *cough* stash of fabric i could use!

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