Remember when I told you a while back in my Purex Crystals coupon giveaways, that I'd find other enjoyed uses for the product besides just adding it to your laundry wash load? And I told you that I'd be sure and come back with a #DIY post and share those ideas for the Crystals & those cute lids on the containers they come.
Well, that's what I'm about to show & share with you below. So start saving up those glass jars in different sizes, their lids, that you would otherwise through out and make yourself or someone else a pretty summer lighted jar terrarium to enjoy. One that smells great too! With the help of Purex Crystals.
Here are the items I used but use your imagination and try other things as well to make it your own.
My items were:
*Large & small glass jars. One was a large pickle jar w/lid & the other a glass jelly jar w/just the cap from a Purex Crystals Container that's used for measuring the Crystals that it comes with.
*Fake silk flowers that you love (you will be using the flowers & stems
*Scissors for cutting the silk flowers
*Tiny battery lights that you find for $1 at the Dollar tree, Fiber optic insect battery light in dragon fly also purchased at the Dollar Tree for $1 each
* some clear tape
*Craft paint in choice of colors, craft brushes, (optional for painting a scene or clip art on the outside off the jars)
*Wall paper wallies (optional for decoupaging into the inside wall of the glass jar) "you could also use magazine clip art cut out that matches your theme)
*Burlap of any type fabric if you want to cap the jars lid for decoration & ribbon
Here we go ~~with lots of step by step photo's.
Make sure your glass jar is clean & dry inside & out. Then pour the amount of Purex Crystals into the bottom of the jar that you desire. Just enough to act as a base to house the things you will place inside it so they wont move around. So, sort of nestle your items onto and pushed down in to your Purex Crystals.
First I took the tiny battery light choices, and I cut the vein out of a fake silk leaf at the back in a V shape. Then you slide that cut part into and around the bulb of the battery light. Then, sort of overlap the leaves back side two pieces and use some clear tape to tape it onto your battery light.
See it lite up inside? Its so pretty at night :)
Now, if you choose to paint on the outside front to add dimension (optional) then just use a tiny dab of craft paints.
Then, pick you a long stemmed fake silk flower & tape that stem
to the back of your battery light as well. This will act as a lifter
each time you need to reach in & lift up the battery light turn turn
it on & off from displaying the light inside.
Place your items however you like them inside your glass jar. If you
like to do as I did, you can decoupage on your magazine clip art, old
post card or greeting card clip art, photos of your loved one etc. to
the inside of the jars wall. I used some wallies pastables that I got
here from this web site of wallies.com They are hummingbirds.
Then, I used craft paint and just hand painted some flowers
that matched my chosen silk flowers inside my jar, to the outside front
of my jar near the bottom.
For the lids, on the big
glass jar I screwed my tin lid on first then capped it with a square
shaped pieces of burlap fabric. I over lapped that with a rubber band
& tied a green silk ribbon abound it.
small glass jars top, I used the cap from the Purex Crystals container. I
drilled tiny holes in the cap, tied twin string around the jars top lip
then ran that string through the back of the doomed cap and tied it in a
bow. This method lets it stay on top loose to just lift off and on yet
lets the aroma of the Purex Crystals, come through to enjoy.
I wish I had some tiny fake insects like honey bees, lady bugs, etc. to put inside my jar to have them of the leaves.
In the big jar, my sister gave me the prettiest dragon fly battery
operated light. The dragonfly is fiber optic and its so pretty. She said
she got it at the Dollar tree for $1.00. I must go in search for more!
I think they would look lovely sitting on-top of a tiny piece of drift
wood within a big glass jar.
Here are both my jars I did
I hope you'll try out this fun summer #DIY project too and let the lovely scents of Purex Crystal be something you enjoy somewheres besides just the wash! :)
Don't forget to go here and get your entry in to win my Purex Crystals coupon giveaway!
The Purex Crystals comes in Soooooo many wonderful scents!
And as a purex insider, I get the fun privilege at trying out the newest scents and then introducing you to them & host a giveaway for free coupons to go try them yourselves.
The scents I used in my jars were the Fresh Mountain Breeze & the Scent.
See those pretty caps on the containers? Just perfect for so many craft ideas!
So before you leave here today, try to win one of my 3 free product coupons for the scent
found here Or my Purex No Sort Color Detergent Giveaway found Here
I have other giveaways too :) found on my side bar.
And don't forget to watch out for both blogs as Tracy & I both host our exciting
Mother's Day Gift Guide Event that will unfold on April 26th for a weeks worth of daily introduction to some awesome companies who are sponsoring us both in duo reviews and giveaway prizes that we know you'll love learning about and having the chance to win.
So visit ~ Tracy too even before then, because she has some great giveaways and she's always sharing the coolest #DIY projects over at Cotton Pickin Cute
I hope each of you folks enjoy your Easter weekend ahead & enjoy good food, good company & good blessings that come your way. ~ Take Good Care ~ Julie