My college girlfriends and I got together this month for a pinterest party! I kept referring it to as a pinterest fail party….have you seen all the pinterest fail posts on social media? google it…they’re amazing. Not to say that I didn’t have faith in us…but we were doing things we hadn’t previously tried so you never know! Some of the girls chose pinterest baked goods while others chose craft projects. I of course gravitated towards a craft. I browsed my pinterest feed and looked for something that looked simple enough but still cute. The first one I picked was linked to this site. I’ve seen a lot of mason jar ideas in the past…but this one was too cute to pass up. I deviated from the mason jar and went with jam jars. Ideally you would use jars that you have collected from home and re-purpose them but since I was providing jars for the whole group I had to pick some up. I also needed plastic animal toys…I planned on stopping by a couple places but my first stop had everything I needed. I went to Daiso, which is a $1.50 Japanese store, which carries virtually everything. I’m not kidding!
Pictured: My Daiso basket (each item $1.50) compared to the price of plastic animals at Joanns!
Step One: Pick the animals you’d like to use
Step Two: glue those bad boys on the lids
Step Three: Spray paint the lids and the jars a color of your choice
These were the paints I had in my stash…we only ended up using the four pictured on the right
Here are more pics of the process. For this one I did a two-tone design.
I removed the lid, covered the bottom with painters tape and painted the jars white…once I took off the paint I ended up with this two-toned look. Ooh La Loo!
Here are what all of ours ended up looking like!
Bekah found the next pinterest project from this site.
I embellished my trees with items in my craft stash: pipe cleaners, brads, and mini pom poms.
Ooh La Loo! So cute up on the bookcase in my living room.
One more craft project found here. I think I’ve mentioned my crazy yarn stash in a past post. It came in handy for this project!
They turned out cute…I think I’ll make some for my friends for Christmas!
Here’s our lovely host Alyssa! She made a goat cheese heirloom tomato tart! Yum!!