Here's what you'll need for today's big ornament extravaganza!
1) Make sure your jars are clean, both inside and out. You can use any size jar you want but make sure that a votive sized (battery operated) candle can fit through the top opening. Measure the side of your jar to figure out how wide to cut your cloth.
2) Cut a piece of cheese cloth or other light weight cotton fabric (muslin would be an excellent alternative) to fit snugly around your jar.
3)Find some great Christmas images or family photos to use as graphics (I got mine from the Graphics Fairy) and print onto T-Shirt transfer paper. (don't forget to reverse it if there's any writing on your image)
5) Following the manufacturer's directions, iron your image onto the fabric. If you're using cheese cloth make sure to put something underneath or else you'll stain your ironing board cover.
And now you can jazz it up with a bit of hemp cord or raffia if you like, add a tea light, and display on your mantle.
I can hear you now..."That's very pretty Tamara but it's not an ornament!" Yes, you are right. So, let's make it into an ornament with just one extra step.
7) This time, shrink it all down and use a baby food jar, do all of the steps above and then add a cute little wire hanger by wrapping lightweight wire around the top of the jar. You can even string it with beads or use yarn. Whatever you like~
I'm in a bit of a rush today but normally I'd add more bling and then these could make wonderful gifts too!
|Please, please, please, only use battery|
operated 'fake'votive candles
if you are putting this in your tree!
You would not believe how gorgeous this silly little thing looks on the tree when it's lit up. The crapola picture above really does not do it justice. I can only imagine what a showstopper it would be if you covered your tree in these.
Now head on over to Cabin Fevered Gem to see what she made. And if you're crafting along with us make sure to link up to the Make it Great linky party. I'm leaving it open extra long this week so that you can add your ornament creations!
One more day left! Come back tomorrow to see Ornament # 7!
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