DIY: yarn wrapped painted jars
Do it yourself / /
It is still that time of the year when a cozy candle flame can give your room the needed romantic and warm touch. There is no need to put too much effort to make this decoration on your own, just turn on the creativity.
Here is what you'll need:
- Several cleaned jars that you have previously soaked in water to get rid of all the tags, also take care to remove the glue too so that the paint won't stick.
- Yarn or some sort of string. In case the yarn has a lot of fuzzy fibers they may stick to the jar a little but no worries it won't be very noticeable.
- A can of white spray paint or any other color you want.
- Something to cover whatever surface you'll be spraying on.
Firstly, wrap tightly the string around the jar and tie a knot. Then wrap the string criss-crossing around the rest of the jar tightly and overlapping until you get the wanted pattern. Then just tie the end to the leftover string where you started and cut off the excess string’s ends.
Place the jars upside down onto your covered surface and spray them evenly with 2-3 coats. Make sure to let them dry for 5-10 minutes in between each coat. Once they are fully dried just cut the string (in one place) and unwrap them. Now you can place a tea light inside and decorate according to your taste.
By using both tiny and fuzzy strings you can add different effects to your jar. Those wrapped with thicker yarn look like they have puffy clouds floating in the sky, while the other gives more clean pattern.
This project is quite cheap since you are reusing the jars and you will probably find some string and yarn on hand. They would also make great little gifts, just tie a ribbon around and you're ready to go.