|up-cycled jam jars|
I haven't tried sticking paper napkins to glass with a glue stick before but it seems to have worked! The smallest of the three took the longest to do as I thought it would look sweet if I cut out some of the flowers.
And the last one was the most simple, I just cut a length of the napkin and wrapped it around the final jar and tied it off with a bit of paper ribbon I had salvaged from Christmas day. I put a couple of loops of this around the necks of the other two jars to finish them off.
|Wrapped jar for Spring|
On the whole I am very pleased with the result, I did have to remove any excess glue from around the shapes but it rubbed away very easily and left a nice clean finish. I made the mistake of trying to do this straight away but it tore the paper so my advice would be to wait until it has dried.
Total cost was zero, the napkin had sat in the corner of the dining room since Easter and was in danger of ending up in the recycling, the paper ribbon was salvaged so just the cost of the glue which was probably less than a penny.
A quick update on the Navy skirt, I have changed patterns, when I went to cut it out I realised that because of the pockets it would be too confusing for me to work out how to taper between the waist and the hip as well as adding the pocket so I have gone for a much simpler design. As usual with my sewing I am spend a fare amount of time thinking about it and faffing around instead of getting on with it, somethings never change. I am hoping to get it done this week, so long as I don't get distracted!
Have you had any free makes lately? or are your energies being directed towards your sewing ?