I have always loved miniatures, things under glass, and SPRING! This weekend I combined all of these loves and "captured spring" in a jar!
It was really simple to make and I will tell you how I did it. You will need: -a glass jar with a lid out of your recycling bin -moss or paper grass -spring miniatures of your choice -spray paint -ribbon -scraps of paper -small flowers -and of course a hot glue gun :) How to put it together:
1-Clean the jar and remove the label with warm water, a scrubbing sponge and some goo gone (not the most fun part of the project :)
2-spray paint the lid in the color of your choice ( I used a light green)
3-use hot glue to affix paper grass (or moss) to the bottom of the jar
4-use hot glue to affix your miniatures to the bottom (the egg with the bunny I used is from Joann's) you might need to use long tweezers to place your miniature.
5-place small flowers around in the grass, I didn't glue mine down, I just tucked them in
6-cut a small piece of scrapbooking paper or other decorative paper to use as a background, tuck it in at the back of the jar, I didn't glue this either
7-make a little flag out of a tooth pick and scrap of paper, use a small dot of hot glue to keep it secure
8-place the lid back on, hot glue a ribbon around the rim and then top the jar with a scrap of decorative paper, I trimmed mine with scalloped scissors and hot glued it on to make it look more finished.I hope you have fun making your own "spring captured" project. If you make one email me a picture at firstname.lastname@example.org I would love to see what you do!