Sunday, March 28, 2010

"Spring Captured"

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 I would love to see what you do!


  1. This is really cute! I think I will try an easter one with my daughter this week.

  2. I just came across your blog today and I LOVE your creativity. I'm following you now so I can keep posted on the latest :) Thanks for the fab inspiration.

  3. Molly this is so inspired! I love it! It reminds me of diaoramas (sp?) and I love those, we just saw all of the ones at Disney in the windows of the shops and they had moving parts and the kids and I marveled at them. I love your mind and your creative thoughts and I love YOU! Much Love at Easter and always! May God bless you with a risen and loved view of many things in your life. XOX

  4. love this so sweet and so well done..

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  6. Thank you. This is an easy craft. ( I found it on Pinterest) I have used your pic and linked it to your blog to read about this beautiful idea.Most Dutch people can translated your blog ( I hope so ). I asked them to sent a pic from their own spring-jar to you.


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