This post is sponsored by Newell Brands, makers of Ball® Jar Fresh Preserving Products; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Let’s talk about Christmas crafting. And by crafting I mean both making your own Christmas decorations and Christmas gifts. A Handmade Christmas takes time and planning, right? I for one plan on getting all of my crafting done early this year so I can focus on relaxing and enjoying the Christmas season with my family and friends. So let’s make a deal: let’s skip the crowded store aisles full of the same-old-same-old and let’s make some unique, one-of-a-kind Christmas decorations. Let’s get crafty with Ball® Jars and make a Ball® Jar Christmas Angel.
Here is the Ball® Jar Christmas Angel that I made using a quart size Ball® Jar that I picked up at Michael’s. I also used ribbon, feathers, glitter and a few other items. You probably already have most of these items in your craft stash that you can use.
How to make a Ball® Jar Christmas Angel
- Ball® Jar
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- wooden knob (for head)
- ribbon for wings or chipboard
- foam brush
- feathers or feather boa
- white chalky style paint
- white acrylic paint
- mod podge
Paint theBall® Jar with white chalky style paint.
Make the wings. I started out by making a bow out of some pretty, silver, glittery ribbon but I wasn’t thrilled with how it looked.
I like the wings that I made out of chipboard so much better. I made them by cutting out wing shapes out of the heavy chipboard using my electronic die-cutting machine.
I painted them white, then added a coat of Mod Podge so that the feathers would stick to one side and glitter would stick to the other side.
I then hot glued the wings onto the back of the lid.
Make the Angel’s head. I bought a wooden knob at Michaels and painted it white. That’s it! I hot glued it to the lid and drew on simple closed eyes and a little round mouth. Easy peasy. I then thought about a halo. I even tried to make one with wire but it just didn’t look right. Then an idea struck and I rummaged through the Christmas decorations looking for those white berry sprigs – not exactly sure what they’re called. Do you know? Holly berries maybe???
Well whatever they are called, they are on a wire and were easy to shape into a halo for my Ball® Jar Christmas Angel. I especially like that this halo sits directly on her head camouflaging her bald head!
What wonderful handmade creations will you make with Ball® Jars? One more thing to think about: Ball® Jars are perfect for gift giving! We’ve all seen the cookies ingredients layered in a Ball® Jar. What other creative ways would you use Ball® Jars?