Super Bowl has officially ended, but right around the corner is a red hot and exciting celebration called Valentine’s Day. It's all about every kind of love and gift giving for your favorite Valentine!
Traditional gifts, as we know, are flowers, chocolates, stuffed animals, and for those of us who prefer to be a bit more creative, there's tons of inventive craft ideas to make for your valentine!
We can't wait to share the "how to" for this ET mason jar luminary creation incorporating a rustic-romantic feel. The vintage look of a mason jar and lovely texture of lace offers a resurfaced modern look while keeping with the old charm.
ET Valentine's Day Giveaway!
Good news E-Trenders - if you don't have time to make one for your sweetheart - we are giving one mason jar luminary away! It's simple, post a comment (below) on this ET blog post and tell us the name of your favorite Valentine.
A random winner will be announced within one week! Good luck!
The luminary light represents LOVE - past, present and future...
Fond Memories of Past Love
Excitement of Present Love
Comfort of Future Love
Here is the official "how to"...
Select a yard of lace at your favorite fabric store.
Cut a piece of lace fabric that is large enough to fit around the entire mason jar leaving extra fabric to cover the bottom of the jar (8x12).
After the fabric is cut paint the entire outside of the mason jar (including the bottom) with Mod Podge (one of our favorite ET crafting supplies).
Tightly wrap the lace around the mason jar and add one additional coat of Mod Podge on top of the lace.
Place the jar upside down and paint the lace covered bottom of the jar. Make sure the Mod Podge is evenly spread and not too thick.
Let dry for a full 24 hours.
ET TIP: If the fabric has any bumps or lumps on the jar, press down on the fabric before it's completely dry to smooth over any areas where the fabric is not 100% smooth. You will find the lace will be pliable when partially dry and easy to flatten any rough areas.
Now for the embellishments! Twine, vintage buttons, beads and rustic swag compliments the romantic lace charm!
ET TIP: You can find vintage buttons at the flea market or salvage store. Etsy is another great place to find vintage buttons if you like shopping online instead.
Wrap the twine around the top of the mason jar and coat the twine with a thin layer of Mod Podge.
Next - string the buttons on a thinner piece of twine and wrap around the top of the lid over the thicker twine. Position the buttons in groups of two or three.
Glue other embellishments on the mason jar - we recommend Martha Stewart Craft Glue.
E-Trenders - don't forget to enter our luminary contest! All you have to do is add a comment to the below blog post and tell us the name of your favorite sweetie.
Good luck and Happy Valentine's Day E-Trenders!
PS: A shout out to E-Trender Kerri Clawson who was part of the inspiration behind the mason jar - Kerri had several large boxes she needed to unload and gave us a great deal on the jars! Look out Kerri we are working on a few other mason jar transformations!
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