My original intention was to create Christmas luminary jars with this design. However, I’ve decided to use these to hold candy canes instead. :) Turns out that jars covered in glitter just don’t light up as nice as I had hoped.
On their own they sure are pretty though, especially in the sunlight!
See that sparkle in that top pic and this one here? Do you have any idea how hard it is to take a photograph of something sparkly? Next to impossible. Out of probably 30 shots, I got TWO with sparkle. LOL!
Above is a VIDEO of the sparkle effect – it’s worth the 7 seconds it takes to watch it, so click “play”!
Recently Martha Stewart glitter went on sale at Michael’s. I’ve been wanting to try it after reading all over the blogosphere last year just how wonderful it is, so in the cart it went. I can’t wait to try it on some ornaments this year! (This is not a sponsored review, this is a product I purchased on my own and this is my honest opinion).
The glitter is a little pricey, but if you use a 40% Michael’s or other craft store coupon or get it on sale you can get a good deal. Be sure to capture all the glitter as it falls so you can return the excess to the jars.
If you would like to make some glittery Santa’s belly jars of your own…
You will need
Mod Podge or white craft glue
Martha’s glitter (black, red, gold, white)
What you do
Wrap the center of the jar with a strip of masking tape. Be sure to press all the edges down, particularly around the raised letters on the jar, if there are any.
Use the paintbrush to apply Mod Podge or glue to the bottom section of the jar, overlapping the masking tape a little to be sure you get adequate coverage. Place hand inside jar and hold over a paper plate, sprinkling glitter onto glued area, turning with your hand and wrist. Continue until all glue is covered. Repeat this with the top section of the jar, but not the rim. Gently tap off the excess glitter onto the plate. Let this dry for at least an hour.
Carefully remove the tape from the center of the jar. Paint the center of the jar with Mod Podge or glue and sprinkle with black glitter. Gently tap off excess glitter. Let dry for about 30 minutes.
To add the buckle, pipe glue onto the black glitter, carefully spreading to the width you want using a paintbrush. Sprinkle with gold glitter and tap off excess.
Use a paintbrush to add glue or Mod Podge to the rim of the jar. Sprinkle with white glitter and tap off excess.
If you liked this you will probably like my Santa’s Belly Ornament as well!
And don’t miss my friend Meaghan’s fabulous Santa Belly Cookie Pops!!