Print Project

Recycled Ladybug Jar

Author: Amanda Formaro

Supplies

  • plastic or glass jar with lid
  • red black and white acrylic craft paint
  • paintbrush
  • bug foam stamp
  • red polka dot fabric
  • scissors
  • sealer spray

Instructions

  • Put lid on jar. If the lid is not red, paint it red. I added a thin coat of red to mine because it was a little cloudy looking. ┬áPaint a black semicircle at one end of the lid. Use the handle end of the paintbrush dipped in black paint to add different sized spots. Let dry.
  • While that is drying, paint the surface of your foam stamp with black paint and press it onto the surface of the front of the jar. For mine, since I was using the bug to cover up a boo boo, I made sure that I painted the ladybug head (semicircle) on the lid to line up with the boo boo. Let dry.
  • use the handle end of the paintbrush dipped in white paint to add eyes. Let dry. Use a small paintbrush, handle end, dipped in black to dot on pupils. Let dry. For the tiny whites on the eyes, you can dip a toothpick in white paint, or use a white paint pen.
  • Use the handle end of a small paintbrush to add white dots to the back of the stamped bug. Let dry.
  • Wrap a piece of red polka dot fabric around the jar and tie in a bow, trim the ends. Give everything a quick burst spray of sealer.