Monday, February 27, 2017

Mermaid in a Jar

Happy Monday! Hope you've had a great week and that you're ready for some mermaid crafting! I can't get enough of the mermaid theme!

smooth mason jar
warm white twinkle firefly lights
matte Mod Podge
nylon brush
1 sheet light blue wrapping tissue
X-acto blade
black thick card stock paper
E6000 clear glue
chunky white/clear glitter

First, cut the approximate length of tissue (in one long rectangle) that will cover the entire jar with an extra inch of overlap. Slowly and bit by bit, paint Mod Podge on to the glass, laying the tissue over it. Since tissue is thin and tears very easily, don't touch or move it once it's touched the glue. To make sure everything lines up at the end, make sure you're checking to make sure the tissue is lined up with the jar throughout the process.

After the jar has been covered, let it sit to dry for 30+ minutes.
As it's drying, cut out a mermaid shape from the black card stock paper. it could even just be the shape of a mermaid tail.

After the jar is dry, add more glossy Mod Podge on the outside around the top and the bottom. Sprinkle the chunky white/clear glitter over it being careful to leave a big clear space for the mermaid to be seen clearly.

Glue part of the mermaid to the inside of the jar. To make her look more realistic in there, only glue one part of the silhouette so that it's not completely smooth to the side. The E6000 will need to cure for 30+ minutes before the jar can be handled.

Throw some pretty lights in there behind her to make it look like she's floating in a sea cave!

And there it is! Super cute mermaid in a jar!

Happy Crafting! 

Bethany @Enchanted Lake

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