Tuesday, 8 February 2011

...a baby food jar decoupage vase.

The Wee Man (my 4 yr old son) has lots of allergies and his great nursery school has given him a one to one support worker, D.  She is fantastic and her job is to basically watch my son for any allergic reactions he may have during the session.  Anyway, D let slip it was her birthday this week and I thought it would be a good opportunity for a present.  Any excuse to make gifts.

But of course the gift should be from the Wee Man.  Cue...lots of glue and lots of sticky hands.  I was given a boxfull of baby food jars from a lovely lady on Freegle.  The jars are so cute!  I thought it would be a good idea for the Wee Man to make a small vase as a present.  To be presented with a little bunch of daffs.

I cut up scraps of floral fabric, gave him some PVA and instructed him to stick the fabric on the jar.  I may have helped...slightly...OK, I helped a lot but only because he got bored.  What do you think for a four year old?

Thinking maybe a good project for the nursery kids.  Something for them to give their Mum on Mothers' Day, maybe.  Not quite sure whether glass jars in a roomful of kids would be wise though. Hm!

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  1. blog is looking great Madison and I love the jar, going to pinch the idea for my jars :)

    love sparklie bug


  2. I think thats very sweet - when I worked with little ones I loved getting homemade pressies - shows some thought has gone into it :)

  3. I love your decoupage vase. Beautiful color combo you used. I've only decoupaged paper on glass jars. I think I'll try fabric scraps now because yours has turned out so beautifully.

    Tracy http://allthumbscrafts.blogspot.com

  4. Thank you Tracy. I can't take the credit for it though. It was all my son, with a bit of help from me.


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