Cookie Cutter Jars
is one those projects that in one fell swoop
gives you an extra Christmas blog project,
somewhere to stash your Haribo treats
uses those cute little bottles of paint
you HAD to have.
I love validating my purchases.
Now, I could post
some instructions for this project,
but I don’t want to insult
I will however,
just mention that you should definately
tighten your painted lid onto your jar before
glueing on your cookie cutter.
So the sides of your cookie cutter aligns
with any seams on your glass jar
(if it has any).
because it makes it look nicer.
Also, as nifty (and exciting)
as it is to use a hot glue gun, the glue doesn’t work well.
super glue it.
Oh, and those lovely paint brushes (from the dollar shop).
They don’t work so well either.
In any given paint stroke you can lose up to 4 brush strands.
It’s surprisingly irritating.
I know what you are thinking;
these jars could use some stencilling on them.
actually does some very nice stencils.
I bought some along with the paints.
They are lovely.
To keep them lovely however,
you will need to
read the instructions they come with.
Because, leaving the paint to dry for an hour
BEFORE removing the stencil results in
a) the paint coming off with the stencil
b) the destruction of the stencil
because the stencil is made of some
super soft alien matter that either melts
when you try to remove it with nail varnish remover,
or gets bent out of shape when you pick at it.
it clearly says in the instructions
to remove the stencil when the paint is still wet.
Makes sense really.
This is actually a Quick & Easy project.
This project should only take an afternoon to complete
As long as you are a sane & rational person.
Quite clearly I am neither.