Jar Projects 

Reviewed By  Janet Mawdesley       September 10, 2015


Author  Alice Vinsen

Distributor:       Booktopia/Amazon 
Publisher:         New Holland Publishers
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Website:    http://www.newhollandpublishers.com 

When is a jar not just a jar? When it becomes a work of art and then a gift full of wonderful bits and pieces! That’s when!

For those of you who enjoy creating unique gifts for family and friends, or who simply love upcycling a range of interesting bits and pieces, Alice Vinten has collected a number of wonderful projects you can do, ranging from the simple yet effective pieces for those new to this type of craftwork, to the far more complex piece for those wanting a bit more of a challenge.

But whatever you level are at or whichever piece you select to commence as your gift or decoration, you will be sure to have a great deal of fun and also create something that is uniquely yours.

The projects give step by step instructions, which are useful to follow, no matter how simple you think the project is, and the lovely photographs accompanying each of the re-born jars gives you a very good idea of the finished project.

With the Christmas season fast approaching once again, take the time to look through the pages and you will discover some wonderful effective gift ideas; ideas to decorate your home and ideas that you will simply enjoy creating and giving, all for a very minimal cost.

The true beauty and enjoyment of this style of craftwork is that you are giving the gift of something lovely, created from recycled items, made with love and pleasure. Some of the re-born jars can be filled with home-made sweets and biscuits, covered in simple crochet as a decorative touch to create a home for those constantly misplaced pens and pencils, and can even be turned into spectacular floating candles to add to that dining table or coffee table.

If you have a lovely blossom with very little stem, place it in one of your recycled jars and there you have it, simple and effective rather than throw it out.

As jars come in such wonderful shapes and colours the only thing holding you back will be your imagination. Local Op Shops and Recycle shops are the place to find pieces of lace, delicate fabrics and bits of wool and twine at very cost effective prices.

What is more it is something the whole family can enjoy for very minimal cost and end up with something very special that will become a family treasure.