Easy Craft Ideas To Make And Sell

Additional Craft Information:

I got this idea of turning jars into photo frames from a pin I saw on Pinterest. The difference between the pin and these jars is basically the frame around the photos, the one I saw had zig-zag edges. I read the directions to try to make it, I couldn't figure out how to attach the zig-zag stencil on to the glass so that you paint around it.

DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape

You'd be surprised at how many things you can do, and how many tutorials out there are obsessed, with washi tape. The versatile paper tape with adorable designs makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.

DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers

This tiny tool is great for small projects. "This is not only your go­-to tool for opening and closing jump rings, bending wire, and securing crimp beads and ribbon ends, but pliers are also great for cutting through jewelry chain and wire," said Morin.

Stumped I looked around for an alternative and came up with these jars with the help of the Washi tape I found at Walmart. I just love that the tape says “Special Delivery” because these twin angels truly are special deliveries!

I used one mason jar and a shorter jar I also found at Walmart. Really you can use any shape jar to make these, just be sure the mouth is wide enough to get your hand easily in and out so you can place the photos inside. You can also change the photos whenever you want, they're just taped on there with masking tape.

I thought of planting them with succulents but decided against it, putting soil in them wouldn't allow a photo change and watering the plants would ruin the photos. Instead I filled the mason jar with wrapped truffles and popped a plant in the other. A 4″ potted plant fits perfectly in the opening of the shorter jar. I painted the rim of the plastic pot to match the jar so it looks like it's part of the jar. The plant can be removed anytime and the jar can be put to other uses.

DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife

If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work -- you'll need a proper cutting tool. Not all scissors can do the job. "Remember first using scissors and cutting along the dotted lines in grade school?" Morin asked. "Hopefully, you’re attempting more challenging crafts as an adults."

DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint

Acrylic paints are also great for any DIY starter kit. However, if you're looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor -- make some space to spray. It doesn't hurt to keep some cans in your favorite colors (as long as you store them properly).

Here's what you will need to make them.

Clear wide mouth glass jar

Masking or painter's tape

Chalkboard paint

Sponge brush

Fine grain sand paper

Xacto Knife

Washi tape

Wallet size photo

  1. Make the picture “window” by taping off a rectangle shape on the outside of the jar. The rectangle should be the same size of your photo, or the part of the photo you want to be seen. The window will be the size of the taped area, adjust it to your needs. Make sure the tape is secure, no gaps and no peeling edges or corners.
  2. Using the sponge brush paint the jar with the first coat of paint. Do not paint inside the taped area. And try not to paint under the tape. Let the paint dry.
  3. When the first coat is dry paint on a second coat. Be sure you paint in the same direction as the first coat to keep the first coat from peeling. When you are completely done painting gently remove the tape. You must do this before the paint dries, otherwise it will peel of the paint around it. If there are spots of paint that got under the tape, don't worry, you can fix that later when the paint is dry.
  4. Once the paint is completely dry use the Xacto knife to trim around the “window”. Lift off any excess paint that you trimmed off.
  5. Gently sand the painted areas of the jar until you get the desired effect.
  6. Stick the Washi tape around the rectangular window.
  7. Tape the picture inside the jar facing out so that it is visible thru the window and you're done.

You can change the picture anytime and use the jar for whatever you want. I gave these to my daughter-in-law for her birthday, the twins are her babies. She loved them!

DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape

Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the c​olor block trend," said Morin. Plus, you'll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.

DIY Craft Essential #6: Hot glue gun

There are some tools that are too functional not to have. "This is one DIY workhorse tool you shouldn't do without," said Morin. Hot melt glue works on a variety of materials.
DIY Craft Ideas © 2017 Frontier Theme