This free craft project shows you how to make a decorative jar that can be used for filling with sweets, candy, nuts at Christmas time. They make great Christmas gifts and can even be filled with a small set of battery operated lights for a lighted holiday ornament.
What you need
Polymer Clay/Fimo Clay
Empty Glass Jar with Metal lid
Basic Clay Tools, knife, rolling pin etc.
Oven for curing clay.
You can use any sized jar you have on hand for this project, just alter the pattern template by enlarging in a image program or with a photo copier.
Select which colors you would like each segment in and roll it out flat and thin. Cut out the paper patterns with scissors and lay them out onto the clay. Cut around each pattern with a knife or craft blade.
You can mark out details and texture with a skewer or needle.
Cover the metal screw lid with a sheet of clay and cut off any access. Mold the clay around the lid with your fingers until it is smooth.
A handy trick is if you can not get it smooth then add extra texture by pressing your needle, lace or other items into the lid to disguise your finger prints or unevenness.
Press the pattern pieces onto the jar as shown in the diagram and in the picture. Once finished bake your jar as per the directions on your brand of clay.
Once cooled you can varnish the clay with clay varnish.
We recommend only hand washing this Christmas Craft Jar. You can add battery operated lights too.