Sunday, 5 October 2014

October Crafternoon//Animal Jar DIY

For a while now I've been wanting to start a monthly Crafternoon (craft afternoon) with good food and good company, and now that we are all settled in our new house we finally have the space to do it! I know I mainly blog about food, but I thought it would be fun to post every month about the Crafternoon so you all can enjoy it too!

This month's Crafternoon was an amazing success! There were five of us in total and we had a great time chatting, eating and making these cute animal jars together. The theme was Autumn (Fall for those of you in the US) and therefore the food, table settings and gifts were all very autumnal.

I used some gorgeous pumpkins I got at my local farm shop as a centerpiece for the table, and got mini ones to use as place names for everyone, they also became a favor as people got to take them home. The other favors were little jars of Pumpkin Spice Latte Syrup (I will be posting the recipe tomorrow) and little Yankee Candle Candy Corn scented tea lights (thank goodness Yankee Candles are vegan!)

We drank hot spiced apple cider and ate smoky BBQ chili with rolls I made in the shape of pumpkins! (I will be posting the recipe later in the week) and later we had Pumpkin Spiced Coffees with Soyatoo Squirty Cream and cinnamon on top.

Everyone brought desserts to share - I will remember to take a photo next time! My contribution was my Pumpkin Spice Latté Bundt and Pumpkin Pie Dip (the recipe will be posted later this week!)

Animal Jar
Makes 1

1 jar
A small piece of paper
1 small plastic toy animal
Emulsion paint (I bought tester pots)
1 small paintbrush

Cut a piece of paper to fit over the top of your jar. Remove the lid, place the paper on the top of the jar and put the lid back on. (This is only to protect the jar from paint)

Blob a little bit of superglue onto the feet of the toy animal and place it in the center of the jar lid. Press down lightly and then leave to set for a couple of minutes.

Paint the lid and animal as evenly as you can, making sure to get every crevice! Leave to dry (or hairdry if you are impatient like we were!) and then repeat for another two coats of paint, or until the color is bold and the coat is smooth.

Leave to dry overnight before you try to unscrew the lid.

There you have it! You can use these to store anything from food to craft supplies!

Needless to say we had a great time and can't wait for next month!

1 comment:

  1. That looks like a great way to spend the afternoon! So colourful too!