Creating with recycled materials really makes me happy! My small town does not have a recycling program yet, so keeping tin and glass, not to mention cardboard and other food packaging for crafting, sort of makes me think I am doing my part. Having the materials later on hand for crafting is a super bonus!
The luminaries above were created by tearing a brown grocery bag into small pieces and using a foam brush and Aleenes Collage Pauge to layer the pieces over the glass until the glass is covered. Be careful not to layer too heavily, you want to see the pretty candle glow peeking through.
I used vintage encyclopedia paper and wrapped it around the center of the jar. I used acrylic paint to stamp over the paper using large foam stamp motifs accented by smaller butterflies, circles, etc. Simple jute or black hemp makes an easy accent to complete this rustic look.
If you want to something a little more festive for St Pat's Day, try using heart shaped punches to create cardstock clovers. Marvy Uchida makes a great variety of these in all shapes and sizes.
Live Life Creatively,