I love fall. I love the changing leaves, apple picking, decorating pumpkins – you name it! And as you all know, I also love crafts. That’s why I’m so happy with this fall craft, which is super easy and turns out looking beautiful! It’s a chrysanthemum jar, just in time for the changing season!
This craft is very easy and only cost me a total of $9 to make. The supplies will also last you long enough to make several jars!
Here are the supplies I used:
Silk flowers – I got these on sale for $5 at Michael’s. I bought them in a set, but feel free to experiment with different flowers and colors!
Mason jar – $2.
Foam brush – 1″ works best for this, but any will do! I bought this one for $0.49 at Michael’s a few weeks ago.
Mod Podge – This super-popular decoupage glue can run a bit expensive (about $7 for an 8oz jar), so in a bind, you can mix kid’s craft glue (e.g. Elmer’s) and water at a 1-to-1 ratio instead. Just make sure it has a gluey, not watery, consistency!
Tissue paper – I tend to have tissue paper lying around for my Etsy shop, but if you don’t have any, you can buy a big package for about $5 at your local craft store.
Flower foam – Buy the size that will fit in your Mason jar; I got a pack of two for $3.50!
Next, rip the tissue paper into lots of pieces of different sizes. It’s fun to use many different colors, and don’t be afraid to be messy; the more random the size and shape of the pieces, the cooler and more interesting the jar will look later.
The next step is decoupage. While it may sound daunting, this step is super easy! Using the foam brush, spread some glue over a section of the jar.
Add the tissue paper pieces on, and tap them down with your finger. Don’t be afraid to let them overlap! Start with the larger pieces, and use the smaller pieces to layer over them later.