Spring has Sprung… in a Jar!

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Are the birds singing? Can you smell the flowers? It must be spring (in this region anyway)! I created some spring/Easter jars that turned out better than I expected.

You’re going to need jars (I went with the budget friendly mason jars and a random jar I already had).

Mason Jars

You’ll also need some spray paint (I used Rust-Oleum ® Painter’s ® Touch) for the lids of the mason jars. I also went with a primer to make sure that the color would coat nicely.

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I found these beauties at the dollar store. At the time, I had no idea what I would use them for, but they came in handy!

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The most difficult items to find were the plastic rabbits for the top of the lids. I searched the toy sections, dollar stores, and party store for them. I finally found exactly what I was looking for on Etsy.

Plastic Rabbits

I took some random Easter candy and distributed it in layers with Easter basket grass in the random jar. I took the multi-colored eggs and put them in the smallest mason jar.

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Now I had the idea to put a milk chocolate Lindt Gold Bunny into the large mason jar. There was a problem, it didn’t fit into the jar…but that didn’t stop me! I put that little guy in the sun for about a minute to soften it a bit. I gently pressed his toe-sies until he could fit into the jar. I put some tape on the bottom of him to secure him to the jar. Once he was in there, I added some Easter grass around him and a piece of the colored branches that I found at the dollar store. I chose the branch color based on the color I was going to paint the lid (oo la la… color coordination!).

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Once the spray paint dried on the lids and the plastic rabbits (I had to do multiple coats), I glue gunned the rabbits to the top of the lid. For the random jar, I glue gunned a glittery styrofoam egg.

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I had a bird ornament that I found at Michaels for $1.99. Just like the Lindt Gold Bunny, I put it into one of the big mason jars. I changed the ribbon on it to a sheer pink one and I glue gunned the ribbon to a button that I attached to the bottom of the lid (so it would hang in the jar).

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These were a lot of fun to put together and I was happy with the way they turned out. If you’re looking for a gift for someone or just want to spruce up your digs, then this one’s for you!

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