I found a dandelion and made a wish for a jar of chocolates and poof! Well, I had to make it first. You too can make a dandelion mason jar this Spring and fill it with your favorite chocolates. Keep it for yourself or give it as a gift. The little flowers are fun and easy to make and will definitely get you in the mood for Spring.
Dandelion Mason Jar Spring Craft
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- 3-inch styrofoam ball
- Craft knife
- Yellow craft paint and paint brush
- 1 pint green Mason Jar
- Yellow and white felt
- Fabric scissors
- Scissors you don’t care about too much (so, not your fabric scissors)
- Wood skewers
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Wood tag
- Letter stamps and stamp ink
Cut a foam ball in half carefully with a craft knife. It’s kind of like cutting an avocado because the center is “tougher” than the outside, so after cutting through for a while, you can try twisting the two halves to see if it will break apart.
Paint one half with yellow craft paint and save the other half for another project. Allow to dry.
Now to make the dandelion flowers. First, cut a 9 inch by 1.5 inch strip of felt. Then cut the strip in half. You’ll need half a strip per flower.
Then, cut the fringe along the long edge of your felt strip, stopping when there’s about half an inch left. The fringies should be about 1/4 inch wide.
Cut a 1.5-inch piece of bamboo skewer. You’ll want one end to be pointy and one end to be flat. To make one end pointy, cut the bamboo skewer at an angle. Then, apply hot glue to the flat end of your skewer piece. Place it on the non-cut edge of your felt strip, as shown.
Fold the first fringe over the flat end of the skewer. This is so the skewer won’t stick out the middle of your flower. Then, apply a bit of glue underneath the fringe, along the non-cut edge of your felt strip, as shown below.
Take the skewer piece and begin rolling the felt strip over it until there’s no more glue. Then, add another strip of glue (I applied one inch at a time) and rolled again.
You’ll wind up with something like this, like a little broom stick.
Fan out the petals. You’ll see the center of the flower, where you folded the first fringe over the flat tip of the skewer.
Make a bunch of flowers in the same manner in both white and yellow. Then start inserting them into the half foam ball that you painted. I started with a white one up top, then a ring of yellow, then a ring of white.
So I made a total of 10 or 11 white flowers and six yellow flowers. Here’s a look from the top.
Apply hot glue to the bottom of the foam circle, and adhere it to the top of your mason jar.
To hide the seam between the mason jar and the foam ball, wrap some ribbon around it, securing the ribbon with hot glue.
I then made my “Make A Wish” tag with a wood tag and some letter stamps.
I made a bow from ribbon and glued it to the top of the tag. Then I glued the tag to the mason jar lid.
Don’t glue the tag to the jar itself, so you can open and close it up to get your chocolates.
My Dandelion Mason Jar is so cute and fluffy and so Springy.
Hope you enjoyed my dandelion mason jar craft tutorial, today’s post for Spring Mason Jar week. What did Angie, Malia, and Jessica make today? Head on over to check out their Spring Mason Jar projects!
Mini Mason Jar Cheesecakes by The Country Chic Cottage
Green-Themed Mason Jar Gift by Yesterday on Tuesday
End of the Rainbow Slime by Mad in Crafts
My Spring Mason Jar Week posts from Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday:
Day 1: Spring Mason Jar Wreath
Day 3: “La Primavera” Mason Jar
See you again tomorrow for my last Spring Mason Jar project!