I have a sweet and musical project for today’s Spring Mason Jar Week post – my La Primavera Spring Mason Jar. I love The Four Seasons by Vivaldi and decided to incorporate the music into my mason jar today, to celebrate Spring. Here’s the easy how-to, plus I’ve provided printables for the music and tags. This particular sheet music that I found had Italian writing on it so I thought I’d go with that (La Primavera = Spring).
La Primavera Spring Mason Jar
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- Wide-mouth 1-quart mason jar (I found mine at the thrift store but I think it’s this one)
- Nest (faux or real)
- Small foam eggs
- Fabric scrap (burlap or other natural-colored fabric)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Parchment-like paper
- Butterfly or bird wood shapes
- Wood skewers
- Paint and paint brushes
- Adhesive (I used my Xyron 3-inch Sticker Maker)
- “La Primavera” Banner and Music Printable (click here to download)
Grab a handful of moss and place it at the bottom of your jar, to provide some cushion for your nest.
Cut a circle of burlap or other natural-colored fabric about the size of the inside of your nest.
Hot glue your eggs to the fabric, then hot glue the fabric to the bottom of the nest.
Carefully slide the nest into your mason jar (this is why a wide-mouth mason jar works better for this project!). The nest should be at an angle so you can see the eggs when looking at the jar from the side. Note: make the front of your jar the side with no writing on it, if possible.
I found vintage music sheets at a vintage store, one of which was the music for Spring by Vivaldi. I’ve scanned the music for you to use, plus the banner that you’ll attach later. Click here to download the printable, and print it out on parchment-like paper (aka cream-colored resume paper)
I thought I had some bird shapes but it turns out they were butterflies. Oh well, still works! First, I painted the butterflies in a peachy color, followed by a dry-brushing of some gray paint on top, and allowed the paint to dry. I traced the butterfly shapes onto my music sheet and cut out the butterflies, but I cut them about 1/8 inch inside the border so that the edge of my butterflies would show.
I applied adhesive to the back of the music butterflies and adhered them to the wood shapes.
Then I hot glued the butterflies to the ends of some bamboo skewers (which I painted gray) and inserted them into the jar, through the sides of the nest towards the back.
Last thing is the La Primavera banner. I cut it out straight across the paper, leaving the margins on the side. Then I cut out the triangles on both sides. Finally, I folded the ends in a Z shape, with the Z facing the opposite way on both sides.
I adhered the banner to the jar with hot glue.
All finished with my La Primavera Spring Mason Jar. It’s so dainty and sweet and would look cute in my girls’ room or as a centerpiece. Maybe I’ll perch it on top of a cake plate and surround it with more eggs, or in the center of a leafy wreath.
Be sure to head on over to Angie, Malia, and Jessica’s blogs to see what they made today for Spring Mason Jar Week!
Refreshing Cucumber Mint Scrub by The Country Chic Cottage
Teen Girl Easter Jar Gift by Yesterday on Tuesday
Mason Jar Infused Water Recipes by Mad in Crafts
Here’s what I’ve made so far this week:
Spring Mason Jar Wreath
And you might also like my Fall Mason Jar featuring Autumn from The Four Season by Vivaldi.
See you again tomorrow with another Spring Mason Jar project!