Wednesday, 16 December 2015

A Bit of Christmas Sparkle in a Lid! by Alison Hall

Hello crafty people! Today I have a bit of Christmas up-cycling to share with you.


DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Paint - Metallic Silver, Quinacridone Violet
Jump rings, chain, glitter, old earring or pendant, scissors, paintbrush, jar lid



1. Prepare the jar lid by first giving it a coat of white gesso. Then paint it with the Quinacridone Violet, and finish off with a light coat of Metallic Silver. Punch two small holes at the top, and one at the bottom, using the Crop-a-dile.

2. Apply blue alcohol ink to a piece of glossy cardstock using the applicator and felt. Add a little blending solution to the felt, and use it to blend the ink until you are happy with the background.

3. Use black Archival ink to stamp the Lynne Perrella image, then cut it out to fit inside the lid. Use Glossy Accents to glue the image in place, add glitter around the edge, then add a layer of Glossy Accents over the top. Leave to set for a good 24 hours, or more if necessary.

4. To finish, add jump rings in the punched holes, attach chain to hang, and your earring or pendant dangle.


I hope you like my little Christmas decoration. As an alternative, you could make this into a necklace by just punching one hole at the top, then threading a chain or ribbon through the jump ring.


Alison x


  1. Wow! How fabulous is this? What a great idea! I love how it turned out. Lx

  2. this is totally awesome, love it! thanks for the great tutorial! xo

  3. Great ornament and its not just for Christmas

  4. How clever is this! Never thought of jar lids....must go and dig some out of the recycling now if I can make them look this good!
    Donna xxx

  5. So gorgeous! And a fab idea too xxx

  6. Brilliant idea Alison, up cycling at its best.
    Amanda x

  7. This is gorgeous Alison, so pretty and shimmery and a technique I think I must revisit!
    Fliss xx

  8. I should take mixed media jewelry classes from you Alison. This one is just FAB! love it!


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