This year I want to have more prepared for Easter Sunday table decorations. We always have our decorated eggs, although sometimes we make them so far in advance (mainly so I can have them written up in time) they are no longer good to have out.   Instead we have been making Easter jars that can be used as table decorations, filled with a battery powered tea light, or even filled with sweets.

Make sure you follow my Easter board on Pinterest for more ideas. Don’t forget to save the pin for later.

To make your own Easter jars you will need:

  • Jars
  • Felt
  • Glue
  • Tray
  • Glitter
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

The jars we used are old jam jars that we have saved and are now upcycling.

Take off any labels and remove any sticky residue.   There are many ways to get rid of it, but very hot soapy water normally works wonders.

Cover the glass in a layer of normal PVA glue then sprinkle with glitter (make sure you do it over a tray to contain the mess). BB helped with glitter, remarkably most of it landed in the tray.  Try to remove as much excess glitter as possible. If you don’t want lots of glitter to come off in your hands every time you touch it, cover it in another layer of glue.

While this is drying, cut out any embellishments you need for your jar. Our bunny and chick needed ears, whiskers, eyes, beak etc.

Finally glue these onto your jar.

I think that the Easter jars turned out really nicely, and can’t wait to have them in the middle of the table on Easter day.

If you enjoyed these Easter jars be sure to check out my paper plate Easter bags and egg carton chicks.

Pin for later:

Easter jars for a centre piece or to hold chocolate eggs and sweets.

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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