Saturday 24 December 2016

Ovaltine Light

     Earlier in the year I made a fairy jar using a jam jar, that's alright for an adult but what about a young child, I needed something other than glass. I have always loved to drink Ovaltine, it's a malted chocolate drink that comes in an opaque plastic jar, perfect!

     The jar is already opaque so no painting required, just some colouring to be done to that bright orange lid. I used a black marker pen but maybe a spray paint would have been a little better.
     The die is a Robert Adams Nativity set which cuts beautifully. I stuck some thin black card to a Stix2 double sided sticky sheet and then die cut the figures.
      The label on the jar is not glued on so there are no sticky marks to remove, just a small date stamp on the bottom which wipes off using an antibacterial hand cleanser gel.
     Turning the jar upside down makes the lid a perfect place to put the LED candle and the whole jar glows. The candle is fixed to the lid with a lump of tack so it can be lifted to switch it on and off, once the jar is done up tight it's quite difficult for little fingers to undo.
     Starting with the stable I peeled off the backing paper and stuck the shapes to the jar. The star is cut from gold glitter paper so it tinkles.
     On the back I have used a greeting die that had holly on it, that didn't look right so I trimmed the holly off and just used the words.
     Being plastic it's safe to have out on display where small people may be, if they drop it it will bounce, it's not heavy so if it hits a toe it won't hurt either. It would make a great Christmas night light as well as showing them the meaning of Christmas.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:
UnstampaBelles - Flickering Lights
Craft For The Craic - Anything But A Card
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes


  1. What a lovely idea and a great piece of up cycling. Thank you for sharing it with us at Unstampabelles. Wynn DT

  2. Love this idea. Fantastic result. I think I might add this to my list of CASing ideas. Thanks for sharing with us at Unstampabelles.

  3. Brilliant idea, and good recycling too!

  4. Oh WOW - this is awesome - and especially for little ones. This is on my to do list next year - now to find the Ovaltine and drink it up. Great job.

  5. Love this one... And Ovaltine Light too :D

  6. amazing idea of up cyclying the jam jar. it has turned out beautifully. Wish you a very happy new year and thanks for joining us at Unstampabelles

  7. Oh wow. That is so beautiful and festive! Thanks for joining us over at Craft for the Craic for our December challenge. Happy New Year.

  8. Great festive lamp and so elegant. Well done!Thanks for sharing our challenge at Unstampabelles.


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