When you go through as many pickles as I do (yummm), you end up with a ton of empty glass jars. These come in super handy for crafting up some DIYed centerpieces, so I decided to convert my handy dandy dry goods pickle jar upcycle into a super easy, dino-tastic centerpiece idea perfect for a natural history museum wedding or dinosaur-themed wedding. Here's the surprisingly easy method for whipping these bad boys up in just a few minutes.
First remove the pesky labels from the jars with a little Goo Gone, olive oil, nail polish remover, or elbow grease. This is the hardest part.
Find yourself some cheapie plastic toys at a craft store or on Amazon. There are loads of options for these so match it to your style: dragons, dinos, flowers, action figures, etc.
I then used a little super glue to attach each little dino to the top of a jar lid, let it dry, and then sprayed each with some gold craft spray paint I had on hand. I could see these being rad in rainbow colors. Let them dry, twist on the lids, and fill them with anything your heart desires: moss, baby's breath, and fairy lights (as seen here), or candy, geeky terrarium do-dads… the jar is your oyster.
Originally published here.
I know some of you are already collecting various kind of jars for your centerpieces. Dish on your DIY plans!
Comments on Dinosaurs and pickles combine in this ultra easy centerpiece DIY project
I’m going to make these just to have around my freaking house…. LOOOOOVE
My roommate just bought a giant jar of giant pickles from Costco. YESS. YESSSSSSS.
Giant ones are the bessssst!
How did you do the fairy lights in the jar?
It doesn’t look like it is hooked up to anything. I would really like to try this for any sort of party really.
Those suckahs have battery packs. I LARP, we use them for all sorts of stuff.
Thanks! Any idea where I can get them online? I wouldn’t know where to search for them
Amazon! I plan on using them for my centerpieces, probably inside pretty lanterns with flowers. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004E328A4/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=307V1MAF1DK89&coliid=I1J1OVU5F6Z7XZ
Might I even recommend these? They’re only 3.5′ long, so I think they’ll do even better in pickle jars. I’ve just ordered them, so I’ll let you guys know how they work out!
Were your dinosaurs tacky for a while after you sprayed them? It’s been two days and they’re still sticky.
Hm, my spray paint dried very quickly. Could be the brand you’re using. Maybe see if there’s a spray topcoat that could be used?
Hi there! By any chance do you remember which brand spray paint you used or which craft store it was purchased? I am making these for a birthday party and would like to avoid the ones that are sticky for days. Thank you!!
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