Mason jars are one of the most useful, multipurpose and probably the best things that we have available today. Mason jars can be used in various different places in numerous and uncounted ways. You can put a mason jar in use practically everywhere and in every place. It can also be done for showing your innovative and creative side. The mason jar can be done to do various new, creative and innovative things differently and nicely. In fact, various things can be done using a mason jar by your own ways and just by yourself. Mason jar plays a vital role during Christmas. It is needed for doing various Christmas decorations. You can come up with various things and ideas while doing Christmas decorations.
In fact, mason jars help quite a bit while you are even planning for Christmas giveaways. Interesting presents and gifts can be given away with the help of mason jars. One of the decorations which you can easily do using a mason jar is the elf cottage. These can be done very interestingly and innovatively using the mason jar. You can make them eye catching pieces and decorate them very nicely. A few things are needed and a few steps need to be followed while making the elf cottage. The steps have been mentioned below. by just following these steps you will have an interesting and nice mason jar elf cottage ready.
In the first step, you will need to accommodate and accumulate all the things which you need to make the mason jar elf cottage. You will need a mason jar, various colours of paint for the jar, trees, caps and various decorations which you feel you may require for the jar.
The second step involves inspection of the things which have been gathered. You need to make sure that the jars have a smooth surface. A smooth surface jar will help in the painted surface of the jar look much better. In fact, it is even better to have a rinsed, clean and neat surface. So, your second step will mainly involve working and selecting the mason jar. You will have to make sure that the jar has been cleaned well and it also has a smooth surface.
The third step will involve decorating and working on the mason jar. You will have to make sure that the outer surface of the mason jar has been painted well and given a smooth finish. Once this has been done, you can put glitter and sprays to make the jar look decorative and attractive. You can also use sparklers to give a sparkling effect to the jar.
In this step you will define the windows in the mason jar. You will highlight and care out the windows extremely well. You can use paint or different glitter for this. The glitter of a different colour can be used or a thick border defining the windows can be made to make the windows a distinguishing factor. In fact, the window grills can be made or even you can use glitter to enhance the look of the windows.
In this step you will work inside the jar. You will have to use some moss and frost to give the feel and look of woodland. You can use some fake wood to add trees to give a look of forest. Small trees which fit inside the jar can be used to create the right look and atmosphere. You can use thin sheets or layers of cotton for moss or frost. In fact, you can be more creative by adding a few other things from the forest or woodland environment.
Now, in this step we will work on the top portion of the mason jar. You will have to give it a look of a house. For this purpose, you may use the red Santa Claus hats with a white border which is used immensely during Christmas. You will have to place in the cap area of jar. If you do not want to opt for this, then you may use a normal hat and paint it or decorate it accordingly and appropriately. If you do not want to use hats at all, you may opt for making the cover of the house using a paper or faux wood or you can even opt for cotton to given a ice capped top look.
Once you have done all the things and your elf cottage jar is almost ready, you will have to place lights inside it to make illuminated. You can use the artificial flames or the small decoration lights. Lights inside the jar will look extremely pretty and eye catching piece. Once the jar is illuminated you will see the absolutely stunning piece that it looks.
These are a few steps which will help you in making a mason jar elf cottage. These look extremely pretty and one shall definitely try to make it at least once.