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Terrarium Coloring Page Jar Craft

Updated May 11, 2018
Terrarium Coloring Page Jar Craft
Terrarium Coloring Page Jar Craft
This image courtesy of Leisurearts.com

Wondering what to do with coloring book pages? Turn them into this fabulous jar gift!

This beautiful project features a terrarium-themed coloring page adhered to the front of a jar filled with colored pencils. Use a laminator or take your completed coloring page to your local office store to laminate it for you. This will make the coloring page embellishment more durable.

This is a great gift paired with a new coloring book. It's also an effective way to store your own colored pencils at home!

Include the watercolor brush with the jar for easy access. You can even carve out your own little coloring corner and keep all your coloring books and this jar gift in one place.
 

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsGlass, Paper

Primary TechniqueRepurposing

Easy

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Glass Jar Terrarium (Leisure Arts #47899)
  • Jute Twine (Leisure Arts #48526)
  • Watercolor Pencils (Leisure Arts #48582)
  • Art of Coloring Designs (Leisure Arts #6905)
  • Laminator
  • Hook & loop tape 
  • Dried peas

Instructions

  1. Select a page from chosen coloring book.

  2. Color with dry watercolor pencils.

  3. Apply in one or more layers of same pigment, complementary hues or contrasting colors. 

  4. The seven colors of the rainbow were used in example.

  5. When done coloring with dry pencils, use included paint brush from watercolor pencil set to add controlled amount of water to one color at a time. 

  6. Rinse brush well after applying to each color. 

  7. Let design dry for several hours or overnight.

  8. If only a partial page was colored, cut out the colored/painted design section(s).

  9. Follow the directions on the laminator.

  10. Decorate the glass jar terrarium. Add colored jute twine to rope handle and/or jar if desired. 

  11. Clean the glass according to instructions found on hook & loop package. 

  12. Apply the tape to the glass and laminated design. 

  13. Add dried peas to jar to act as stabilizer for inserted coloring instruments.

  14. Place watercolor pencils deeply into dried peas to stand upright.

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I like to crochet to relax. But, as a grown-up kid, I still love to color. I can see the result of this project in my craft room or on my back porch. Nice!

This one I plan to make for myself and in seclusion for a little while ) Everytime I show someone what I'm up to, I end up with more orders than I can fill...already supper busy with my Candle Creations (photos posted)

what a great gift idea and a wonderful way to use the pages we have completed.

Now I have a wonderful excuse for buying the grandchildren new crayons and coloring books. To make artful treasures for me and Poppop Dave.

Crocheting is usually my go to to relax. I also like to color and have often wondered what I could do with my colored pages. This project looks awesome to do and what I nice way to brighten up your craft space.

Crochet is my favorite relaxing craft. This is an adorable project!

So pretty, I love making cards,

What a wonderful idea-great to keep or gift, or both!

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