Courtesy of Darice®
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Approximate Time: 30 Minutes
How to Make Ireland in a Mason Jar
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by bringing Ireland home! This mason jar diorama is just like having your very own little piece of the Emerald Isle, without all the blarney. There might even be a pot of gold at the end of your rainbow!
Layer the river rocks in the bottom of the mason jar. Set a small handful aside.
Pack the wood excelsior flat on top of the rocks.
Create a thin layer of moss for the ground.
Cut the rainbow from the glasses and secure it against the background of the jar.
Arrange the remaining stones, small bushes, leafy trees and other greenery inside the mason jar.
Fill your pot of gold
For the pot of gold, layer hot glue at the bottom of the pail and pour the gold seed beads on top. Layer beads until the pail is almost full, and then begin gluing the small gold coins.
Paint the mushrooms
For the mushrooms, paint the stem of the wooden axle with the light buttermilk acrylic paint. Paint the head of the axle using true red acrylic paint and add small dots using the light buttermilk color.
Carefully place in jar
Use tweezers to help place the remaining small items into the jar. Hot glue the pot of gold and mushrooms into the jar.