Have you ever received presents which you don’t know what to do with? Well I have! I really don’t know why people keep giving me figurines and statues 😛 Firstly, taste is surely subjective- some are cute but most are
pretty hideous sorry I mean unattractive 😛 Secondly, they’re so impractical! They serve no use- except maybe as a paperweight and surely one doesn’t need 120 of those??- and collect lots of dust!
And now before I sound like an ungrateful brat, I do think it’s sweet when people think of you and get a gift for you, and I feel bad to just ditch them. Hence this tutorial 🙂
What you need:
– old figurine.
– empty (& clean!) jar. You can use and old skincare container, jam jar etc etc.
The best would be one which has a clear body but if your jar is opaque with the brand printed directly on the container, no fear, you can still prettify it by spray painting the whole thing 🙂
Clean out your old jar and remove any labels on it. I’ve used the Skin Food Acorn Jelly Mask container- this series of Skin Food skincare jars is great for this tutorial as the label comes off really easily, without leaving any icky bits behind. If your label isn’t easy-peel, just soak it in very hot water. After a couple of rounds, the label will start coming out and you can rub off any persistent bits.
Apply E6000 generously to the parts of the figurine which will be in contact with the jar (the duck’s chest and feet here)- E6000 dries clear so you don’t have to worry about unsightly glue bits. Place the duck in its desired position (at the edge here) and press down for 1 minute. Leave to dry.