Possibly my favourite part of grocery shopping is checking out the stationery section.
It’s not even a whole aisle but depending on what’s in stock you can usually find something interesting, new, or pretty.
Recently I spotted some metallic sharpies and they somehow slipped and found their way into my basket!
I sat down on the couch with some glass jars, some coloured permanent markers, got comfy and started experimenting.
My drawing didn’t go too well. The glass was slippery, my drawing skills are limited, and once you draw on the glass it doesn’t come off!
I experimented with text by taping the design on paper and sticking it to the inside of the jar.
That was not easy. It was fiddly, I didn’t have enough light, and half way through the paper moved.
I had the most success when I went to basics. Horizontal lines and geometric patterns. They’re my strong suits. Nothing too tricky but striking.
I then ran out of jars, so I moved on to the pot I use as a yarn bowl. I had bought it from the hardware store with a little plant because I thought I’d try my hand at keeping 1 solitary plan alive.
I was quickly informed by the gardener in the relationship that the pot was too small for the plant.
So it’s been holding my yarn ever since.
Using the gold metallic sharpie I gave it a scalloped top.
It was exactly how I thought I’d spend my friday night, but there you go.
Oh and naturally I filled the jars with pompoms because that’s how I roll.
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