Jars, Jars ‘n More Jars

Hello everyone! Today I want to confess my obsession with mason jars! They are just so versatile! Maybe you love them as much as I do?

I’m so excited that Paper Wishes now has Tim Holtz Mini Mason Jars! They are 3 7/8″ tall, come in a 3 pack and they are so cute! I couldn’t wait to play with them.

 

I used one jar to make a Memory Jar featuring my parents as young newlyweds. It was a quick project and I love how it turned out! I placed a small black & white photo inside the jar and added some Savannah Stroll Buttons for color.

 

I covered the top of the jar lid with pink Romantique paper, wrapped some Romantique Ribbons around the lid and tied a bow to the left of center. I used some hot glue to attach a Pink Rosette and leaf to the bow center. Once the lid was secure I placed “Together” from Family & Friends Black Dazzles™ Stickers on the top of the lid.

I used another jar to make a little tea light holder. Because I used a battery operated tea light I was able to keep the lid on, which made it a little different. I tore some black and ivory Romantique paper and used the shadow for the heart shaped die, from 10 Tiny Things + Shadows Cutting Dies, to cut a heart in the center of the torn paper strip. I wrapped a Black Jewel Border Dazzles™ Sticker around the lid to add a touch of sparkle! And the heart cut-out from the front? I glued that to the top of the lid.

This jar uses a combination of Cranberry and Eggplant Alcohol Inks, which are so easy to sponge (using a Cosmetic Sponge) onto the outside of the glass.

I sponged Eggplant onto the lid and after drying for about 1 minute I placed a small Zen Butterfly Dazzles™ Sticker onto the center. Using the corner of a Cosmetic Sponge, I dabbed some Cranberry Alcohol Ink onto the openings on the butterfly wings. This project took about 10 minutes to make, (No kidding!) I can make a set of 3, using different colors of Alcohol Ink, and use them to store this & that in my craft space or use it as a vase!

 

Why not continue my love of jars onto cards? I stamped a jar from the Well Preserved Stamp Set onto Acetate the using Black StazOn® Ink Pad, and then used Silver Linen Paper for the lid.

I used Waffle Flower Crafts Succulent Stamp and Cutting Die Set and the Black StazOn® Ink Pad to stamp and die-cut succulents from both Lavender and Emerald Glimmer papers. I also used purple and green ink pads and stamped succulents on white cardstock. Add some sparkle with a little glitter and sequins from the Mixed Berry Sequin Tin.

To continue my Mason Jar theme…Iris Folding! This Iris Folding #2 Template makes Iris Folding a snap! (Sorry Home Grown Paper Pack is sold out, but out substitute Picnic Paper Pack)

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you found something to inspire you to use some jars in your crafting.

Happy crafting,

LeNae Gerig

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5 Responses to “Jars, Jars ‘n More Jars”

  1. Rosie says:

    Wow lots of very nice jar themed projects. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Charlene Foster says:

    SOOOOO CUTE!

  3. Marie Mar says:

    These are really cute. I see them as perfect spice jars. I would paint them and then put the name of the spice with a picture of the spice the way it grows. Perfect size!

  4. Kim Folstrom says:

    love the little mason jar ideas! they are all so cute.

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