Here are my two projects I came up with. This first one is my new all time favorite layout. It's not too often that I create one of me and the DH together (usually the kiddos get all the glory). Saturday will be our 11th wedding anniversary and I made this as a gift for him. I actually altered up a white wood shadow box that I did some dry brushing of red acrylic paint and sanded down with some light-weight sandpaper.
This is just the layout...I got a little crazy with using things I haven't touched in a long time like the sewing machine (probably a year since I sewed on a layout), stickles, mists, gesso, and even pulled out the white journaling pen! I used my "mostest", "favoritest" ( yes, I know they aren't real words) paper manufacturer, Crate Paper. All pattern papers in the layout are from the Peppermint Collection as well as the buttons, trims, and other embellishments. I used American Crafts (Marquise) Thicker letters on for the title. Mist is from Tattered Angels (Santa Baby Glimmer Mist).
close up of the jar lids
the dimension shot: I cut slits in the canning jart lid so it would slide down over top of the pickle jar lid.
This is not the greatest photo, but the best I can do late at night...sorry you get the shadow cast on the top. Here, you can see the frame I doctored up a bit. I dry brushed some red acrylic paint on the edges of a white wood shadow box. Took an old rag then quickly wiped it off. Followed that up with some sanding with light-weight sandpaper.
The second project, I decided why not just use the entire jar! I saw these similar item online when I was searching for items to make for craft fairs.
What you will need:
1 can of Krylon Frosted Glass Spray (can but anywhere they sell spray paint or craft stores)
1 glass jar
1 LED battery operated tea light
scraps of fleece/felt (hat)
snowman face parts (I cut on my Cricut)
hot glue gun
You can seen that this is a very simple projects and takes no time at all to put together. It took my cricut longer to cut out all the faces than it did for me to put a dozen of these together. First spray your jars. The frosted glass only takes about 10 minutes to dry to touch. After that was dry I cut my wire and to rim of the jar to create the handle. I used Glossy Accents to adhere the face to the jar itself then also went over the eyes and mouth with the Glossy Accents. For the nose, I also attached with Glossy Accents, but this time went over top of my diecut with the Crackle Accents to create those lines in the carrot nose ( you can see a close up of this below). For the hat, I cut a 6 1/2" circle of fleece and hot glued to the lid. I tied off the hat with some red ribbon. Added a little ribbon, twine, and bell to the handle then popped in a battery LED tea light ( making it safe to keep the hat on and use indoor and outdoor).
Here he is lit up
Close up of the Crackle nose which I just LOVE!!
Thanks for stopping in today and hope you enjoyed my projects!