Nothing but Treats Little Bat Jar

Hi everyone! I wanted to hop on and share a fun little bat project I created to give to my grandson.

Since I love Yoplait Oui Yogurt and I seem to have a endless supply of empty glass jars I decided I would try my hand at turn one into a little bat.

First, I removed the labels and cleaned thoroughly and gessoed the inside and outside of the jar. Once dry I spray painted black inside and out. I had half a can on hand but you can use black acrylic paint.

Next I cut a circle diecut from the Ornament Box Diecut, folded the circle in half and cut two wings out (I cut free hand style). I inked the edges of the wings with a purple chalk ink.

I folded back each end of the wings to create a “tab” and adhered to each side of the jar.

I tied a bow are the top of the jar and attached the boo and pumpkin dies from my stash.

I finished by gluing googlie eyes to the front of the jar and adding candy.


Empty Oui Jar

Google Eyes

Sponge Brush


Black Spray Paint

Black Cardstock

Black Cording

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Ornament Box Diecut

Diecut Machine


Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive

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Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is great and enjoy creating!

Petite Floral Tea Light Altered Jar

Hi everyone and happy first day of June! I am back today with a quick project for Momenta. I created this tea light candle holder using an empty Yoplait petite Oui glass jar. I love the yogurt and I love the shape of these jars to the point where I have a small collection of them for crafting proposes. 😁

I peeled the label off and removed the sticky residue with soap and water…if that doesn’t work I use Goof Off. From the Metallic Paper Pad I selected a peachy pink with gold flicks cardstock to use with the Border Intricate Flowers Metal Diecuts. I run the diecut through the Diecut Machine and cut two of the diecuts out. 

I adhered one whole and a half of the other diecut around the lip of the jar.

I selected a green paper doily from the 2″ Doily Watercolor Package and adhered to the front of the jar.

From the same peachy pink cardstock I punched a circle and adhered to the center of the doily. I cut a leaf and three flowers from the Cut and Emboss Floral Wreath Template. I shaped the flowers and leaf with a Stylus.

I adhered all three flowers and the leaf to the front of the jar along with several loops of thread. I also added a green gem to the center of the flower. I added a battery operated candle to the inside of the jar and it’s finished! This would be perfect for decorating tables for a wedding don’t you think? Be sure to stop by the Momenta DIY Project Page  for more inspiration!  As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

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Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Autumn is in the Air Candle Holder

Hi everyone! I’m back and I wanted to share a quick Fall home decor project I created for ClearSnap. 

You can use any size jar for this project. First I adhered Jute Cording around the jar three times.

Underneath the jute I applied Antique Mod Podge with a sponge brush and add Sprinkle! Chunky Glitter onto the Mod Podge area of the jar. Shake off excess and let dry.

Apply mini gems around the top of the jute cording.

Cut two medium flowers and three small flowers from Crinoline fabric with the Journaling Cards, Flowers and Leaves Diecuts. Lightly ink two art daubers with Red Barn and Carney Inks and apply to the center of each flower. 

Once dry add a drop of adhesive to the center of each flower. Lay each flower on top of each other and pinch the center of all the flowers and shape.

I cut one Leaf out of Watercolor Paper from the Journaling Cards, Flowers and Leaves Diecut. Ink art dauber with Carney Ink and apply over the leaf diecut and shape leaf.

Apply Top Boss Embossing pad to the edges of the leaf. Sprinkle Copper Embossing Powder over the embossed area of the leaf and set embossing powder with heat tool. 

I completed the same steps as above with each of the following embossing powders: Gold Sparkle and Opalescent Embossing Powders.

Loop two hemp cordings and tie off along with a couple of messy loops of yellow and peach thread. Adhere to the back of the flower along with the leaf and glue to jar. 

Add lace and pearl sprays behind the flower and to finish off all you need is a battery operated candle.

This project would be prefect for an Autumn wedding too. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

I would like to submit this project for the following challenge:

Simon Says Monday Challenge: Fall/Autumn 
Crafter’s Castle Challenge: #8

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and always enjoy creating!

ClearSnap: Dad and Me Jar

Hi everyone! I’m back with another quick and easy project for Father’s Day using a few of my favorite ColorBox Blends. I started by applying Beach and Leaf ColorBox Blends onto a glass tray. I placed the Zig Zag Art Screen on top of the Tag. I inked up an Art Dauber with beach ink and applied over the stencil. I repeated the same steps with the leaf ink. I removed the stencil and with the art daubers I rub the excess ink over the white of the tag. I also cut approximately an inch off of the bottom of the tag.
I stamped the Dad Bear and Child Bear stamp onto four different pieces of patterned cardstock with ColorBox Archival Dye Wicked Black Ink. I fussy cut dad bear, child bear, sweater and pattern image from sweater out separately and adhered pieces together. I cut a piece of patterned cardstock to fit the center of tag and glued to the tag along with the bear images. I finished off by cutting and tying the tag with 18 inches of cording around the neck of a 15 oz. jar. The excess cording I tied into a bow and now all I need to do is add peanut M&Ms and I will have a happy husband.
As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating!

Valentine’s Day Candy Jar

Hi everyone! I am back with a very quick and easy project that I created for Valentine’s Day! 

I purchase these cups of Oui yogurt  and the cups are made of glass. I love the shape and thought wouldn’t these make great gifts if I could dress them up in some way?

Well, I started by peeling the labels off, giving the jar a good washing and rubbing Goof Off to get the sticky residue off the glass.

I cut several flowers and leaves from the Stitchy Flowers and Leaf Diecuts on White Cardstock.

I spritzed the following glimmer and simply sheer mists onto a glass plate: Gold, Moss (retired), Soft Peach, Rosy and Classy Green.

I added a little water to the mists and watercolored the flowers and leaves and let dry.

I cut strips of white and soft blue cheese cloth…Hobby Lobby now has cheese cloth in different colors…and tied around the lip of the jar. I added a bit of adhesive to hold the cheese cloth in place. I cut a two inch strip of lace and bunched up an assortment of different colored thread and adhered to where I tied off the cheese cloth.

I used a stylus and shaped the flower pedals and leaf and adhered together.

I used pliers to snip off the shank off the back of a button so it would lay flat when I glued it to the center of the flower.

I adhered the flower to the jar and waaaa laaaaa finished!!! Now all I have to do is add candy!

Which I did! 😊 Once the candy is eaten a battery operated candle can be added to the jar for a nice decorative touch. 
As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Also I would like submit this for the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: Challenge #318-#319

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Golden Mason Jar Gift Bag

Hi everyone! I’m here to share a project I created for a challenge that is going on over at Sizzix’s blog. My inspiration comes from the photo below. I love the soft, blurred and watercolor feel of the photo and this my take on it.

I started off with a small polka dot gift bag and added soft and vintage looking cardstock. Next I cut a jar from the packaging of what Eileen Hull’s Canning Jars, 3D diecut came in. Yep, the jar is plastic…I then embossed it with the Snowballs embossing folder which is from the Winter Set from Sizzix.

I then applied three coats of Gold Enamel Glitter Paint and once dry I cut and twisted two pieces of 20 gauge copper wire around the neck of the jar and “curled” all the ends.

I added a vintage earring I had received in a swap along with some twigs to the corner of the jar. I cut the flowers and leaves from Brenda Walton’s Holiday Greenery diecut, shaped and added sequins and gems/jewels/dew drops to the centers of the flowers. I cut from matboard a tag from the Tags, Mini diecut (Retired Sizzix Orginal). I sprayed it with Tattered Angels Sugar Plum Fairy and once dry I added a rub on and flower to finish it off. I then tied it to the wire. 

I adhered lace and velvet ribbon to the bottom of the bag. What a perfectly adorable way to present a gift to a friend. If you have any questions please let me know. Be sure to check out Sizzix Challenge for this month and see what everyone else has created.
Also I am submitting this project for the Paper Wing Productions September Challenge.

Supplies Used:

Sizzix: Eileen Hull-Canning Jars,3D, Brenda Walton’s-Holiday Greenery, Winter Embossing Set, Tags, Mini (38-1207)
Polka Dot Gift Bag
Gems, Jewels
Velvet Ribbon
Gold Glitter Acrylic Paint
20 Gauge Copper Wire
Vintage Earring
Tattered Angels Sugar Plum Fairy Spray

Thanks so much for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Ornament Blog Hop: Wish Snow Globe

Hi everyone! It finally hit me that Christmas is just right around the corner. I have lots of projects and swaps that I’m working on and I’m running out of time…YIKES!!! But I do have this adorable project that I have just finished using a SmoothFoam snowman body and Robin’s Nest products that I would like to share. This snow globe is for the “An Ornament Blog Hop” linky party that The Robin’s Nest and SmoothFoam are hosting. So please be sure to hop on over to the Chattering Robin’s Blog and checkout everyone else’s creations using Robin’s Nest and SmoothFoam product and be sure to become a follower of each blog for a chance to win prizes…now who doesn’t love prizes??? I know I do. 🙂
I used an old Tostitos creamy spinach dip (1 lb. 7 oz.) jar which I had no problem cleaning out. 🙂 The lid I gessoed and once dry painted with turquoise paint and then seal with Mod Podge. Next I gessoed the snowman body twice and then painted white paint. I lightly penciled in eyes and mouth and then painted with black paint. Load pink paint on a brush and “pounce” most of the paint off onto a piece of paper and then “pounce” the rest on the snowman for cheeks. While all of that is drying I took a small piece of sculpey clay and created a “carrot” nose and then I followed the baking directions on the side of the package. Once the nose has baked and cooled adhere it to the snowman. I poked tiny holes and added a bit of glue to the twigs before I added to either side of the body and I glued three dew drops down the front of the body too.  Now comes the fun part…GLITTER!!! I sponged Mod Podge to all of the snowman and then sprinkled glitter all over. Let dry.

Next I cut a 1/8″ strip from AquaMarine Glitter Sorbet Cardstock to make a scarf. Cut to fit around the neck and glue. Now cut four small pieces and curl the ends with a pair of scissors and glue to the side of the neck and add a Pearl Dew Drop to top it off. Then lightly  Mod Podge the scarf and add glitter.

For the hat it needs to be cone shaped. I free handed a pattern and once I got it the size I wanted it I traced it onto a vintage sheet of music and cut out. Now roll up to make a cone and then adhere. Also add tinsel around hat and glue to the head.

Take the lid and adhere a smaller lid to the inside.

Draw a circle slightly bigger than the lib onto felt and cut out. Then adhere to the inside of lid over the smaller lid. Now adhere the snowman to the top of the smaller lid and then sprinkle shaved ice glitter over the felt.

Now screw the “globe” over the snowman, add shear ribbon around bottom and tie off.  Adhere dew drop, button and Winter Glitter Chipboard Snowflakes together. Once dry Mod Podge and sprinkle glitter over the snowflake and then glue to the middle of the bow.

I adhered together a wooden snowflake, medallion (made from AquaMarine Glitter Sorbet Cardstock), Winter Glitter Chipboard Snowflakes, button and jingle bell. Lightly Mod Podge and add glitter. I added a Pearl Dew Drop to the tip of the snowflake “arms” and then glued to the top of the “globe”.

Cut out four banners, Mod Podge, add glitter and let dry. Print the word WISH, cut apart and adhered to the banner. Thread onto baker’s twine alternating between beads and banner. I’m so please with how it turned out!!! I can’t wait to now display it on the mantel along with all my other Christmas decorations.

Supplies Used:

Glass jar with lid
Ceramcoat Turquoise Acrylic Paint
Anita’s White Acrylic Paint
Antique Mod Podge
Twigs from a tree
Extra Fine Glitter
Shaved Ice Glitter
White Felt
Sheer Ribbon
Silver Bell
Wooden Snowflake
Vintage Sheet Music
Silver Tinsel
Blue Buttons
Blue Jewelry Beads
Spellbinders Nested Lacey Pennants
Sizzix Medallion 
Timeless Aqua and White Twine 
Sculpey III Oven Bake Clay
I do have more Christmas ornaments in the works and I will share once I’m finished.  Remember to follow each blog for a chance to win and if you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!