So I love to up cycle things around the house, amazing how pretty a pickle jar can become.
I made this for someone very special in my life, my kids grandma. The little photo faces I added in the center of each bottle cap are of my daughters children, which are four of her great grandchildren.
I was able to go on a road trip over the weekend and deliver it to her personally and I am so happy that she loved it.
To start off with I cut down a pretty napkin to the size I wanted to fit around the jar. I then ran it through my big shot with a pierced flower die to cut out the center of the napkin. After I separated the 2ply and removed the second plain white ply I wanted to add a frame in the center. I then used the same die and the next larger one up and cut the frame out of scrapbook paper. I adhered the frame to the napkin cut out with wet adhesive glue before I began to Decoupage the entire thing onto the jar with mod podge. After I let it dry overnight I then used another die,
Sue Wilson - Star Flower Cluster
for the pretty flower spray. I cut in a tan color and decoupaged that on as well after spraying with glimmer mist.
I then used a different flower die to create the 3D roses implementing the Tim holtz tattered flower roses technique. I sprayed those with perfect pearls. Here is a link to a card I made using this same technique on a previous card.
I then added some crinkle ribbon around the top of the jar and added a bow to the front that I wrapped a little tiny premade rose in cream color around the center. On either side of the jar I added some more crinkle ribbon hanging down that I hot glued underneath the ribbon that ran around the rim of the jar. From each of the 4 ends I hung a flower that I created from a bodacious blooms flower die (HOTP)that I cut from a light pink card stock, with a pierced flower diecut stacked on top of that in a smaller size matching the frame from the front and then a designer metal bottle cap with a photo of each one of her great grand children that I topped of with a 1" epoxy dot. I placed a candle inside the jar and voila.......
What a beautiful treasured keepsake came from an old pickle jar!
I will be adding to these fun challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
DL.ART Thankful Thursday - Anything Goes
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #37
Jo's Scrap Shack - FFC #223
Cut It Up Challenge 142 - ANYTHING GOES!
Dies R Us Challenge #92 - Use Pastel Colors
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave a lovely comment.
OOh wow! That turned out so PRETTY! Very Elegant and I love the photo's. what a perfect gift!
What a transformation, Eva! Love how feminine this is! Thank you for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!
So lovely and meaningful to their grandma. She'll cherish this gorgeous candle and think of them every time she sees it.
Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes challenge at Cut it Up!
WOW what a fabulous project ... so so sweet! Going to be treasured for years! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Pastels’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!
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An amazing project...so pretty!! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us for the challenge!
super fun, great details! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!
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Wonderful idea with a gorgeous result! Thanks for sharing at Cut it Up.
How clever! I love the little window, and the pickle jar is definitely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack!
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