Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fabulous finished project!

I had such a great time doing this project! Like I said, I can't take credit for the idea...the wonderful sisters over at Shanty2chic had this fab idea.

I purchased everything seen here at Hobby Lobby....with exception on the candle stick holders. I had purchased them at Hobby Lobby, but then found some that seemed better, more sturdy, at Michaels.

I then painted everything in Lamp Ebony paint from Americana

Next, distress the crud out of everything! Everyone knows I don't do a project without taking my frustrations out on it :)

I then stained my wood pieces to give it a more finished look.

Hot glue your jute around the rim of the lid


Glue your pieces together using a very firm and sturdy glue. I used Elmer's Nano glue. You have to use this carefully and sparingly because it foams (bad experience from past projects :) The Shanty sisters recommended Gorilla glue. I waiting 24 hours before filling my jars, but I am soooo in love with them!! For Christmas I plan on filling them with Christmas goodies and the letters for JOY....in between holidays fillers like these can be used.



Happy crafting!!!


12 comments:

Lizzy said...

What a great idea, I love em!

BryceandSally said...

I love it Becky!! How much would you charge for some of these? You know I'm a better buyer than crafter!!

Jen said...

So cute!!! I wish I had the room for all these cute ideas you have!

Kahra @ Thrifty LaRue said...

Aww, you finished before I did. I bought all the stuff, but haven't had time to do it yet. Shanty2Chic is one of my favorite blogs. Your jars turned out so cute! I'm working on a Rod Works inspired project. I hope it turns out!

Andy and Robyn said...

Seriously SO darn cute--I'm thinking I'm going to have to copy this one!! Where do you find the time for all of your new projects?

Melissa said...

Okay, seriously you got it goin' on girl! I need your creativity! And your time. :) Love 'em.

Erin M said...

Your amazing. How cute!! I love it

Jacqueline said...

I can't believe you made the whole thing. I just thought you had filled and put the letters on. These are just gorgeous. Very talented and such great vision.

Jen@eighteen25 said...

these turned out awesome!! i've had this project on my list of to do's forever!! i think you've just inspired me to finally get to work on them!! thanks for sharing...

~~Carol~~ said...

Hi! I somehow landed on the Halloween party at eighteen25 today, and when I saw the picture of your BOO jars, I just had to pop in and tell you how much I love them!

Musings From A French Cottage said...

I love these so much!! Very, very clever. I'm headed out tomorrow to pick up the supplies. Can't wait to get started!!

xo,
Kathleen

Rachel Harwood said...

I LOVE this! I want a set! How great.. to fill them with different things for each holiday. Very cool!