Sunday, September 07, 2014

Mason jars, have to love them....

When we visited Canada last year I stacked my suitcases full with Mason Jars. Not the regular ones, but the ones with 'Canadian' on them. I filled met with socks, underwear and everything else that would fit in there to make sure they would survive the trip. They all did and are now used for storage in my studio. I filled them with buttons, flowers, spools, tins and even chandelier pendants. Love the way they look.

But one thing I never didand always wanted was to sort of decorate them. So this week I finally bought some supplies for that and got out my tin of vintage keys I scored on Ebay a while back. So with some twine, butlap, hemp cord, a door knop and keys I made it into the cutest jar ever. 

I started wih the lid. I did not have a full lid, only a ring with the loose lid in there so I started by glueing them together so it was transformed into an actual lid. Then I punched a hole in the middle with my biggest eyelet puncher (the old fashion one, you know, with the hammer ;) ) My advice: First punch the hole and then glue the pieces of the lid together, so much easier
At last I spray painted the lid white and added the knob. After that it was only a matter of decorating with the twine, burlap and the hemp cord.

I could call this a Pinterest challenge done since I have a Mason Jar board on Pinterest. Hhhhmmmmm, maybe I should look for a new challenge to do. But furst things first. I still have to start Chriss' challenge at Let's Scrap. Love recipe challenge and I do want to play.

Have a great Sunday!


  1. Great idea Debbie...I love the jar!

    1. Thanks Karen, and beleive me, the whole thing took under 15 mins! :)