Thursday, February 20, 2014

May Arts Time!

In case you didn't already know, Stampendous is doing a blog collaboration with May Arts Ribbon this week and I always enjoy it when we collaborate with them, May Arts is my favorite ribbon in the whole wide world!!  That's no exaggeration!  I love their ribbon and twine!  They have the best variety and if there's ribbon or twine on one of my projects, 99% of the time, it's May Arts.  Today I have a fun project that was so easy to do!  I've been working on organizing my craft room and it seems I'm always in need of a box or jar to put something in.  I love to use clear jars because you can easily see the contents and they're just pretty to look at!  I decided to decorate one of my jars that I think I'm going to use for paint brushes on my mixed media table.  I haven't decided for sure if that's where I'm going to use it or not.  Actually, I think it's pretty enough that I could just as easily put a candle in it and stick it in my living room!  Anyway, here's my jar, you can tell me what you think:




I really like the shabby vintage look of this project.  While I do have the ring on the top of the jar, I have intentionally left the insert off.  I like the look of the jar ring.  I considered painting it or covering it in some fashion and decided against it.  On the jar itself all I did was layer a wide 2 1/2" May Arts ribbon on the bottom, a 1 1/2" burlap May Arts ribbon over the sheer and a piece of May Arts twine around the middle.  I used another May Arts ribbon to create my ribbon flower on a Gluber from Cosmo Cricket.  If you've never seen Glubers, they're like giant glue dots you use to create flowers; they're pretty darn cool!  I used my ribbon flower to cover the area where the ribbons connect.  Next I created my tag! I kept it pretty simple using Stampendous SSC1194 Vintage Ladies Perfectly Clear Stamps that I stamped with Coffee Archival Ink on a small shipping tag.  I used Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw, Tattered Rose and Dried Marigold Tim Holtz Distress Markers to color her in.  I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink Pad and a stipple brush to add some ink around the edges.  Next I added a touch of Zip Dry Adhesive around the edge of the tag and dipped each side in Stampendous Cinnamon Micro Glitter.  Once my glitter was dry, I tied the tag onto the twine around the jar.  Really simple but simply pretty!  My teammate Janelle is also playing along today, here's her link, check her out!


That's it for today.  I hope you'll come back tomorrow for a look at my Blog Hop project.  I'm kinda crazy about it, too!  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again soon! 

Hugs,
Lea




25 comments:

  1. I love up cycled mason jars. What a great gift idea.

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  2. I really like what you did with a plain mason jar( love mason jars) I personally love shabby chic..and you did a great job! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. All I can say is WOW! It's gorgeous! Nicely done.

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  4. Beautiful way to dress up a jar!

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  5. what a beautiful way to spruce it up, great creation!!! thank you for sharing.

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  6. Very pretty. I too like the vintage look. The gold lid acts as an accent piece to the whole project. Leaving the center ring out means you can put this on a counter and throw in odd bits of change or some other odd bits of ephemera that end up on a counter or table. These bits are small and could easily get lost until someone is looking for them again. Love this jar.

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  7. I agree with you about leaving the ring in it's natural state!! Beautiful jar and it would definitely look awesome with a candle in it!! LOVELOVELOVE the May Arts flower and the tag is wonderful! LOVE the vintage look and in my opinion you knocked it out of the park with this lovely creation!! TFS!

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  8. Gorgeous treatment of the ribbon to dress the jar, love the vintage look!!!

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  9. Elegant and vintage. Love it!!! Who knew MA ribbons were so incredibly versatile!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  10. Just imagine an entire shelf of these filled with embellishments on a shelf. Wonderful!

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    1. That would be lovely! I'll have to work on that! LOL!

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  11. Such a great way to use jars for storage. Something pretty to look at and useful too. Thanks for sharing your idea with us.

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  12. Beautiful work! Love your jar wrapping. Would be great for a gift or to keep for yourself. :) Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  13. Your jar is BEAUTIFUL Lea - you don't need to put anything in it, just enjoy it as it is!!!
    LOVE your ribbon flower - WOW - LOVE your ribbon layers and LOVE your tag too, the image & colours are DELIGHTFUL ... you could say I LOVE IT ALL!!!
    I enjoy decorating old amber glass tablet jars and small coffee jars then filling them with paper flowers => now I look forward to making elegant ones like yours.
    THANK YOU for sharing your inspiration - I'm off to google how to make ribbon flowers now :)

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  14. Your jar came out really
    nice and the ribbon is
    so pretty!
    Carla from Utah

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  15. Great idea ... love the flower.

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  16. This is such a lovely idea. I have a whole box of herb / spice jars very similar to these - guess what I'm going to be doing ?

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  17. I love the vintage look to this jar. Pretty.

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  18. Your jar is absolutely gorgeous! I adore that ribbon flower!

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  19. What a clever and beautiful idea! Love the way you decorated your jar.

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