Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Adorable Mason Jars!

Hi everyone!  A month or so ago, my mom and I were shopping around Loveland, CO and came upon some mason jars that had simple chalkboard vinyl tags and said jars were filled with odds and ends such as a few buttons and ribbons.  My mom commented on how charming these jars were and how she would like some to fill with her own collections of vintage buttons and sewing notions. Well, these jars were okay but pretty plain and I knew I could decorate jars for my mom that she would love and cherish.  Lo and behold, I got to work and following is my version of simple button holding mason jars!

I started out with a few jars, mason and others, that I purchased at Hobby Lobby.  I wanted all smooth jars as not to interfere with the labels I would be putting on.  I also needed chalkboard vinyl which I thought was plentiful at the craft stores but proved to be more difficult to find.  I did purchase this 'chalkboard vinyl surface' which looked like it would work the same as regular vinyl.  Turns out it is regular vinyl just packaged under a 'ready-made' surface name :)

I then cut out some different shaped labels using my die-cuts and my Cricut.  Just a note: the Cricut cut the vinyl labels with much cleaner edges.  I realize I went a bit crazy with the labels but I had a lot of vinyl and  wanted to give my mom choices on which ever label she preferred!

Then the fun part of decorating these babies and here you have the finished products!!

Aren't they cute?....... I have to tell you when I would complete a jar I would say over and over again just how cute it was and my little dog would come in and look up at me with this quizzical look wondering who I was talking to because I am always telling him how cute he is!  So funny!

Very quickly it became apparent that the chalkboard labels would not work on the round jars.  They were just too round and the labels would not adhere wrinkle free.  I decided that they were too cute to pass up so I just made tags for both that could have the contents labeled on them if so desired.

A close-up of the tag detail  and the top of the small jar.......

Love the banner on the medium jar! It's tag actually has a removable fishtail flag that can be written on.  Too cute!

The Ball jars have smooth squared sides and are perfect for the chalkboard labels!  I plan on sending all of the labels I cut to my mom and she can change them out to her hearts content or she can buy more jars! 

For this particular jar, I added some batting to the top and then covered it with some fabric that I know my  mom loves because she has a quilt made with it!  That gave me an area to stick two beautiful pins and a small tag.  I added some lace trim around the top of the lid, a Mod Melts frame that I painted gold and a sweet Prima flower.

The "red" jar as I like to call it, is stunning in person but for some odd reason did not photograph particularly well.  This is a close up of the top of the lid that has four sweet little rolled flowers, flourishes and ribbon on it!  So adorable! 

These jars were so much fun to decorate.  I hope I have inspired you to create some for yourself!  Now I am off to contemplate which jar I am keeping for myself.....

Thanks for checking out my blog!  Bee Happy!!

Small Jar: paper-Echo Park, flower- Prima, Ribbon and Button-American Crafts, Tag-My Favorite Things Die-namics Tag Stax, Papertrey Ink 'Tiny Tags' die, Pearls-Kaisercraft, Flower Gems- Recollections, Lace-Vintage

Medium Jar: Fabric- JoAnn's, paper-Basic Grey 'What's Up'/Stampin Up!/Heidi Swapp/Crate Paper, Twine-House of Three, Jeweled Button-Bazzil, Rosette Die- The Cat's Pajamas, Doily and Fishtail Flag dies-My Favorite Things Die-namics, Banner Dies-Papertrey Ink 'Banner Builder'/'Countdown Details', Bird Button-Charlenes Button Box Etsy.com, Clothespin-American Crafts, Gold Button-K&CO, Gems and Pearls-Kaisercraft

Purple Ball Jar: Chalkboard label-Cricut, Lace trim-My Mind's Eye 'Lost and Found', Small Tag-Papertrey Ink 'Tiny Tags' die and stamp, Stickpins-Prima/Jenni Bowlin Studios, Flower-Prima, Ribbon-Stampin Up!, Gold Frame-Mod Melts, Pearl-Kaisercraft, Gems-Crystal Stickers

Red Ball Jar: Chalkboard label-Cricut, Paper-Crate Paper, Red Ribbon and Turquoise button-Stampin Up!, Twine-Raisinboat, Rolled Flowers and Flourish die-My Favorite Things Die-namics, Gems-Kaisercraft, Lace-Vintage


  1. I LOVE mason jars!!!!!! And what you have done with them takes it to a whole other level!! These are so stinkin' adorable! What great gifts those would make! Must go see if I have some extras sitting around! Fantastic work!!!

  2. Your mason jars are indeed adorable and fantastic, Tara! Love them.


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