Friday, July 18, 2014

Pretty Pastel Jars


Hello Friends

I have been collecting a lot of jars lately. Every time I would finish something in a jar I thought oh I will just keep and do something with it later. I had several of these beet jars piling up. So I wanted to make a little row of pastel coloured jars for my shelves. This is what they looked like before I upcycled them.


Excuse the picture it was taken late last night. I remembered to take it while I was soaking them to take the labels off.   I picked really light pastel colours they look almost like milk paint,which I love the look of. Once the jars were dried off I poured acrylic paint in to each one. Then turned them upside down and let the paint run out.


While that was going on I cut strips of 2 inch light weight card to create labels.  I painted them the same colours.


 Next I painted the lids with 2 coats of white paint. Then once they were dry I painted a circle of colour on each one.  I then took my stamps that are from the Angie Bloom kit called Angie Girl - Dream With Your Heart.  I used just the flowers and stamped each strip with VersaMark ink and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I did the same with the lids I embossed a couple of flowers on top of the lids.I tied some ribbon and added some tiny pearls to the labels to complete my project. How pretty do they look? I love them they are going to sit right on my craft shelves.


Thanks so much for stopping by have a great weekend

Mandi xx

Supplies 
Stamps - Unity Stamp Company - Angie Girl.
Ink - VersaMark
Other -  Glass Jars, Acrylic Paint, White Embossing Powder, Tiny pearls, Ribbon,

Challenges 
 Friends With Flair
Artistic Inspirations  
Anything But A Card 


23 comments:

  1. They do look pretty and I would not have thought to paint the inside of the jars as opposed to the outside. Clever idea. hugs Mrs A. .

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  2. These are beautiful, Mandi!!! What a wonderful idea! I'm a collector of cute little buckets, so understand your love of jars! I'm glad someone likes beets! :)

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  3. So adorable! I love up cycling items myself so loving the idea! Ingrid x

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  4. So beautiful. Great idea. I love how they look with the wild flowers in them.

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  5. Love them! They look fab with the wild flowers!

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  6. Beautiful jars and lids. You're so creative. The pastel colors with the embossing look wonderful together.

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  7. Excellent upcycle! Your jars turned out So Cute

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  8. Such a great idea. So pretty too.

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  9. Pretty, creative, useful and upcycled!! Love how your jars turned out! Beautiful!!

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  10. Your jars are gorgeous! I'm sure you've inspired many to try this!

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  11. PRETTY to the power of THREE!
    xxx
    Riette

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  12. These are just precious in the pastels!

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  13. You did an awesome job on these jars! They're so pretty!!

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  14. Lovely. I also love to recycle jars. Done a couple of thing with them too. I bet they will look awesome in your room.

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  15. beautiful jars... I love them!! I'm inspired to do something like this.. thank you..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  16. The jars have turned out beautifully. I love the pastel colours you have used. They look delightful with the flowers in them. Thank you for joining us at Anything But A Card. Cheers, Di

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  17. Beautiful upcycled jars! How nice to enjoy them every day now. :)

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  18. Absolutely beautiful. I save all my jars. I'm gonna make some tonight but maybe with brighter colors. Thank you for the inspiration. Any creative and beautiful ideas for empty coffee cans? I have tons!

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    1. Lisa now that is a challenge! let me think about what could be made with a coffee can watch this space :)

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  19. I have a whole cupboard of empty glass jars, some missing their lids! This would be a great way to upcycle them and keep them handy for a small vase for myself or to take flowers to a friend. Thank you for the tutorial!

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