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

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

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  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. .

  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! :)

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

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

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

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

  7. Excellent upcycle! Your jars turned out So Cute

  8. Such a great idea. So pretty too.

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

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

  11. PRETTY to the power of THREE!

  12. These are just precious in the pastels!

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

  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.

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

  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

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

  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!

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

  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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