Happy Weekend my friends! Yes! A lovely Spring weekend and I'll be hanging out in my studio crafting and relaxing. It's only one week until Easter and I already am feeling the spirit of the holy week. Easter is the most meaningful holiday of all and I'm looking forward to church services and focused thought over the next several days.
I have a really cool project to share today. And, I have a lot to say about this project... First of all, it's one of my favorite things I've ever made! Second...it is BY FAR the hardest project I have ever tried to photograph! I took over 100 photos to try to show you how these Easter mason jars came out. The glare on the domes made it so hard to take pictures of! Oh well, I think I got enough photos so you can see the final results. And maybe I am a little OCD. Or a lot. Just sayin.
I cleaned out part of my craft studio a week or so ago and I made a new space for all my Papertrey Ink supplies to be organized and easily accessible. You'll see lots of PTI projects for a while! I am crazy about their new line of dies and stamps called Petite Places - I even have a Pinterest Board for them! I went wild creating some Easter mason jars to give out as presents. Hope you like them - and hope you try this too. It is just so much fun and you will have a blast! The domes are Christmas ornaments - the kind that separate in half! You can buy them on the PTI website or at your local craft store! So much fun to think of ideas and play with these. I already have some more themes in mind. Without further ado....
I made five different mason jars. This first one was made with the Petite Places Church and the little trees that go with the scenes. OMG right???
Be sure to buy the wide - mouth mason jars for this project. (ask me how I know that....) I filled the jars with pretty pastel Hershey's Kisses and sealed the lids on top. Everything is made to fit just perfectly onto the top of the jar.
I decorated with the trimmings from the newest PTI kit...added some flowers and leaves. The crochet ribbon was glued on with E6000 glue and then the bow was placed on with glue dots.
For this one, I just used the front facade of the church die....and I paired it with the trees dies and some pretty green gingham. This one is so soft...
So after I made some church ones, I got to thinking....what else can I put in there?! Butterflies of course! I made a pink butterfly and a yellow butterfly version and then added glitter and sequins to make them shakers!!
Here's the yellow butterfly...
Then I got the idea to put a cute little birdie in there! So I got out the Songbirds dies and put a bird on it! The little pearls are the perfect soft touch. Oh, and more gingham! Princess Judy, If you're reading this...thanks for the gingham!! LOL.
Next week I am SUPER excited to share something I've been working on with Simon Says Stamp! (Hint, it involves new Distress Inks!) Be sure to come by on Tuesday to see - or check the Simon Says Stamp blog that day! XOXO