Thursday, 24 July 2014

Way back at the beginning...there were jars!

Hello friends

A 'throwback Thursday' project today.
A few years ago I had a 'jar phase' and pretty much squirrelled away every type of jar
I could find and then decorated them!
This one once held fruit in liqueur - jolly nice!

To decorate the jar I used a combination of four die templates,
Spiral Blossoms Two, Eyelet Circles, Foliage and Labels Twenty.
I created a label area on the front so it could be named for someone special!
It has yet to leave the house....
I still keep jars (I can't help myself)
even down to the little mint sauce ones as they make nice gifts too.
Fill them with favourite sweets, pop in a gift certificate, lottery ticket -
they are fairly quick to do and go perfectly with a card.

Learn to Crochet with Ruby is booking up, just a few places left if you
are thinking of coming along.
I keep looking on Pinterest now at all the wonderful crochet this!
Take care friends and stop by tomorrow for know what!


Chris said...

Morning Christine,
You jars are really pretty, and a great idea for little gifts, and I love the pretty little crochet blanket.

Chris xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
I just love your pretty jars ,such a lovely idea, the crochet blanket is just beautiful .
Looking forward to Friday DD.

Got my Charity card yesterday ,Thank You .so later i will put it together add a box and put it with my other specials { 3 down and 6 to go , i may be on top of them this year ? unlike last year had a mad panic to get them finished }

Have a lovely Sunny day
Elaine H X

val jones said...

Hi Christine. Love the way you've decorated these pretty jars and oh what a beautiful blanket.
Love Val in Spain x

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely jar-I knew there was a reason I have hoarded so many jars! They've just been waiting to be decorated.


Anonymous said...

Pretty jars, they would be a lovely way to 'wrap' a present, never thought of doing that before. I think crochet was the first craft I learnt as a child and I was sad when it went out of fashion. So pleased its now back in and patterns are being brought up to date. JuliaT x

hazel young said...

Great jars Christine I can see why they never left the house. Love the throw xx hazel

Ann said...

Hi Christine

Loving your jar decoration they look stunning I collect jars like you all sizes shapes etc now I am inspired to decorate them up and make some beautiful gifts with them (That is if I can part with them) lol he he........

Hugs Annx

Carole Z said...

HI Christine, well thank you for this 'throw back Thursday' treat because I am going through this phase right now...there is not a jar being discarded in our house at the moment, lol! Love that! Hugs Carole Z X

Sandra said...

Good Morning Christine,
I used to laugh at my mother in law and her mum, who were both guilty of collecting, jars, bottle tops, marge tubs, you name it they kept it! Then recently as I was sorting my craft room it dawned on my as I looked around that all my buttons, feathers, little sponges etc were all in Jars, jam jars, mint sauce jars, curry sauce jars, I loved the shape of the 'Dijon mustard jars' they were every where, and then there were the tubs, big bucket like tubs that Greek yoghurt comes in, ice cream tubs, margarine tubs, oh my goodness I can't live with out them!
I remember today's project from first time round. Loved it then and love it even more now! And the new edition!
I had never thought of using them as gift packaging!
Your Genius shows itself once more Christine!
Can't wait for FDD tomorrow, ooh wonder what it will be?
See you tomorrow,
Sandra xxxx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
I love your jars today,such a good idea for something different,we will all be looking at jars differently from now on.
The crochet blanket is really pretty.
I hope you have a good day in your city job. Take care. x.

Stamping Bubbles said...

Good morning Christine
Lovely little gift jars and the blanket looks amazing.
Enjoy your day

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Love your decorated jars. The blanket is so pretty.

Wendy L said...

Lovely project Christine I enjoy doing this type of altered art, great fun, xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, Beautiful jars so pretty love them .Love Jean Z xx

marg said...

Good Morning Christine
I love your jar!
My favourite jars are Bonne Maman I just love the lids!
Have a comfortable day today, getting too hot for me!
Take care
Love Marg

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, good jars and a fantastic idea, something on my to do list so thank you. Emma

Janice said...

Morning Christine, lovely idea to upcycle the jars, they do make lovely gifts. The crochet blanket is beautiful...inspires me to get out my crochet hooks again. I can do granny squares and have made a crochet elephant, but have not tackled anything for myself. Have a good sunny day. Janice xx

Carolyn H said...

Hi Christine, Love those jars, I remember when you first did them. I love collecting the little mini Jam jars, I paint the lids before decorating,then apply labels and fill with little gems or embellishments for my craft room.
Carolyn x

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. I love your jars, I am guilty of collecting them but haven't yet decorated any to this extent. Haven't thought of putting a lottery ticket or gift token in one.
Thanks Christine, I will round them all up and start thinking about decorating some for Christmas presents.
The blanket is gorgeous isn't it!
Take care.

Jacquie said...

Beautiful idea. so love the crochet blanket, its adorable.

Thank you for my snowflake card kit received it this morning.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

SusanP, Kent said...

Beautifully decorated jars Christine. Ruby's blanket is gorgeous.

Lacelady said...

Love the decorated jars! I shall have to make a collection, and save some back from the bottle bank!

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, Loving your jar projects, a fabulous idea.
The piccie of the crochet blanket is stunning !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

LoraineC said...

Never thought of decorating jars what a good idea x

Elaine said...

Gorgeous jars x

Janice said...

Gorgeous jars, what a fabulous idea Christine! I have a feeling you are starting another craze with your followers! Beautiful crochet work too.
Janice x

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