Hope your day is sweet......been running around the house and outside.........soapy water in the sink soaking morning dishes......Girlies out of their pens......baby chicks watered and fed.......Oakley (our daughter's new 10 week old lab) out for a little run, candles lit in the house.........now ready to do the Decorated A Jar Tutorial so you can make for your gift giving!!!!!!! You are not going to believe how easy this is to make......only need a few items for each jar you make up.......
one pint or qt. size mason jar ( I am using pint),
scraps of burlap at least 21/2" wide
scraps of fabric (choose your preference, muslin or homespun look nice also)
small votive candle
8" white organza sheer ribbon with wire on both edges
12" x 3/8" check ribbon
old small button
old small button
First you need to measure your jar and then add 1" (about 12" for pint size) this will be the measurement for burlap, fabric and checked ribbon.
Lay pieces on a table in this order with burlap first, fabric and then ribbon centered.
Now to make the rose out of your organza ribbon. "Follow" each step closely........
press one end of ribbon 1/4" ..........
be careful here, the goal is to get both ends of wire pushed gently out of ribbon, without losing one of the ends back into the ribbon. On the other end of the ribbon that has not been folded........carefully push out the wire. Watching that the other end of the wire does not move. Make sure you get at least 1" out and then bend wire back so it won't move while you fold back the folded side and get that wire out.
Now you will have two wires. Gently keep pulling back the ribbon on each side. Now here is the fun part, tie each wires together into a knot, and pull. Tie two more times to secure. Pull wire to the backside and cut off with about 1/4" left.
See when it gathers up it makes a rose! Easy! You could even use this method with wider ribbon. Glue a old button in the center.
The sky is the limit on making these. I will be making them for gifts.
I will also make some jars with wires that has been wrapped with brown flower tape. I will cut a piece long enough to go around the top of the jar. Then I will make up another piece of wire long enough to make a hanger and attach to each side of the jar. Super sweet hanging from a peg!
Now it is time to have a "Vacation Party"!
Someone will win one completed
"Decorate a Jar"/
including the jar made up!
I thought for the comment it would be fun to hear a family holiday memory......scripture verse......or just anything you would like to say.
Leave me a note at Prairie Flower Facebook
let me know if that gives you two votes!
Party STARTS TODAY and
If you do not have a blog that is fine, please send me an email at prairie flower farm at g mail dot com with "Vacation" in the subject line. I will count you in!!!!!!
If you sign in as anonymous on my blog, you have to leave me an email so I can get a hold of you if you win.
Decorate A Jar Kit
burlap, fabric, check ribbon, ribbon for rose, and vintage button
Kits available for $3.50 with $1.50 shipping, if you want more then one add 25 cents for each additional.
I will also have a new design tomorrow that is homespun, if you are interested in that as a kit.
Send an email, if you want to pay with paypal and we will send out an invoice.
If by check or money order email me and I will send my address.
I sure have been enjoying my vacation!!!!!!!!
Hugs to your day and may the Lord bless YOU!