Saturday, December 20, 2014

J-O-Y Mason Jars!!

it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at my house! If you're anything like me, you are either scrambling or sacked out on the couch! Well, this evening, I am sacked out...but my craft room shows evidence of my last few days of activity. I saw these on Pintrest and had some large widemouthed Mason jars so decided to make these candle/tea light holders for our daughter for her first Christmas with her husband.
 These Mason Jars were featured on Suzanne Dean's blog,"Bitz of Me,"  here. She has excellent instructions on her blog with lots of pictures showing the process. The only changes I made were using felt and snowflake dies rather than stickers, and adding the Tim Holtz tinsel and pom pom trim along the mouths.  The jars were painted with Martha Stewart's craft paint in "Cloud." I painted one coat using up and down strokes, let them dry for a couple of hours, then applied a second coat. The jars were left alone overnight.A quick sanding using a sanding block and an emery board on the letters and they were ready for embellishing! I used felt from Papertrey Ink and my snowflake dies from Spellbinders to make the snowflakes. The flakes were layered in cream and blues with a hot glue gun. The chipboard letters were purchased in white glitter which saved time. I found the fun "snowball" fringe at Joanne's fabrics. The pretty vintage silver tinsel is Tim Holtz. The tinsel and ribbon trim were added with a hot glue gun.
The center jar with the letter "O" looked a little sparse, so added the snowball trim and tinsel. Each  jar rim received a thin coat of mod podge then dipped in Sparklets glitter. The glitter is actually made from glass crystals, so I tried to go easy with it...but it does add some pretty vintage sparkle!
I am including the battery operated tealight candles.
Thank you for dropping beverage of choice this month has been Celestial Seasonings peppermint tea! It tastes good, helps with congestion, relaxing, and festive without the calories! Wish you could join me!

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