Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Jars, Jars, and More Jars (and a Giveaway!)

A few weeks ago I saw a tutorial online for making a cute little pincushion jar here.



I thought..........OH how cute and easy....I could do that!


And so after a quick trip to the fabric store for some cute fabric and Wal-mart for some jars- I got to work. I followed the tutorial exactly the first time- and then made a few adjustments for the other jars I made. (If you are interested in making some- let me know and I'll tell you the changes I made)



I decided to make 2 pin cushion jars with tall tops and 2 with shorter tops to use for other things.

I filled one of the pin cushion jars with pins




and the other with some old buttons.






I had several ideas for the other two jars but decided to make one Jar full of Joy and a Blessings Jar.


The Jar full of Joy is a jar full of some of my favorite Bible verses and quotes- things to inspire and encourage.



The Blessing Jar is a jar full of rocks. On each rock you write the name of someone or something that is a blessing to you. This jar would be great for one of those days when you are feeling down - to remind you how blessed you truly are!



These jars were so easy and so cute and so versatile by just changing the fabric that I thought of a few other ideas for them.......


.........they would be cute as a centerpiece on a table at a party- with a cute paper letter on the top of each one- to spell out the persons name or the occasion


..........as jars to hold items in the bathroom or a baby's room (q-tips, cotton balls, etc)


........as candy jars


The ideas are endless!!!




These little jars were so easy and fun to make- I wanted to give one away!


So.........just leave me a comment and tell me which one you like the best and I'll pick a winner to share one with.


19 comments:

  1. What a great idea. You always have something clever going on. I love all of the jars, I can't really pick a favorite. btw - send me the directions when you get a chance. Great idea for teacher gifts. I have giving teachers "teacher" stuff.

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  2. Great idea!! I think I like the 'blessings' one the best!!

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  3. Shannon, they're all just the CUTEST!!! I would love to have the instructions too, if you get a chance. You are so creative! I saw something similar to this last night at the fabric store, but yours are much cuter, BY FAR! :o) Love them all! :o)

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  4. I like the Joy jar it was my very favorite! i think you shoud give it to me because i am your very favorite person in the whole wide world!

    i love you mommy!,
    Madison

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  5. what great ideas you had for other uses!! but i think my favorite (because i don't think out of the box sometimes) is the pin jar! :)

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  6. You are so talented! I like the one with the rocks in it, so pretty!

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  7. You are SO crafty!! You amaze me!! My fav is the Jar of Joy.

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  8. My favorite is the Blessings Jar! What a darling idea! May I have the instructions, too, please? :)

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  9. You are so Martha Stewarty....without being shrewd, rude, and utterly annoying of course! ;o)
    This is so cute! I love the idea of a joy and a blessing jar!
    Give details of how you made them if you have time!

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  10. What a darling idea! You are sooo creative! And I love that Madison commented! :o)

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  11. Madison is so adorable. I certainly hope you make her an extra special jar. lol

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  12. Very cute. I had a pin cushion like that many years ago, like 35. I loved it then and still do now. You don't need to include me in the drawing, I just wanted to let you know how much I liked them.

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  13. and madison should take the cake. she's so sweet.
    i LOVE the blessings jar. i have so many in my life to fill it full.

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  14. That is an awesome idea...
    i went straight to wedding ideas...
    wonder how that could word??
    (no, no ring yet - but hopefully soon!!!)
    I need to come by and see how you made these!!!
    Misti:)

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  15. I love the Joy jar. Love the idea of scripture and encouragement in it. Great idea, can't wait to see how you made them!

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  16. I love the Blessing and Joy jar!! You've inspired me. Maybe I'll have a craft day soon.

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  17. I love the Blessing and Joy jar!! You've inspired me. Maybe I'll have a craft day soon.

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  18. I know this is a really old post, but these are super cute, and I would really like to know how you made these. I am wanting to make a blessings jar for this Thanksgiving season. Thank you.

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  19. Pamela- here's the how to! http://cookingwiths.blogspot.com/2009/04/pincushion-jars-how-to-and-jar-winner.html

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