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.


  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.

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

  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)

  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!,

  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! :)

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

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

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

  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!

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

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

  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.

  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.

  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!!!

  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!

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

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

  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.

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