Thursday, October 28, 2010

Easy-peasy treats just in time for holiday gifts!

Hi friends,
I'm hosting this week's challenge at Frosted Designs, and have we got some special treats for you! Plus, here's a little peek at the latest Lucky Girl Crafts kit - Famliy Traditions.
With the holidays knocking on our door, I thought it would be the perfect time for some treat-focused projects. The talented girls have all sorts of great projects to get your crafty mojo flowing.
Here's mine:

For my project, I altered a clean, recycled glass gravy jar into a perfect little gift giving container. I wrapped two layers of coordinating scalloped cardstock around the base of the jar, then topped with a strip of Bo Bunny Olivia paper. To hide the seam in the Bo Bunny paper, I cut out similar flowers from the scraps and popped them up using foam pop dots. I wound a length of 1-1/2" wide satin for the bow, tucking it under the large flower for a seamless transition.

For the lid, I traced the top of the lid onto the reverse side of the same Olivia paper (which can be seen on the reverse of the jar band when the jar is opened). I wrapped the side of the lid in satin ribbon that I pleated using dots of hot glue to hold down the pleats. Everything on this jar was adhered using hot glue.

Since this jar can't be washed, it will be filled with wrapped candy and small gift items for my kiddo's teachers. That way, they can reuse this container for treats of their own when they've gone through the goodies it will come with!

Enjoy this week's project inspiration and be sure to show us your take on this week's prompt!

5 comments:

li-bee-ti said...

What a lovely project!
Thanks for all the tips of 'how to'. I really should be trying to make one myself.

ruth said...

Super cute jar!! I love how you did the ruffled trim on the lid. :)

Diana said...

I Love this Jessica. It's super cute.

Fern said...

What a wonderful gift idea!! TFS Hugs!!!

CraftyGirl said...

Jessica... this jar turned out too cute!! Thanks for the fabulous idea!!
barb :)