Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Pretty Jar

Embellished Glass Jar-
Easily decorated with seam binding, millinery flower, and a vintage jewel.

CRAFT TIP: Use three pieces of seam binding. Tie the first piece around the neck of the bottle and finish with a regular bow (the same way you tie your shoes!). Do the same with the second ribbon. Take the third piece of ribbon and tuck it behind the knots of the two bows (top to bottom). Bring the center of the ribbon directly behind the knots. Tie the ribbon ends into a single knot and bow on top of the other ribbons. This will stabilize all the ribbons and give you a base so that you can glue on your embellishments. Use a good glass glue like Omni Stick and glue on vintage jewels, millinery flowers, etc.


I found these glass jars for 80% off. They will be used to store items on my vanity.



Blessings to you,
Ele

30 comments:

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Great tips! Thank you for sharing!

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The Charm House said...

Is it not amazing what a little seam binding and jewels will do for a bottle!!
Beautiful! And what a bargain!
Thanks,
Yvette

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Love the bag you won! Very nice! And your 80% off jars, that was a great deal. Very cute shape.

Have a wonderful day,
Kitty

Floss said...

Incredible jars! Thanks very much for the tip about the bows. I have a mystery problem with bow tying - mine always end up upsidedown! I've taken to turning things round and just tying them the wrong way round, so that they end up the right way... But on some large things you can't do that. So what on earth am I doing wrong?

Bee and Rose said...

That looks like a really enjoyable project for my daughter and me to do! It's amazing how a little bit of this and that can change a simple jar into a lovely decorative piece!

Connie said...

How lovely those are! I'll do some for my craft room also, sweetpea, and see how they look in there.
xoxo,
Connie

Lizzie said...

Oh, thats a lovely craft idea, and the jar looks so pretty and feminine. Great job!

Sophie Rose Designs said...

Thanks for the tips! I just love embellished bottles!! Those are gorgeous!!

xo
Dara

cityfarmer said...

I am soooooo into glass these days...
we think alot alile....take a peek at my post called French dressing"


these are LOVELY

GRAMS said...

I absolutely love this. Did the topper come with the jar? You are so clever. Janis

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Oh Ele, that's lovely! How feminine and sweet it is!! Well done!
Blessings~Sharon

debi @ life in my studio said...

So pretty!! tfs

Niesz Vintage Home said...

What a difference a little ribbon makes! Gorgeous jars.

Kimberly :)

Celestina Marie said...

HI Ele, I love your post and the jars are lovley. I have been on the hunt for jars for a long time now and love to paint them.

My journal arrived and I love it. I sent you an email, but not sure you got it. It came back as no such address. Weird huh?
Happy Spring~soon!
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Lori Anderson Designs said...

I love them! The TOPS on those jars are amazing, too!

vickie said...

Very pretty Ele, great bargain. Love the binding and bling!

TattingChic said...

What a beautiful touch up you did on that jar! So pretty! :)

Jennifer said...

Ele That jar with the jewels ontop and ribbon.I love the pink crown pillow in the post below too!Hugs!Jen

Lori said...

those jars are so pretty in their own right Ele, and even more so after you worked your magic on them...i had never heard of that glue...i will have to look for it!!!

debbie said...

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL POST.....A THING OF BEAUTY IS A JOY FOREVER....THANK YOU FOR SHARING THOSE BEAUTIFUL TIPS....IT IS SO VERY PRETTY....
YOU KNOW SUGARPLUM COTTAGE DOES PROJECT FRIDAY AND THAT WOULD BE GREAT FOR IT.
BLESSINGS
debbie

Jillian said...

Quite "charming!" Amazing what you can do...love it.

Kai said...

Those bottles are gorgeous, but it's the embellishments you've added which make them absolutely SPECIAL. Don't know if you are still in NY but if so, hope you're having the BEST time!

hippiedog said...

Beutiful jars, love them :) I'm a sucker for glass jars.....now I can doll a few of them up.

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Ele what a BEAUTIFUL jar!! I love it!

KARA said...

gorgeous as always ele, hope you are well kara xox

Fiona said...

I just love the jar Ele and you have done a gorgeous job of decorating it.

Betty said...

I'm back for a few days and 'catching up'...your jars are beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing the decorating tips. Amazing the things you create!

Maija said...

Just beautiful!!

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Love the tip, Thank you Ele.
Sonia

Magnolia Memories08 Seeing With The Heart said...

I love love what you have done to decorate the with
the canisters. It just makes want to make for all over your home. Thanks for the great tips, I am so glad that I came across your blog.