Hey everyone! Don't you just love canning jars? I literally have 100's of them in my home, different sizes, different colors, dozens of designs from plain to ornate, and I love every one of them. They are so versatile, you can display them, paint them, drink from them, and store everything from jams to buttons in them. But I have never come across a chipboard canning jar....until Eileen Hull released her "Canning Jars" 3-D die for Sizzix and I'm in heaven once again. These were so much fun to make, and they would become instant crowd pleasers as goody bags, a mini album, (wink), or simply sent as a card paying homage to a summers day! :) Below I'll show you how easy it is to create these, and thanks so much Eileen, for making a die out of one of my most beloved treasures!! I hope you enjoy! :)
so cute huh?
Here's how I made them...
From Sizzix I used the following dies:
Canning Jars 3-D by Eileen Hull
Medallions Decorative Strip by Brenda Walton
Summer Florals Decorative Strip by Brenda Walton
All these dies can easily fit right in your Sizzix Big Shot
Additional supplies needed:
- heavyweight chipboard
- vintage diecuts
- coffee stained muslin
- quilters batting
- hot glue
- tombow power bond adhesive
- wooden accents
- Vintage photo distressing ink
Okay let's get started...
First die cut 2 of each jar, plus lids and center strips out of heavyweight chipboard
Then using a good permanent adhesive, (I really love Tombow's Power Bond), adhere papers to all the sides, then distress with Vintage Photo distressing ink.
Next, folding the center strip where it's scored, adhered it to the center bottom of one of the jars using hot glue, when set, put hot glue on the other edges and adhere the top canning jar to the center strip. Easy Peasy!! :)
Then it's just a matter of embellishing your jar with vintage goodies. I used wooden accents, vintage die cuts and Brenda Waltons Summer Florals die, cutting flowers from quilters batting, then adding buttons.
Then when the fronts were finished, I simply wrapped coffee stain muslin and twine around the "lid" several times then tying it off.
For the smaller jar, I used Brenda Walton's Medallions die and some buttons, vintage tickets and wooden embellishments.
Aren't these sweet? Perfect for summer parties! I just love them
Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great week everyone! :)