Thursday, April 19, 2012

Altered Jar

The challenges I'm submitting this jar to were perfect to give me the push I needed to get a couple things off my desk.  I've had this jar sitting for a couple weeks now, just waiting for me to do something with it.  And the cameo was off of a hair tie purchased at least a year and half ago!!  It was time to use them, and I love the way this little jar came together.

All of the flowers were made by me.  The lid is a screw on style lid, and I love how wrapping the twine around the edge made it so easy to grip.

The jar lid was painted with primer, then with a mixture of white metallic paint with a drop of turquoise.  After that dried, I painted a thick coat of Rock Candy on (just the top) to get the crackle effect.  

I will be using the jar to hold the end pieces of ribbon that don't like to stay on their spools.  I wrap them on a round top clothes pin to keep them from getting tangled and knotted.

Materials Used:
  • Coconut oil jar: cleaned well
  • Hair tie from Dollar Tree
  • Green, Pink, Light Pink, Heritage Red Cardstock
  • EK Success punches: Retro Flower, flower
  • The Paper Studio punch: leaf (part of a 5 pack)
  • Jute Mesh (Burlap) Ribbon*
  • elements hemp jewelry cord
  • plastic beads (unknown brand)
  • key charm (unknown brand)
  • Anita's White Metallic Craft Paint
  • American Acrylic Paint: Indian Turquoise
  • Distress Crackle Paint: Clear Rock Candy*
  • Faux SuedeRuffled Edge Ribbon: White*
  • Rope King Twisted Jute Twine
  • Zva Creative self adhesive gems 
  • hot glue [gun]



  1. What a lovely must be so chuffed! I'm goin' to use a swear word, here......I BOUGHT a very pretty jar, last year, while on holiday....and it cost £22.00! Not nearly as pretty as your little lovely, though ;p

  2. this is sooo sweet, jars and tins are my favorite thing to alter...have a super weekend!

    enjoy *~*

  3. This is lovely! What a great idea! Thanks for joining us at Divas. Laura x

  4. Beautiful project, the flowers are gorgeous ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

  5. Oh Sara, this is so sweet 'n shabby - I just love it. Your handmade flowers are exquisite and I love how you painted the top of the jar - so pretty! The burlap looks fantastic wrapped around the jar. Thanks so much for providing a link to my shop too - that was very sweet of you.

    So happy to have you playing along with us again for our repurposed art challenge at Frilly and Funkie!


  6. Sara,

    I am in awe of your talent. This altered jar is beautiful and would add charm to any decor. I wish I were as creative with my clutter!

    Your Friend,

  7. Such a pretty altered jar! The little floral bouquets really add a lovely layer! Thank you for joinint us at Frilly and Funkie.

  8. ooh this is so pretty and a fab idea for storing the ribbon
    Thanks for joining us at Divas this week's
    Lisa x

  9. This is so pretty, love this style.

  10. WOW... I love this repurposed jar! Thank you for sharing it with us at the Frilly and Funkie!


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