Bless You Jars

I’ve seen Bless You Jars at craft shows and on Pinterest and I’ve had them on my to do list for awhile. I finally got around to attempting to make them and they turned out great – so great I gave most of them away.

To make a Bless You jar – you will need a one quart mason jar the ring but not the lid, a small piece of felt, some vinyl letters, chalk paint, spray paint or any acrylic paint that will adhere to glass and metal, mod podge and some twine or raffia, if you decide to add a little embellishment.  I used my Cricut die cutting machine and designed the “Bless You” and scroll using images from my Cricut Design Space program.

For a few of the jars I painted them using chalk paint in various colors, and although not shown in the picture above I did paint the rings black. I would have preferred to spray paint them as it would have been quicker but the evening I decided to start the jars the weather wasn’t cooperating to allow me to spray paint them outside and of course I wanted to do them right away and not wait…lol apparently I have no patience. The black one pictured at the beginning I did spray paint  (in half the time it took me to hand paint the others ~sigh).

Each jar required three coats of paint and one coat of mod podge before adhering the vinyl letters.

I cut rounds of felt and cut an X in each piece in the middle before gluing to the inside of the metal ring. This enables the tissue to pull through one piece at a time. I was a little confused at first on how to fold the tissue to make it come out the top of the jar but after I did it once it clicked and was pretty easy to do for the rest of the jars. Here is a quick tutorial https://youtu.be/ZHgs0phpdqk On how to fold the tissue to fit in the jar, if you don’t figure it out on your own.

I kept the white one for myself and it just so happens it was my favorite one…lol

Which one is your favorite? What other colors do you think would make a wandaful bless you jar?

Bless you jars are A Wandaful Thing.

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Day 8 : Jazzed Up Candles for Christmas from the Dollar Store

Jazzed Up Candles for Christmas

You don’t have to spend a fortune to have amazing Christmas decor. There are so many items you can make with a few simple dollar store items. These candles couldn’t have been easier to make.  The only supplies I needed were two candles and a package of rhinestone stickers.  Under $4.00 and I have two Christmas theme candles to display and enjoy.

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I put the rhinestones on freehand but you could draw or trace the design of your choice and then fill in with some rhinestones.  The great thing about the rhinestones is they come in a variety of colors to match any decor.  I did use a pair of tweezers to put the rhinestones in place. I learned this after I had quite a few rhinestones stuck to my fingers.

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Continue reading Day 8 : Jazzed Up Candles for Christmas from the Dollar Store

Day 7 : Peppermint Bark Oreos

Peppermint Bark Oreo Cookies

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These make great neighbor gifts. They are easy to make and take no time at all. Christmas and peppermint seem to go together and when you combine peppermint with white chocolate and Oreos you have a winning combination.  If you give them to the neighbors they are going to love them, I promise.

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Here is what you need:  Continue reading Day 7 : Peppermint Bark Oreos

Pumpkin Ornament from a Mason Jar Lid

I love pumpkins and every year I try to find a new way to repurpose something old and make it into something new, like some form of a pumpkin.

 

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Pictured above is what I made last year from 4×4’s  that were left behind by the previous owner of our little house. Here is the link to that post if you want to read how I made them

https://awandafulthing.com/2014/09/29/cheap-and-easy-repurposed-wood-for-fall-decor/

This year I saw something on the website “Surviving the Stores” that caught my eye and decided to make my own version of it.

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DIY: Easy Beverage Coasters

Check out this awesome DIY easy beverage coaster.

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I am so lucky that I have some very creative and “crafty” friends and fellow bloggers.  All of the colorful pictures were sent to me by my friend and fellow blogger from You Can Always Start Now.

This is how she made them. Continue reading DIY: Easy Beverage Coasters