Friday, April 21, 2017

How to Decorate and Re-Purpose a Mason Jar... or any Jar

Hello and Happy Friday!

It's a good day for working outside so that's what I did this morning.

I am in watering gear. It's a little early this year by about two to three weeks.

Spring here in the mountains is not the loveliest place but one has much hope 

when you add water and wait on the sun to work it's magic.

 Soon you see green wonders popping up everywhere!

I want to go out every morning to check on them all.

Today I wanted to show you an easy project. If you have mason jars or any 

other kind of jar sitting around, you may not want to get rid of them.

They can easily be used to make a vase or they can be used in place of gift bags

to hold those special items that you want to give to someone!

They can also be used as desk top containers for 

paint brushes, markers, pens, or cooking utensils in the kitchen.

I'm sure you could come up with other uses as well.
Acrylic paint works really well!

Choose your color and then apply two coats as you follow

the directions on the container for drying time. 

If you like the distressed look, take a piece of sand paper and

gently go over the places you would like to distress.

Then comes the fun part of embellishing in any style 

or theme that you want!

You could use sea shells, paper crafting cutouts or paper flowers. 

The possibilities are endless. 

Just have fun being creative! The materials for this 

project are very inexpensive and it's a simple project.

What have you been doing?

Besides, working on cleaning up and de-cluttering, I made 

some whole wheat bread.

I will share my recipe sometime.
 We've had some very beautiful sunrises lately!
 This is over looking our little town in the early morning hours.

Jeff and I have been watching the crown. A very inspirational and interesting

series on Netflix. It's about the life of the current Queen Elizabeth. 

I highly recommend it if you enjoy history.

Thank you so much for coming by.

I appreciate you all so much.

 I wish you a very lovely weekend~

Tamara xo


Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

Hi Tamara, the mason jar turned out beautifully, I love how you embellished it. The sunrise is beautiful overlooking your little town, how I would love to live there. I have never seen The Crown but it sounds like something I would like to see one day. Enjoy your weekend!

Junkchiccottage said...

Love the Mason jar. Sooooo pretty. Hope all is going well for you. The sunrise is gorgeous. Yes please share your wheat bread recipe with us. Have a good weekend.

Jeff LeFevre said...

The Mason jar is very pretty. I enjoy reading your posts and the pictures are always beautiful! <3

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hello Tamara, thanks for your lovely visit to my blog! Oh I love the jar and how pretty it looks in pink! Those photos are just beautiful of the scenery where you live. Take care and be well.
Julie xo

handmade by amalia said...

That is a beautiful jar. I like the idea of using it for gift giving and people can then put it to good use. And thank you for the lovely email you sent me, Tamara, it warmed my heart.