Monday, July 08, 2013

Yarn And Lace Jars

So I have a love for jars,
any kind of jar,
short, tall, big, small ....


When my family has spaghetti I tend to keep the sauce jar,
when my spices run out, I keep the jars,
if the strawberry syrup jar is empty it goes straight to my craft room 
(after being washed of course).

I guess you could call me a jar hoarder :)


Jars come in handy for so many things 
and they are perfect for giving flowers to someone 
because you don't have to worry about getting the "vase" back.

So instead of keeping the jars plain,
lets add some character to them.

You will need:

yarn
lace
hot glue gun and glue
jar


First apply the lace with hot glue to the bottom and top of the jar;
this keeps the yarn from slipping off.

Then apply a dot of hot glue to the jar and press the yarn onto the glue.
Wrap the jar with the yarn  (keeping the yarn tight) 
and apply a dab of hot glue sporadically on the jar as you go.

I added lace to the pink jar after I finished wrapping it.


For the black jar I applied lace at the bottom and the top
then added a pretty lace flower with a button and sparkly gem.



To make the lace flower just hand-sew a gather stitch along the top edge of some lace.
Pull the thread to form a circle/flower and sew the ends together.
Hot glue the flower onto the jar.


So start saving your jars - there are plenty of pretty uses for them :)
Enjoy your day, blogging friends!


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30 comments:

Delvalina said...

They are absolutely adorable dear sister.

I was wondering other day about the jars here so maybe I could use this idea.

Thank you for sharing the idea.


Love and been praying for you.

Blessing
Delvalina

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Stephanie,
I really love the way you decorated the jars! They look so pretty. I love your blog, it is so nice. Have a great day.
Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

Julie Marie said...

Those are sooo pretty Stephanie!... I thought I was the only one who saved jars!... I also save cans and tins... a whole cupboard full of them!... but you are right, they come in handy for so many things!... my favorite bouquet ever was from a friend named Pam who gave me some of her Sweet Peas in an old (not vintage, just used and cleaned) Libby's pumpkin can with the label still on it... it was beautiful!... you are so creative, I just love seeing everything you make!... wishing you a beautiful beginning to a brand new week... xoxo Julie Marie PS... thanks so much for asking about my hand... I am fine now!...

Debbie Harris said...

I love the black one!! Very nice. I have enjoyed the one you made for me a while back.

I liked Julie Marie's idea on the pumpkin tin with the label still on, very creative in deed! I can see you doing that some day. :)

Have a beautiful day!

Love you

Hope said...

Hi Stephanie,

Very pretty...I am always amazed at all the things you make. Do you sell your crafts or give them away as gifts?

:)Hope

Alexandra Marie said...

Those are so cute!! They would make for darling centerpieces!Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog <3 Alex

tobebeautifulingodseyes.blogspot.com

janice15 said...

Well at least you do something with them Mom just keeps piling them up..lol and every now and then I have to throw some out without her knowing .. Happy Monday Stephanie..with love Janice

Sarah Louise said...

I always save my jars, but then never make anything out of them!! I love the idea of making vases. The ones you have made are so, so, so pretty! You really have a keen eye for putting things together and making something wonderful. Beautiful. x

Teri said...

Hello Stephanie...such a sweet and charming idea! I hope that your week is filled with sweet pleasures and simple blessings! Hugs ♥ Teri

Gina said...

Stephanie, I love jars too! I gravitate towards Mason Jars and unique jam type jars. :-)

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Stephanie, that is so clever and cute and GREAT way to repurpose everyday-use jars.

Love it.

Thanks for your visit! Have a wonderful week!

Karen Frost said...

These are so cute, Stephanie! I confess that I am a jar saver, too and always looking for new uses. My daughter decorates with a lot of black - French style- and she would love the black jar. Her birthday is soon and I will make her one of your sweet jars! Hugs, xoxo

Sujana said...

Hey Stephanie, lovely jars ther. Loved ur style a lot. U r such a crafty person. It's been a while since I stopped by, but dint miss any of ur guest bloggers' post too. It was wonderful.
N thanks for ur lovely words always

Kate M said...

I tend to keep jars for so long, then send them for recycling when I can't think what to do with them. You have made them into super vases - great idea
xx

Little Susie Home Maker said...

I love your idea! I am a bit of a jar lover myself. I have such a hard time ever letting go of any empty jar. I wondered if maybe I have some kind of sickness? LOL! Well, if I do it makes me feel better to know that I am not alone! You have made these really pretty. And I love the yarn, that is something else I hoard... I mean collect! LOL! Perfect idea for me to implement! Thank you so very much!!!
Blessings,
Susie

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Stephanie - I love embellished jars - these are beautiful - I hope you have a blessed week,
Kathy

Ana Lopes said...

Hi dear Stephanie, I love how your jars turned out! Lovely details, the lace flower is adorable!
Hope you have a good week!
Hugs smiles from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Clara said...

Nice idea Stephanie and very pretty. I used to save jam jars. The ones with the pretty checked tops. Have a great week'
~Clara

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

Very pretty, Stephanie.

P.S. I've been on a blogging break {see recent post}, but I'm back and ready to read!

Everyday Things said...

I always save my coffee jars, but Ive never thought of maming them so pretty as you have done here!

Stephanie, youre a genius when it comes to these pretty ideas!

SarahGeorge said...

Hi Stephanie,
Thanks for sharing with us, such a cute idea to decorate jars. I used to save my son's baby food jars and other such jars. But at one point had to throw them away because of space constraint!. But after seeing your pretty idea, I think I would better save them :). Love your visits and sweet comments :).
Have a lovely day.

Something Special said...

Oh I love that idea, and I watched my daughter do that same thing to some little glass vases. Thanks for your sweet comment at Something Special.

Andrea said...

Hi Stephanie. That is such a pretty craft! I remember doing the yarn around a jar years ago, but would've never thought of adding something like lace.

Never thought of frying green tomatoes. But thanks, that might be a good idea this year. Our tomatoes are very late. That means we will have lots of green tomatoes come fall.

Enjoy your day!

Conniecrafter said...

Ha ha, oh my reading your first part on saving jars that could have been me writing that.... I finally had no more room so I took them to the recycle center but I may just have to start saving again ;) These are so pretty and the black and white is very elegant too, thanks for sharing all your good ideas!

Jazzmin said...

I think it's a special thing to love something like this, to collect it and make neat things. Jars are one of my loves too! I hadn't thought that much about decorating them... I love mason jars the most, but not nearly as many as I'd like, but I think it would be so neat to decorate them like this. Yours turned out so lovely!!

You sound a lot like my Mama by the way- she often keeps our sauce jars from the store when they're empty.

I hope you have a blessed evening!!
Love and hugs to you, Stephanie♥

Shannon Barefoot said...

I absolutely LOVE these!! :)

vintage grey said...

Love your beautiful jars!! So pretty and sweet!! Lace always adds such a lovely touch!! Have a wonderful day! xo Heather

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Gosh they are just so beautiful! Great job

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are so cute! You have so many great ideas and a beautiful blog. I love the beautiful illustrations and scriptures on your side bar! Hugs!

Kat White said...

Wow Stephanie great minds think alike I did this very same thing to my candle that I bought and wanted the words to not show. I will have to post that I turned into a darling display, it's pretty cute actually.

I love what you did the colors are pretty as well.

Hugs

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