Followers

Friday, 14 February 2014

My 'Happy/Smile' Jar!

Hellooooo!  I had one of these last year and it was lovely to open it up and read all the lovely memories on New Years Eve!  When you look back and think that you have had an awful year it makes you realise that there were some amazing moments!  So when we were asked to have a go with glass paints at The Craft Barn I knew what I wanted to do!  I found a pretty jar in the back of a kitchen cupboard that had had home-made jam in and tarted it up...






I know I can't paint a circle so moving swiftly on...the lid...






and a close up of the tag...






- Thoroughly wash and dry the jam jar. Using the Pebeo Vitrail Paints paint random circle. Leave to dry and apply a second coat. Leave to dry.

- Using a very fine brush or an old pencil apply dots around the circles. When dry paint the top and bottom of the jar.

- Using white card punch out a label with the Woodware Punch and colour with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. Stamp and emboss in Blue Tinsel the Smile quote from PaperArsty Hotpick XT04. Decorate the jar with fancy ribbons, threading the label on as you go.
It is now looking like a ray of sunshine on my sideboard!  So...have you made a 'Happy' jar???

Thank you for taking a look and keep smiling! HUGS xxx



Pebeo Vitrail Discovery Set
Pebeo Vitrail Stained Glass Effect - Old Pink
Woodware Super Punch - Price Label
PaperArtsy Hotpick HPXT04
Stamp n Stuff Embossing Powder - Blue Tinsel
Ribbons

10 comments:

Annie said...

What a lovely idea Karen. You should join in with my Fridays smiles with that gorgeous jar :-)
Hugs,
Annie x

Angelnorth said...

Fun idea and a really bright and cheery project, love it!

cheryl Baker said...

oh hun,this is brilliant,so bright and cheery,you always come up with such,wonderful and creative,ideas,hugs Cherylxxx

Coco said...

That's very lovely and beautiful Karen, I love your jam jar full of happy smile thoughts!!! Love the colours also and your circles and dots!! Big hugs, Coco xxx

Gay Peplow said...

What a fab idea Karin, well done I can see it would be great to read them out at any time, especially if you were feeling a little low!! I love your wonky circles and orange is such a happy colour:D Think I may just go and make one too! You are a very good influence. I hope you're keeping warm and dry! Hugs Gay xxx

Caroline said...

Thats lovely Karen, not used glass paint for ages. Must dig mine out!

Kaz said...

They're abstract circles ;) Love this jar xxx

Kathy said...

A lovely idea Karen. Great, smiley colours too

DIane Warburton said...

Lovely idea. Decorated in a fun style and making your sideboard look fun. Job done very well :-) I hope it brings lots of smiles in January 2015

Traceyr said...

What a fantastic idea Karen - hope your jamjar is full next New Year's Eve. x x :)