Monday, September 2, 2013

Embellished Candy Jar

The last few weeks I've been reorganizing my craft/sewing studio, but I've also been making some time to work on some projects. Here's one I did last week.
Bought three of these candy jars a couple years ago from my local Tractor Supply store. My plan has always been to embellish the tops, and I have finally gotten around to it!
One jar will go in my den/office to hold one of my husband's favorite candies. I opted to use the rug for my color inspiration.
And these are the supplies I pulled out. Flowers and burgundy brad from my stash. Burgundy paper from Club Scrap's Academy kit; ivory from Gimme a Ring.
             I didn't have any navy flowers in my stash, so I inked a white one with Ranger distress ink. Perfect!
Used Nestabilities dies from Spellbinders to create my shapes.
And here are the elements for the lid.
Pierced a hole with my snazzy paper-piercing tool . . .

. . . and glued the layered embellishment onto the lid with Club Scrap bookbinding glue.
And here is the finished jar--changed the brown ribbon to navy to pull out the navy base petals on the flower.

Had two more jars, so I made these to go in my studio. Will probably put ribbon/fibers in them.

My ribbon jars are repurposed Mason jars.
 If you've made it this far, thanks for following the journey from the plain candy jar to embellished candy jar that matches my den. Think I need to go to Tractor Supply to pick up so more candy!


  1. Lisa these are beautiful! Love the tutorial.

  2. Thanks, Julie. It's the first time I've ever done a tutorial--I hope I included everything I should.