Friday, March 18, 2011

More Projects

In the hustle and bustle of this week and trying to get ready for the big *something* on Saturday (I'll explain on Sunday), I came across several blogs that inspired me to make a few projects-which I just had to make before Saturday! Because life not being hectic isn't fun! :) Here is what I came up with.

Kissing Balls aka Pomanders (as seen here):
Super easy. Just like I like it. It became even easier for me because the original tutorial said to hand punch all the flowers, but I happen to have my sister's Cricut so I used that and just picked a cute flower and cute hundreds of them in various colors. I was going for hydrangea colors. They would be really cute with a ribbon loop attached so they could hang from a mantel or something too. hmmmm...
Adding the flowers--I was fortunate to find pins that had pearlized heads at JoAnn's. So pretty!
And because I needed a super cute way to display them (well, I did, didn't I?), naturally I made something. I've been secretly coveting the beautiful apothecary jars that seem to be everywhere, but I've never bought any because I feel like I can't justify $40-$60 for a pretty jar. But I want them, badly. Then this blog article came to the rescue! I love beautiful crafts made from junk, er, stuff at the dollar store! Think I just might have found a new favorite blog!

Apothecary Jars:
Unfortunately, my local dollar store didn't have anything that would work, so I headed to Wally-World and picked up these--all for $23!
After I cleaned the jars, but before I started gluing.
Waiting for the glue to cure. It's hard leaving them alone for 24 hours!!
Aren't they lovely?! I do want to make lids for them. But I'll do that later when I have more time.
Happy Birthday Banner:
So I wanted to make a cute Birthday Pennant Banner to go on my Holiday Tree. Here is what I came up with.

I went through my paper stash for cute patterned cardstock and then cut out the pennant shapes using the cricut.
Using Make the Cut to cut the pennant patterns
I laminated the outside of the pennant shapes to protect them as well as make them stiffer. Then I took the shapes, ran them through my Xyron sticker maker and folded it over the ribbon.

I took some letter stickers I had in my stash and put them on coordinating colored cardstock. I used a pop-dot to adhear the letters to the pennant.

TA DA! So adorable!


  1. I just found your blog and am your newest follower. The jars are fab! Thanks for the great inspiration.

  2. Those pomanders and apothecary jars are so so cute! Love them!


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