Monday, December 13, 2010

Kitchen Jar made VINTAGE FABULOUS! (Tutorial)

If you are thrifty and like to re-purpose everyday household 
items check out this fabulous idea for your glass food jars!
You will need~
Clean glass jar, lace trim and ribbon scraps, burlap scraps, button, adhesive spray, vintage music paper, hot glue and vintage pictures.
Step 1~ Spray the back of your picture using your adhesive spray (outside over a piece of cardboard) to the back of the picture and then hold firmly to the glass jar. I used a large piece of lace to hold the picture on while the spray dried. (Your fingers will get sticky, do not panic).
Step 2~ Hot glue lace trim around the edges of the vintage picture. 
(This step helped me cover any loose picture edges)
Step 3~ Tie a pretty bow with ribbon, layer the bows or ribbon scraps with burlap and then add a cute button in the center!
Step 4~ Roll up a couple of pieces of vintage music paper and tape a tiny piece of tape on edge to keep them rolled. You can also tie the paper with a thin piece of string or ribbon.
You can get very creative with this project and even personalize it for a friend or family member! 
These are also fabulous for storing crafty items such as~buttons, papers, ribbons, florals and glitter.
I love working with old black and white photos. To me, something always seems a bit mysterious about the folks in the photos old fashioned style and way of dress. Their mannerisms and expressions always make me want to know a little bit more about them.
The first old photo album we bought, my husband and I went so far as to try to find the family whose album we came across so we could return it.
Don't you just love finding ways to fluff up your everyday items?!
I will be linking up with
http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com  
http://commonground-debrasvintagedesigns.blogspot.com
http://upintheatticwithpammyj.blogspot.com/
http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/
 http://romantichome.blogspot.com/
Have a beautiful day!
Keep creating!
Hugs,



30 comments:

  1. Love your jars, I am intrigued by old pictures also, I often wonder how they ended up at the thrift store or flea market, especially baby pictures, my favorite

    Carol

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  2. Your blog is one of my favorites. I always get excited when I see that you have posted.

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  3. Hi Olivia, what a great project. Thank you. I just found a wonderful photo of my dad and I fishing...and then here I see this wonderful idea. I need to do this. thank you.
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  4. What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing, I love this.
    Jeanette

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  5. These are Beautiful! Great idea for gift-giving ... thank you for the tutorial!

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  6. Those are gorgeous and I love the rolled up music sheets!

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  7. Olivia, Love the jars. I love using old vintage sheet music for all kinds of things. Haven't figured out how to make ribbon with it yet though.... :)

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  8. Olivia , your jars are beautiful!!

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  9. cute and quick!
    love it

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  10. love how you recycled your jars and gave them a whole new life!! Happy WW!!

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  11. Very cute. I love using old photos that mean something .

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  12. Cute jars, thanks for sharing!
    theresa
    aka:tot

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  13. Thanks for the tutorial Olivia! What a fantastic idea.

    Stopping by from WW, and merry Christmas to you!
    -marie

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  14. Super cute and easy too!!! Love it! Thanks for sharing!
    xo,
    Karen

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  15. I do have to say your blog has become one of my favorites.......what a wonderful tutorial you have shared today.

    Xo

    Jo

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  16. Love these repurposed jars! So pretty.

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  17. loverly! I love using old sheet music, don't you? Thanks for linking up with me - we're like 2 peas in a pod!!!
    xoxo
    Pammy

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  18. Love the jars... their so pretty! Thanks for sharing!!!
    Blessings~~ Daphne

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  19. Love this idea-I may be gathering jars from all over the house-it's defintely my style!

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  20. GREAT IDEA!..our youngest middle name is Olivia!

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  21. Hi Olivia, I have been Beautiful! have a knack for these things that reflect your sensibility! , blessings, Rose Marie

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  22. Absolutely adore this project Olivia...very clever, and it is so cute! Happy Holidays to you.

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  23. How Sweet ~ great idea of the spray adhesive too... Thanks for Sharing ~

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  24. This is fabulous! Your vintage photos are amazing!

    Take care,
    Lisa

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  25. Oh I love this- great idea- they came out so charming! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! Happy Holidays!

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  26. Love these...visiting from VIF :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

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  27. I loved your project for re-purpousing the jars...these days I was busy trying to do something similar, but now I am sure I want to make some more...I loved your final result!!!!
    Blessings, Nadya

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  28. i love your project...beautiful

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Hello Friend! Thank you so much for stopping by! I love to hear your thoughts! Hugs, Olivia

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