Showing posts with label mason jar ideas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mason jar ideas. Show all posts

Feb 6, 2016

MASON JAR MINI PLANTERS


Super simple idea here ya'll. If you like little mason jars as much as I do, you may like this.

I started off with these clear, plain and simple little cute Mason Jars.

And sometimes, instead of clear, I use the these ones I hand stain.

I just took some little new growths of  "Hen & Chicks," (I think, no idea really about names, but someone told me they were) separated them,


 added some more good ground dirt to the jar


 and stuck them in their very own mason jar.


That was pretty much all there was to it.
Now I know this doesn't give the little plantings much room, but I don't mind transplanting them on down the road into something larger.  


But as for now, I am loving having the little brown, grubby jar sitting on my desk.




I even stuck one in this cute little dish I found at a flea market.
I love it!


Happy Crafting Ya'll,
~Lisa

 If you want to see I tinted the clear mason jars blue and various other colors, click here.
 Or how I made the jars n' things grubby, click here, for the previous post.

Sep 10, 2015

MASON JAR RING PUMPKINS with FREE LINKUP

MASON JAR RING PUMPKINS
Hey ya'll!
Time for some more Fall crafts to get us geared to the cooler months a comin'!
Here's some cute pumpkins I recently made out of some old, leftover Mason Jar Rings.


It's a pretty easy craft and all you really need is:
-Mason Jar Rings (save the lids too!)
-Twine
-An acorn
-Glue (I use E-6000 found at Walmart)
-Cinnamon colored paint (optional)

Okay, lets get out our Mason jar rings. 
Here's my big ole wooden slat, bushel basket full of the ones I save:

If you don't have any on hand, just grab a few boxes at any Dollar General or Walmart. They have tons in store now because it's canning season. And they are only about $2.00 a box or so of 24.

Now grab you a roll of some type of twine or wire if you have any. I use this basic jute, twisted twine for about all of my crafts anymore. It is like $2.00 a roll at the Dollar General.



Alrighty, now on to the stringing of the lids.
Just basically just take a bunch of lids, facing the same way, and string them onto your twine.  Don't cut your twine yet until you know how big you want to make your pumpkin.  

For one of my pumpkins I used the Large mouth rings and for the other smaller one, I used the regular size rings.
Here's my sister holding it up for a pic.
It will probably take more than you are thinking of in your mind. Mine did. But the fuller it is, the better it looks.

After you get a bunch strung on it and rounded up how you like, just kinda tie the twine together to give it a strong hold.




Be sure to leave enough twine hanging out, before you cut it, to make as a cute looking vines!

And then just take you a pine cone and glue it in place right in the center top. 
 Make like a good stem.
You can buy a bag of pine cones and plastic pumpkins at the Dollar Mart right now for a $1.00. A cute variety bag!

And then just go and sort of dry brush you on some streaks of cinnamon colored craft paint to about every other ring.  Not too much color, just enough to give it a bit of something.  Kind of rub the brush off on some paper before using it.  Because you really don't want too thick of a coat. Just kind of streak it on.
After this pic, I took my finger and rubbed off some of the orange to give it a more worn look.
And that is about all there is to this cute Mason Jar Ring Pumpkin craft!

Here's a few more pics of them:





Hope ya'll liked this cute little Mason Jar Ring Pumpkin idea. I wish I could take the credit for it, but I can't. I first saw it on Pinterest.  But whoever did come up with it first was a genius!

Have a craft related post you'd like to share in my linkup below? Share away! & See ya'll next time,
~Lisa

Aug 21, 2015

Mason Jar Soap Dispeners


I made some of these Mason Jar Soap Dispensers a few years ago, but in a different style, for my craft booth.
These I made in 2013 with cute homespun and wooden stars & rusty bells.

 And still today, they are great sellers.
I guess mainly because of the cool, Mason jars. They are just so country and cute, everyone seems to love them. I know I sure do.

Here is the basics of how I made these and what you may need.
-Ball Jars
-Soap Pump Dispenser 
(I bought the pre-made plastic ones with hand soap already in them, just toss the plastic container.) 
-Screwdriver and Hammer
-E-6000 Glue

This is the $1.00 Silk brand soap bottle I bought so I could get the foaming pump for one of them.
In the pic below, I'd already punched a whole and put the pump in the mason lid though.
Here is where I needed a screwdriver to start the hole.
I made sure to lay it outside right on top of a crack between the boards,
so that when it went through, it would hit the crack.
 A drill would have worked, but I didn't have one handy and my husband was at work.
But the screwdriver, hammer and pliers did the job.
 After the first couple punches.
 And then I started using the pliers to pinch it away and make the hole bigger.
 It really only took about 4 or 5 minutes. The lid metal peals back pretty easily.
And then after I got the hole the right size, (remember, this one above is for a foaming pump which is a lot bigger than the regular ones,) I needed to glue it in place.
 Place the glue on the plastic and let it get all over the metal lid too.
I needed to use a very strong holding glue, so I went with the E-6000 from Walmart. The only
thing with that glue is that it needs to sit and cure for around 24 hours. So glue it and get on to other crafts for a bit.

And here it is from the front.
OH, POINT OF INTEREST!
Notice my lids and rims are almost black. That is because I bought some Rustoleum spray paint and previously sprayed them a Rubbed Bronze color.

I just didn't like the shiny gold, regular rims for these jars.
 They are a deeper, metallic, rubbed color in person. Way prettier than this pic looks.

Then just fill up the jar, after letting that dry for 24 hours,
 and stick the metal ring on to hold it in place.
And you are done.
 And here that one is:

I finished it off with jut twine and a grungy tag I previously made.

And then for the red one, I used one of those pre-made lids especially made for Ball jars.
Here is how it looks.
Here is the lid out of the pack. I got it at a Burkes Outlet store for a little over $2.00, but it wouldn't be cost worthy to buy lots of these for that price. So I will stick to making my own like above.
I just had to pick a cute color for the soap, my kitchen is red, so  I found some $1.00 Apple Crisp shampoo and used that.

Just fill and stick it together.
 And that is all for that one!





Notice this soap looks watery. It's because it is the foam dispenser pump.
A very cute Mason Jar craft to do!
I am keeping one of the red ones for my kitchen!

See ya'll next time!
~Lisa