Sunday, May 16, 2010

Mason Jar Tea Lights

Today the weather was suppose to be nice and I had planned to be outside doing a little gardening.  But the past two weeks, the weather has been poop, so I opted for an indoor project.  Time to make use of the mason jars I had sitting in the garage.  Just the usual mason jars, and a couple of small preserve jars.
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This is the poor mans way of doing things.  One day, “As God is my witness, I WILL GET A CRICUT !”  But… for now, armed with a bag of Twizzlers, I set out to find images on the net...and of course trace it with a scrap piece of paper, (you get the gist). I gathered up the necessary materials; some twine, a glue stick, some tea lights and some spray frosting.
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I used very small spots of the glue stick to stick my cut outs to the glass jar, (forgot to take pictures of this part) then sprayed with my spray frosting,  (forgot to take pictures).  Wrapped some twine  around the tops of the jars..(forgot to take pictures of this too) 
Ok lets just skip to the end.
I frosted one jar with a Pear.
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A Topiary Tree mason jar tea lights 052a
and a Rooster
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I used an old silver tray I had and some burlap pieces.
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I fully expect to use this outside on the patio, but since the weather hasn’t cooperated, I had to take pictures inside.
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Can’t wait to sit out in the yard under the canopy with a glass of wine and my mason jars a-glowing.

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83 comments:

  1. These are so cute. I've never heard of spray frosting. Do they have it at the craft store? I have tons of jars. I could do this.

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  2. The jars are adorable. I do the same thing with images and I want a cricut too.

    Today is supposed to be nice (sunny and 19)and I'm rarin' to go; time to spruce up the front door.

    Mel

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  3. I love this idea and your pics just show how pretty they are! Beautiful Job!
    Cindy

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  4. Very cool Lisa! I love your ideas, I will steal this one in the future I am sure...now I am on the hunt for mason jars! Have a great day!~

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  5. Beautiful job! I could see this project making some neat little gifts for the holidays. Have to put "spray frosting" on my craft store shopping list.

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  6. Cool idea and I love your designs.

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  7. Wonderful Idea - I just looked at two boxes of jars and wondered what to do with them - thank you!

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  8. This is a very cute idea. I've been saving jars of pasta sauce, salsa, etc. and I want to frost them.

    Lovely!
    Laura

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  9. Ohh - that is too stinkin' cute! I love it! What's spray frosting? I saw the valspar paint can in one of the pictures, but I'm not sure I've seen that before. Very cool!

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  10. These are lovely. I grew up drinking out of mason jars. :-)

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  11. your jars are really neat.. and with a spray can it makes it much easier! I am going to try.
    Thanks for visiting!

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  12. I love these!! I am such a sucker for anything mason jar!

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  13. What a clever idea ~ I would love to have some of these in my backyard with a glass of wine ~ you're totally "younique"..


    Norma
    younique727

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  14. love 'em..e3specially the rooster,, I too have to use the poor mans method as I dont have a cricut yet.. one day maybe i will. But this way works just fine.

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  15. Great Idea! I'm off to get some spray frosting!

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  16. What a great idea, I love these!

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  17. Lovely. You have to get the cricut. It's so cool.

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    1. Guess I'm not in the know...what is a cricut anyway?

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  18. These are freakin' lovely and look so wonderful all lit up! I don't have a Cricut either and I do things as you do, figuring out a way around it. Love the frosty glass, and the twine at the top. This is definitely on my to do list and soon!

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  19. Those make adorable tea light holders! They are so cute.

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  20. These are adorable! I will feature these at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

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  21. Oh, these are just adorable. I love them. What a fantastic idea. Really, really great idea. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

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  22. They are so cute! I love this idea. I did little vases for Teacher's Week this year for my sons' teachers with mason jars and told them that after they were done they could use them as candle holders too! Check mine out!
    http://3sunkissedboys.blogspot.com/2010/05/happy-teachers-week-this-week-is.html

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  23. Very cute! You would be dangerous with a Cricut. I got one off Ebay and saved a mint. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. I've been dreaming of the day I will be able to call myself a cricut owner, but alas, I will resort to regular old scissors for awhile yet. Love this idea!

    Featured on www.rebecca-youcandoit.blogspot.com on Thursday :)

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  25. I was just checking these out last night! These are very fun I am so glad you linked them up to Be Inspired today!

    Chelsea

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  26. LOVE it... what a great idea. I think you did a great job working without a circut ( I wish I had one too). I'd love to put some of these on my back patio... just lovely!

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  27. Love this awesome idea! Please come and participate in my Centerpiece Wednesday going on right now. This idea is fabulous!

    Karin

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  28. Simple and lovely make a winning combination; thanks for sharing this project!

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  29. This makes such a HUGE IMPACT!!! A wonderful project. Thank you for the excellent tutorial and for sharing your marvelous creativity at the Boardwalk Bragfest!

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  30. Hi Lisa...

    Girl, you are so clever and talented! I just adore these frosted mason jars...they turned out fabulous!!! Ohhh...I really want to try my hand at these! Anyway, they make for a beautiful table centerpiece...so pretty all lit up! I was also admiring your pretty watering can with the flowers...awesome!!! Thank you for sharing the "how to's" for the frosted jars with us...and your centerpiece...love it!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  31. So cool! I esp. love the rooster jar:)i cannot wait to make this easy craft!

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  32. I can't wait to try this. I have some mason jars and twine already in my stash. Just need the frost paint which I am sure I can find at the hardware store just down the street. If they turn out for me, I have a new thing to look for at garage sales and thrift stores: mason jars!!

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  33. What an outstanding and cute idea!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  34. This is so cute! I'm gonna hang them all around my oak tree this summer. Thanks but I need to get spray frosting???! I'm clueless. White paint?

    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  35. what a great idea! i see mason jars all the time at good will.... going to have to get some!

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  36. They look lovely! I don't own a cricut either so I always draw on my computer screen too!

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  37. Love em!!! Come plant your creative seeds at my blog party on Fridays: Plant a Punkin Seed at Punkin Seed Productions.

    Hope to see you there!

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions

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  38. I love this idea. So rustic. Thanks for the idea.
    Tamber
    Colorful Cravings

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  39. Found you through Fingerprints on the Fridge. LOVE the mason jars!

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  40. I LOVE this idea! I will have to try this, as I have about 50 mason jars sitting in my basement, and a newly finished patio, hmmmmmm...

    P.S. I would rather just see a before and after picture, than 10 in-the-process pics, lol!!

    Stop on over for a visit!
    Blessings,
    Cara

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  41. They look great! Enjoy your wine with them flickering in the background!! Sounds lovely!

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  42. So sweet and clever!

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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  43. Love your new take on these jars, and the galvanized flower container in the background is wonderful!!
    Debra

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  44. Fabulous idea. I have a few jars like that here-I might give your idea a try. Thanks!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  45. Such a great idea!! I love the jars......Kathy

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  46. Very cute! Looks like a great way to use all those jars in my garage!

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  47. Visiting from ASPTL - these are fantastic! I love frosted glass spray! I don't have a Cricut either but I make do with my trusty razor blade, cardstock, and repositional spray adhesive. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do, right? :)

    Hannah

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  48. Cute, cute, CUTE!! Thanks for the great idea!

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  49. Oh my, these are too darn cute! CAn't stop staring at these pics!

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  50. What a clever and funny lady you are, I love your humor and I think the jars are simply divine. Your entire blog is wonderful!
    Hope you come by and visit my chocolate world.
    Have a great weekend.
    Joanie

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  51. Those are so lovely! I can totally see a collection of those in my backyard!

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  52. WOW!! These turned out great..

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life As Lori. Please join me next week for another great party.

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  53. I love Mason Jars! Those are the cutest ever! And I love how you showed us that you don't have to have a Cricut to get this project done! ;-)
    I'm a Cricut wantabe too!
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    ~Liz

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  54. These are enchanting! Thanks so much for the fun idea - If it is ok I posted this pix and a link back to your blog on my garden blog at http://bucketideasforgardening.blogspot.com/2010/05/links-to-posts-with-great-yard-art.html

    Thanks for sharing! Paula from Idaho

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  55. I LOVE it! YOur comment about the cricut cracks me up! I think that on and off too! I love how these turned out!

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  56. Hi Lisa!

    I wanted to thank you again for linking your project to the Boardwalk Bragfest. I also wanted to let you know that I featured your project on the blog, and you can see it here:

    http://wwwbobbypinsboardwalk.blogspot.com/

    Please feel free to grab a "featured" button! I hope to see you again this week!

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  57. I'm glad Jan featured you so I could find your blog. These jars really turned out great....and your pictures are stunning!! I have several old jars sitting around that could use this treatment.
    Jane

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  58. This is such a great project. I have been thinking of using mason jars to start storing some craft supplies and this might be the perfect way to jazz them up a bit. I really like the subtlety of the frost. It would be great etched as well.

    I like that you are kicking it old school-I think that tracing paper and an exacto knife is the way to go.

    Thanks,
    Tricia Leafytreetopspot.blogspot.com

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  59. I wanted to let you know that I will be featuring this at Life As Lori during my Get Your Craft on Thursday. If you would like to stop by and grab my I was featured button please do. so.

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  60. I love these!! Thanks for posting them on FTF!

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  61. I love this idea- they're so pretty! Now I know for sure why I haven't gotten rid of those jars I've kept!! :)

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  62. Super super super cute! And easy! Thanks for sharing!

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  63. Love it! I have been wanting to find large jars and do something like this for canisters in my pantry!

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  64. I just wanted to let you know that I tried your super cute idea, so did my best friend- we used the Cricut to cut out an apple die-cut with vinyl to make teacher gifts. I think it's great that you showed how to do it without one, since a lot of people don't, and I think feel that they can't do those cute things without one. How cool for you to show that it's possible to live craft without it(despite how cool they are :) ) Anyhow, I gave credit to you in my blog where I posted my version of your Mason Jar project, so people can come check out your great blog. Thanks for the fun ideas- I love Mason Jars! http://craftykat-mycraftyplayground.blogspot.com/

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  65. I have been saving some jars for just the right idea...thanks for the spark to get it going!

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  66. i absolutely love this idea. such a crisp clean look. They turned out FANTASTIC!! great mother's day gift!!
    Amy
    www.SistersoftheWildWest.blogspot.com

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  67. A D O R A B L E ! ! Why am I only discovering your blog NOW????? Love it!

    TFS!

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  68. What a great post! I really enjoyed reading this. Thank you for sharing this valuable information with us. I have bookmarked this site and will be sure to check for updates. Keep up the good work!

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  69. Where exactly you actually confused me ended up being in the specifics...

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  70. So, I think I read above how you did the silhouettes. I know there's a way to change the image into black and white and then you can have a silhouette image. Is there a trick to it?

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  71. I love them and I forget to take pictures all the time :) Going to have to try to make these!

    margaret from http://margaret-movingforward.blogspot.ca/

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  72. These are so cute & I love how they turned out!

    Tomorrow I'm hosting a crafting link party and the featured supply this week is mason jars. This project would fit in perfectly! I'd love for you to link it up here.

    Danielle at Framed Frosting

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  73. I love this idea! I also love that you made this project without a Cricut -- I don't have one either, so I am glad you showed how to do a really DIY way to get your designs!

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  74. Pretty sweet and easy candle holder project. They came out looking great! Thank you for sharing!

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