Make Your Own Apothecary Jar

Make Your Own Apothecary Jar

  Dollar Store Challenge I have a thing for jars.  Not just Mason Jars….any jar.  I have a big box in my garage full of spaghetti sauce jars, jam jars, iced coffee jars….just about any jars you can think of.  I love them and can’t bear to get rid of a good jar.   For this little apothecary jar I started with two items from the Dollar Tree ~ a candleholder and a small, decorative lidded jar. I made it {Read More}

Holiday Mason Jar Craft Linky Party


I hope you’ve enjoyed all of the Holiday Mason Jar Inspiration over the last 2 days. I shared my Vintage Shabby Chic Mason Jar with a little lantern that really lights up {it’s the coolest thing!} and below are all of the other Mason Jar Projects and a complete list of the links to see them all for yourself!   1. Free Pretty Things For You 2. The Cottage Market 3. The Shabby Creek Cottage 4. The Country Chic Cottage 5. The Gunny Sack 6. The New York Melrose Family 7. Cupcakes and {Read More}

Shabby Chic Christmas Mason Jar

Shabby Chic Holiday Mason Jar

Mason Jars, Shabby Chic and Christmas ~ to me, that’s the perfect combination.  I have recently realized how awesome Mason Jars are.  I have always saved glass jars for ‘stuff’ but didn’t realize it was a trend or that other people did it until the explosion of Mason Jar Awesomeness I’ve been seeing. With the Holidays quickly approaching {it’s almost like whiplash how fast it seems to come…and go!} it’s time to start thinking about decorating and gift giving and {Read More}

Mason Jar Planter


I have used Mason Jars for as long as I can remember for all sorts of ‘stuff’ ~ holding fresh cut flowers, ribbon, rubber bands, pencils, pens, silverware, etc., but never for a living plant. The other day I was out and saw these beautiful white mums. I bought them with every intent of putting them in a regular planter but when I got home and came in through the garage I spied a big Mason Jar…and a bag of {Read More}

Mason Jar Easter Basket, Cotton Candy Peeps and an Easter Basket Rainbow

Easter Basket Rainbow 2

This is a post filled with color.…and lots of fresh, squishy Peeps! This would be so cute for an Easter table display or on a buffet ~ I used some margarita glasses, filled them with little puffs of cotton candy and plopped some Peeps right into the center. I like symmetry and when things in my life are color coded ~ I have no idea why….everything just seems to make more sense.  I don’t have any daughters but I love {Read More}

Halloween Treat Jar with Ghost and Pumpkin Peeps

Halloween Peep Jar @ Cupcakes and Crinoline

  Last year I saw the cutest little jar filled with Marshmallow Ghosts and I knew I wanted to make something similar to give this year as a hostess gift to my niece.  We go to her house  for the kids to Trick or Treat together every year and we have dinner and games….such a fun time, so I made this little jar to give to her ~it was so easy and I love the results. Materials needed: Jar or {Read More}

Let’s Party DIY Style With Martha Stewart Glass Paints

Martha Stewart Glass Paint Serving Glass and Drink Jars

Did you know that you can create your own customized glass or ceramic items quickly and easily?  Well, you can using Plaid’s new Martha Stewart Glass Paint. I save glass that I find interesting for future use and/or projects.  For this project I used some iced coffee bottles, a purchased drink pitcher, vase, candle holder and plate. I used the following Plaid Martha Stewart Glass Paint products: Paints:  Metallic Opaque in Rose Gold, Fine Glitter Translucent in Florentine Gold, Gloss Transparent in Monarch Orange, Gloss Opaque {Read More}

Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts


Mother’s Day is almost upon us.  This year it is May 10th-ONE-1-one-week form this Sunday! I found some great links for Mother’s Day gifts that will keep your pocketbook intact while letting Mom {or Grandma} know you love her and are thinking of her and if your Mom is anything like my mom was, she would encourage you to save money. I made this bath salt jar back in September and it was so easy.  I bought a jar at {Read More}

Decorative Diffuser-Homemade & Inexpensive


I love candles but good ones are expensive and with small children safety is an issue.  A nice, fragrant, decorative alternative to candles are diffusers but they can also be expensive.  I like to use what I have on hand recycling items that might otherwise be thrown away and this diffuser fits the bill.  I had been saving a small glass jelly jar that I liked because of it’s square shape but was not sure what to do with it {Read More}

Pink, Lace, Glitter and a Candle

Candle Holder Lit

    I love pink.  I love lace.  I love glitter….and well, candles…I love those, too.  I guess it is obvious by now that it does not take much to make me happy.  The “take with you” craft for today is a candle holder.  I am thinking ahead to Christmas gift giving.  This is definitely something you could produce multiples of inexpensively and make each a little different if you so desire.      Materials:  Glass container (I used a mason {Read More}

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