Monday, December 28, 2009

A snowy day project

I purchased this little set of glass bottles at The Christmas Tree Shop a couple years ago. The have done their time sitting on the kitchen windowsill holding stems of various flowers. I decided it was time to make something better out of it.

I gave them a (much needed) washing, used some heavy gauge wire, burlap and my Cricut (my wonderful hubby bought me for Christmas) and turned that sad little set of jars into this too-cute-for-words photo holder!

It's hard to see in the photo, but there just happened to be 6 jars - and 6 letters in the word "FAMILY". Coincidence? I think not! I'm looking around the house for something to put inside the jars so the letters "pop" a little more - any suggestions? I'm linking up to


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  1. So cute!

    How about tinsel? Or just shredded white paper so that the letters show up.

    Or fake snow!

    You could go a lot of directions with this, but the bottom line is that you are very clever. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I vote fake snow. I'm jealous--I would love to have some of those. Could you change what you put in them with the season?

  3. You could do shredded paper. Since they are holder pictures it might be cute to put old rolls of film in the jars, silver tinsel. You could change it out for different seasons or holidays.

  4. very cute! you did a nice job. lucky you to get a cricut! :)
    Happy New Year!

  5. I got a cricut, too! Aren't they wonderful!! Love the idea!

  6. So pretty and simple but perfect. I will have to try this. THANKS FOR SHARING AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

  7. I love those jars! Fake snow would work or maybe some old marbles or buttons? That might work too! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :-)

  8. Perfect! Sand or fake snow?? I like the buttons idea from the person above me, too :)

  9. Love it! You are soooo clever! Love you!
    PS. You need a one color thing, like cotton or something so the letters pop!

  10. I love them--simple and make an impact, What about epsom salt or rock salt?

  11. How cute and clever!!

    the shredded paper would work for year round- just change the color with the season!



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