Friday, 24 June 2011

Just Magnolia and hAnglar & sTanglar Challenge DT -

Woohoo!! Friday and time for another challenge at Just Magnolia and hAnglar & sTanglar! Our theme this week is butterflies. I have altered a glass jar to turn it into a pot to hold my paper stumps. I keep thinking "I must buy a pot to put them in" and I was washing the recycling (washing rubbish is so crazy LOL!!) when I thought "why buy I'll make one!"

I coloured Tilda with Prismacolor pencils seeing as the pot is for my paper stumps :). I threaded the twine through a wooden flower button painted with crackle paint.

I covered the jar with gorgeous Pink Paislee papers and distressed the edges with walnut stain distress ink and stickles. The gorgeous lace around the top is from my stash and hides the screw top part of the jar. I added some leaves cut with the rose leaf doohickey die and some flowers from my stash.

Here are a couple more butterflies to fit the challenge theme - the little clip with the butterfly on is by Pink Paislee too.

Hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us this week at Just Magnolia and hAnglar & sTanglar challenge! Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the teams gorgeous butterfly creations. Thanks for looking! x


Riet said...

So gorgeous Jane.

Hugs Riet.xx

Jane said...

How spooky!... I am in the middle of altering some jars for the girls to give to their teachers...they don't look anywhere near as good as yours though!

Kylie said...

Stunning Jane! I love this idea :) What a great way to decorate your craft desk and the best bit is - you get to keep it!! Love it!
Hugs, Blondie xx

Loz said...

oh this is gorgeous jane!! I hadn't thought of re-using glass jars for anything other than tomato relish!! :) great idea with the lace to hide the thread... and the comment above is a fabby idea!! I might just have to make some teacher 'thankyou' jars!!! have a lovely wkd♥

Unknown said...

Wow this is stunning.

Jayne A said...

Cute idea. It's really lovely.


Marie-Anne said...

That's a great idea! The pot looks realy stunning.


Lavender and old lace said...

brilliant idea,love it .Dorothy

debby4000 said...

Beautiful and gorgeous Jane.

- - Sheryl - - said...

beautiful - love to re-purpose