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Old 10-16-2002, 09:18 PM
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Hi Heddy! Welcome to the boards! It's a great place to be. I find myself getting addicted to it. Thanks for the idea on the baby jars. I have just started to really get serious about brainstorming on those so I haven't come up with a lot of ideas yet but that one is great. I'll have to add it to my list. Thanks again!
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Old 10-17-2002, 06:22 AM
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Lightbulb sewing kit gift idea

hello to everyone.

just a quick thought- how about taking a baby food jar or a small jar- painting it and adding a homemade pincushion on top (fabric-fiberfill-ribbon) and putting a small sewing kit or supplies in it- i was thinking -pins-mini scissors-mini spools of thread-a snag repairer(puller)-a few buttons-needles-iron on hem tape-fabric glue-etc. (mainly emergency sewing items)

might need to make small samples of each from larger items or find a good supplier for the mini sewing kits-maybe a dollar store or walmart? some of these larger items are inexpensive when on sale at jo-ann's fabrics.
hope this helps someone out for a gift idea-i think it is a very thoughtful,practical gift for a teacher-co-worker-etc.

sincerely-sheila ann anderson
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Old 10-17-2002, 07:46 AM
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Great Idea Shelia, the sewing kit jar would also make a great gift for kids going off to college...never know when they might have to sew on a button! Wide mouth canning jars with lids would work great.

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Old 10-17-2002, 12:33 PM
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I have always been fasinated by jars. Old canning jars, the blue ones and all shapes and sizes. My grand daughter did a jar for her college apt this fall. We had made a trip to the west coast and spent some time at the ocean. Of course, they gathered shells and drift wood. I gave her one of my old jars (I mean old) it was one with the glass top and wire holding it on. She placed her shells in along with the drift wood. arranging it so they all looked nice and is using it as part of the decoration in her apt. She is into light houses too so this goes real well together. She was going to put a little raffia or something around the neck of the jar and thought of attaching some sand dollars for trim. Nice touch!!. Just another idea for a jar. I also use some of my old ones for buttons and I don't do anything to decorate them as the colored buttons don't seem to need it. Bye now. Happy Halloween.
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Old 10-17-2002, 03:16 PM
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Jar Crafts

Hi Everybody! Has anyone seen the magazine from Crafts 'n Things called Christmas Friends? I got it from our local grocery store, but I was so surprised to see on the front cover a painted jar! It's a reindeer with craft foam for the ears and antlers...a little greenery and a red candle it. It's really cute! I would post a picture of it, but i don't want to get into any trouble. There are some other cute craft ideas too. Check it out! Diane
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Old 10-21-2002, 07:42 AM
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I gave her one of my old jars (I mean old) it was one with the glass top and wire holding it on. She placed her shells in along with the drift wood. arranging it so they all looked nice and is using it as part of the decoration in her apt. She is into light houses too so this goes real well together. She was going to put a little raffia or something around the neck of the jar and thought of attaching some sand dollars for trim. Nice touch!!. Just another idea for a jar.
marian - That jar sounds really neat! The decoration sounds similar to a couple of lighhouse jars I did a few months ago. I used a sand dollar to accent one of them and a rusty tin button on the other. I've attached a pic below.

grannydiane - I haven't seen that issue, but it sounds cute I've seen quite a few jar crafts for kids too, they make great school and home projects!

sheila and janet - I love the sewing kit idea, very cute! Perfect with a pin cusion on top, how creative!

heddy and Lisa - What size baby food jars are you guys talking about? Are the biggest ones even tall enough for a thermometer and other things? They're so small. Maybe instead, use marchino cherry jars or small jelly jars?
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Old 10-21-2002, 07:45 AM
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Woops! Forgot the pic LOL
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Old 10-21-2002, 09:11 AM
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Hey Amanda, Those light house jars are just great. My grand daughter would love one of those. I will have to print off a pic to show her. Well, maybe not as I know it will go on her Christmas list. It is strange how crazy she is about light houses. This from someone who has lived all of her 19 years in ND where we don't have light houses. Now, her mother (my daughter) collects chickens and has them in the decor of her kitchen and dining room and the ironic part of it she cannot stand live chickens. In fact is scared to death of them. Now explain that one!!!
You do a beautiful job on your jars and thanks for showing the picture of them. Have a good week. Marian in ND Sun is shining today so I need these. LOL
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Old 10-25-2002, 06:48 PM
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I love them all!!!!

Hi there,

I just joined this site this afternoon, and can honestly say that I'm already addicted to it. I absolutely LOVE all the jars, and especially the frosted wine bottle Amanda! In the past 5 hours since I joined, I have created a pint jar and a baby jar. Only need to add imbellishments. I took the easy way out for the first ones, and used rub on transfers. May try painting one this wknd. Thanks for all the great ideas, and keep those pictures coming!

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Old 10-30-2002, 10:03 AM
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Thanks for the compliments you guys! I just found the coolest thing in True Value today: Frosted Glass spray paint!! I'm going to spray a few bottles and paint more Christmas trees

Meanwhile, he's a church landscape wine bottle I did yesterday. I base coated 6 of these and plan on doing barns, cabins and churches. But white churches are hard! Won't do that again :-P

Anyway, here it is, I will also post another view from the side and back since it's hard to see the landscape from the front
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