January 13, 2012

Valentine Jar

 Good morning everyone. This is Chris from Get Inspired With ChatterScene. First I wanted to thank Sheila for asking me back again this month.

 For todays project I put together a cute little Valentine's Day jar. I had a lot of fun doing this project.

First I started with an old peanut container. I peeled off the label and ran it through the dishwasher.

I then took some Stampin Up paper and cut it at 7x4 so it would wrap around the jar half way.

Then I opened up my Cricut Craft Room.  

The bug is from the Cricut Cartridge Simply Charmed. And the scalloped circle is 
from the Cricut Craft Room Basics digital cartridge.
The bug and its layers I cut at 3 inches. The scalloped square I cut at 3.25 inches.
I used a red ink around the scalloped square. 
And black ink and red chalk to draw in the face ( I hid the contours of the face when cutting it )

After glueing the paper to the jar I took my pink ribbon and wrapped it around
having it meet in the front of the jar. Taped it in the front and then glued the the scalloped square 
over it. I then took a couple of 3d pop dots and added the cute love bug to the front.
Took another piece of the pink  ribbon, some read thread, and a red button.
Created the bow and then glued on the side.
Then I added some glitter to his antennas and his heart. 
The lid on the jar I took off white ribbon and glued it around the jar.
And then added the finishing touch of the red thread and button to the lid.
I then added some fun Valentine's Day candy to the inside:)

Thank you so much for checking out my post here at She's A Sassy Lady.


Amy said...

This is just darling! Great idea for recycling and I love that little ladybug.

Jen @ Creating with the J's said...

Super cute!!! It would make a great gift!!!

bird said...

Very cute this would be a cute teachers gift. TFS

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

So cute. I really have to try this for school!!!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Chris this is adorable! Love the little Love Bug on the jar. What a great little gift this would make to show someone just how much you care. Thanks for sharing with us today.

Cricut Couple said...

This is so fun! I just love it! What a great gift idea!

RockinRenee said...

Great way to reuse and recycle! Cute bug too!

mforquer said...

Super cute I LOVE altering used jars and containers! This is so adorable and perfect for those Valentine treats!!

Lori Apgar said...

This is sooooo cute!!! What a great gift idea!!

Audrey Frelx said...

Chris, great job! Your jar is adorable, and the little bug is so cute!

CREATIVE M said...

Super Cute! Super Adorable! Love it!

SherriC. said...

Oh Chris this is just darling!!!!!
who wouldn't want to receive this cute gift,
reduce, reuse, recycle...LOVE IT!!!!!!

paperANDi - Stephanie said...

Hi Sheila!

How are you?! Thanks for stopping by!

You're blog is super cute and so full of inspirations from so many creative people!!

So many projects I want to try out, but such little time- one day I shall accomplish all of them- and making a jar as cute as this one is definitely one of them!

Have a blessed weekend!!

Jan said...

LOVE IT! I didn't know you could wash those jars in the dishwasher. My FIL brings us tons of those when he is finished with the nuts. Now I have an idea what to do with them.


Angi said...

Super adorable. Love this!

Lisa said...

What a darling project. Love the shape of the jar and the bug is so cute.

Sherrie K. said...

Chris, this turned out adorable!! I love your cute little lady bug:) I need to do more projects with recylcled item..thanks for the inpiration!
Sherrie K