Friday, February 20, 2009

Chocaholic!

I don't know about you, but I seem to throw NOTHING away these days! I look at everything as a possible "alterable!" So now I have a basement filled with things I'm gonna alter......: ) I decided instead of just storing them downstairs, I am going to actually USE them! Woohooo! I pulled out a Bath & Body glass jar and decided to make a candy jar out of it.



I pulled out my Crafty Secret's Sweet Stuff set. I stamped the images, colored them with Copics and cut them out. I added Crystal lacquer for dimension. The top of the jar is old corrugated cardboard. (Yep, save that too!) I ripped the top layer off to show the "ribs." I swiped it a bit with white paint. I cut a cream felt circle and added that to the top as well. I layered the images, a bow threaded with a SU! button.


I painted the lid white and dipped it in glitter. I found this gingham ribbon that worked perfectly.....and it covered up the Bath & Body logo!
Happy Friday! I am going out on a "date" with hubby tomorrow night! It is long overdue, and apparently he has a surprise for me. I can't wait to see where he is taking me!
Thanks for visiting and have a GREAT weekend!!!! : )

24 comments:

Jocelyn said...

How how adorable is this!!!! Good for you, altering and making pretties out of used items!!!! With this economy, we need to do everything we can to save!!! You should see my electric bill this month!!! I too am doing all the saving and using of the product sitting in my scraproom!!!!

Stamp and Smile said...

Just darling! O'so PRETTY and the yummies are a delight... :) I'm always looking for ways to recycle and "NETWORK" my suplies!! Smiles... :)

Cheryl Joshua said...

This is so sweet,what a beautiful gift!!! I need to start keeping some of my jars!! xx

Gabriela (Gabi With An Eye) said...

OMW! This is sensational Michelle! You obviously were blessed with a copious flowing supply of creativity and an eye for all things beautiful.

Lisa Foster said...

This is absolutely darling!!! Way to re-purpose that jar...too cute! I'm with ya on saving everything...the other day I put part of an old washcloth on my card...ya never know when you could use a strip of terry cloth, or an empty B&BW jar, right?

Sharon Caudle said...

You are SO creative!! I love everything about this! All the details are just amazing! And the best part is that it's recycled! Awesome job girlie!! I love it!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

What a gorgeous Project!!!!


Vicki

Michelle Lanning said...

adorable michelle -- you need to send that to me asap!! hehehehe!

Kit said...

this is just too cute.
I am going to have to start altering items I have around the house.

I love the little ginder bread man/lady so sweet

Best Wishes Kit x

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I need to start doing that, altering things... this turned out so adorable. I just got my copics a few weeks ago, still trying to lean how to use them, put love them. Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my card.

Rose Ann said...

Your altered jar is just darling, Michele!!

Marlou said...

Michelle, this is simply the "sweetest thing" I looooove it :) ♥

aimee said...

yummuy!

Jodi said...

So soft and sweet! Great job altering it!! =)

Julie Masse said...

Yum!! Just so sweet - great project! :)

Joann said...

Hi Michelle! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I just started paper crafting AND blogging in Nov and it's been neat meeting so many wonderful and talented people...like you! Now that I'm here, I will be back for more. Love your stuff! And re: those inchies, THANKS...it was quite the challenge working with something so small!

Beth Norman said...

Very cute. Fab idea to use this.

Deanna said...

Oh Wow... so pretty! Way to go green!

Carla said...

This is wonderful!! This is re-purposing at its very, very best!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so darling, so sweet.

Tracy.H said...

This is too cute! Hope you had fun on your date with hubby. :0)

Scrap for Joy said...

What a great idea! I already have the stamp set and a big box of bottles and jars ready for "repurposing" I'll have to try this project. Thank you for visiting my blog-it's always nice to meet new people in blogland. I love your style!

Allison said...

Okay, I am sending you my address so you can just mail it to me! Ha! Super job!

i am very mary said...

That is so so so clever!