Monday, February 2, 2015

Crafty Secret's Design Team Challenge and Tutorial!

Good morning my fellow crafty people! 
Today is Crafty Secret's design team challenge and linky party! AND I have a tutorial to boot!
I had purchased cute little Jelly Belly boxes for Valentine's Day.
So I thought it might be cute to alter them.
Because that's what I do. Take cute things and make them cuter.
I love, love, love shaker cards and made mini ones with the little jars. I filled 'em up with sequins and clear Microbeads. 
Here are the boxes I purchased in the Valentine aisle at Target.
I apologize in advance for the poor photos.  That's what happens when you take the photos at night. :)
I covered each box with musical paper from the Crafty Secret's Valentine kit. 
I printed the jars from the Button up digital set. I made them pretty small, 2 inches.

I took my X-acto knife and cut the inside out.

I am a bit X-acto knife challenged, so as soon as I had the opportunity to use my scissors, I took it!

I wanted the jar to be silver, so I used my Silver Sharpie marker to trace the outside of the jar.
I added a piece of acetate to the back of the jar, glued it, and added my magnets to hold it down until it was dry.
  I printed the flowers at a 1/2 inch so they would fit nicely on the jar.
I gave it a bit of color using watercolors.  I wasn't super neat because I knew I would be cutting the image out, and adding glitter to it.

I wanted to add a little heart to the center and used a punch and glitter. 

The most challenging part was to add the foam tape skinny enough to fit on the jar. 

Once the foam was in place I filled it with sequins and microbeads.

Then I added string, the flower and heart to finish off the jar.

Here is one more look at the final product. :)
Be sure to check out the other DT gal's projects!  

Chicago got about 14 inches of snow yesterday, so today the kids and I are off!  
I am thinking a pajama day is in order!


Diane said...

Love your cute altered boxes..those little jars are fabulous!! We got about 2 feet of snow here...ugh!!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I love that you used the jar from the button set to make this adorable project, Michele! These are sooooo stinking cute! Thanks for creating another wonderful project and tutorial for the February Linky Party!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

My goodness! How do you do it?? These are so darn cute and your tutorial is fabulous! You MUST have the patience of a saint to work with all these small pieces ... lol! They are just ADORABLE! Great job my friend! Stay warm out there .. here in Ohio we only got about 6-8" so I consider myself lucky!

Melissa said...

Wow, what a stunning box and jar combo, love it, thanks so much for the tutorial!

Jessica Lynn Mould said...

adorable! i love that you filled the jars.

Jessica Lynn

Gloria Stengel said...

What adorable jars! So sparkly and sweet!

Elizabeth said...

OMGoodness! Those jars are way too cute. I love the tutorial as well. This is a great way to make a shaker. I have empathy for how fiddly it is to cut that 3D tape thinner. I've tried it before on a frame. Love this.

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

What a fantastic tutorial Michele! These are so adorable and I love your clever idea to use the jar stamp set and turn the into shaker cards, very cute!

Thanks for sharing

Melanie Joyce said...

This is really pretty, what a lovely idea! Those little jars are super cute. Enjoy the snow! :) Mel x

Shantaie said...

as usual always stunning!!!! you are such a rock star!!! love ya!

Vicki Chrisman said...

Totally Adorable Michele~!

Sheila Rumney said...

WoW!!! Love these and the tutorial is great! Thanks for sharing your steps!