Monday, December 7, 2015

Crafty Secret's Design Team Challenge With a Tutorial!

Good morning! It is the first Monday of December and that means it is time for another Crafty Secret's Design Team challenge! We would love for all of you to create a project and link up at the Crafty Secret's blog! So for my project this month, I was trolling around the Internet when I came across, how to rust Ball Jar lids. I loved this idea and decided to create my own!

Created by Michele Kovack

Once the lid was nicely rusted, I decided to use this Santa image from the Vintage Christmas CD. I added a Poinsettia and some gold cording to finish it off. It is such a fun way to create a vintage inspired ornament.
Created by Michele Kovack
I adore this image and printed multiples of it to have for future use. :)
Here is my rusty lid.  I soaked it for about a week in a 1/2 cup vinegar and 1/2 cup bleach.   I put mine in a air tight container in the basement.  It smells nasty and you need to be careful when you open the lid.  The fumes are pretty strong.
I glued the lid back in place and used my Cropidile to punch a hole for the string.
I wanted to add a little accent so I used my Poinsettia die from JustRite.  I cut them out of water color paper.  
I gave them a wash of color using my Koi water colors.
For the centers of my poinsettias, I added a dallop of glossy accents to the center and sprinkled on gold micro beads.


Created by Michele Kovack
I have a few more lids in the works and will share sometime before Christmas!
Be sure to pop on over to the other ladies' blogs for more tutorials and inspiration! 

Michele Kovack (You are HERE! :)




17 comments:

~amy~ said...

Gorgeous!

Janet said...

Absolutely stunning

loudowning54 said...

This is a real winner. I love the rusty, vintage look! Thanks for the recipe to make the lid rusty. Happy holidays to you.

Katrina Brown said...

I soooo love this idea! Beautiful as always!
Katrina
ScrappyHorses.blogspot.com

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Michele, this is one of my all time favorite "makes" from you! It's just perfect in every way, and I love the rustic feel. That Santa image is just right for the rusty jar lid. Clever, girl! Thanks for another wonderful Linky Challenge Project!

Shantaie said...

love the rusted lid! I rusted some jingle bells that way, and it is a little stinky, but so gorgeous! as always beautiful!!!

Debby said...

I love those. Really pretty.

TK said...

Very pretty, and quite nifty!

KT Fit Kitty said...

What a beautiful ornament! I love it! Thanks for sharing how you made it out of the lid!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful! Love the Santa image, the rusty lid... the poinsettia with the microbeads... just perfect Michelle.

Conniecrafter said...

I love this idea and that is a neat image, love the flowers added with the pretty beaded center!

2amscrapper said...

Thanks for the rust recipe! (I'll get a clothespin for my nose!) The result is magnificent.

vdoyle8 said...

Lovely job! I hope your girl is feeling better!

DonnaMundinger said...

So love the rustic vintage feel. Gorgeous embellies too. xxD

Leslie Miller said...

What an amazing, fabulous, gorgeous idea! Wow!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Awesome..thanks for the step by step...I have always loved this Santa image. I love the homemade ornaments and your fun embellishments have made this so unique. Thanks for sharing.

cherry Nelson said...

beautiful! I wonder if it was my tutorial on rusting mason jar lids that you saw??? I have been doing them for a couple of years and did a tutorial.