Monday, January 5, 2009

A Quick How-To and My Most Recent Thrift Store Find

This Weeks Thrift Store Find

As you all know, I love shopping at thrift stores. It's an addiction. I find some of the greatest things! Just this past week while on a thrift shopping "adventure" with my mama I found these great vintage cups. They are so retro and fun. Since I don't use my vintage items, I shall find a place in my home for these, just not sure where yet since my kitchen is pretty much full.

How-To Easy Jar Embellishments

I love Mason and Ball jars, mostly because of their versatility. They are great to use not only for canning food, but also for storage of small items. They are great to store buttons, ribbons, pins, embellishments, pens, markers, q-tips, and so much more. I'm using 2 of the 3 shown to hold various ribbons and the other to hold my hang tags. Since my logo for my Etsy shop She's Chic Boutique (cms36451) is a crown I decided to embellish each jar with a crown of it's own. It was simple and easy. Just follow these easy steps!

What you will need:

1. stamp or stencil (unless your a great freehand artist)

2. paint pen (I use Elmer's paint pen's they're available at Wal-Mart and come in a variety of colors)

3. jars pad

First make sure your jar is clean and dry. Dampen your stamp on your ink pad and gently press it where you want your image, being careful not to let it slide on the glass. If you mess this part up it's ok, just wipe off the ink and start over. Once you have your image where you want it shake your paint pen and press it down a few times on a piece of scrap paper so that the paint is flowing to the tip. Now gently, GENTLY, draw over your so that the paint covers where the ink was. Allow your paint to dry, it shouldn't take longer than 30 minutes. VOILA! You now have your very own embellished jar to store your things in!

Do the tops in the same process as the glass. Doesn't this give thes jars so much personality? I also love the fact that it's done in the crown that I use in my shop. It's a constant reminder of my shop which I love.

You can see that I did the tops on all jars yet only 2 on the glass and I embellished the other with a hang tag where my other hang tags are stored. The rust on the tops also gives this a great vintage feel.


Art By MAR said...

Love those blue cups! You did a great job on the jars too.

CassieMarie said...

Thanks so much MAR!