Friday, November 20, 2009

Whimsical Christmas/Winter Jar Tops

I have been having a great time creating my jar toppers this year. I love how the details all come together. Sometimes it's hard to stop adding "mini" details!

The trees are decorated with mini strings of lights and red and gold mini tinsel.
Lace adorns the red bird house. Real cedar and pine cones along with all the snow and sprinkles of twinklets and glitter give the look of our rustic Maine winter. I still 4 more to create for my mother-in-law. She wants to fill them with her yummy fudge for her 12 cousins. I'm so glad she wanted me to be a part of her gift giving this year.

So the key to these toppers...sheetrock compound under the glitter snow and hot glue when I can't count on the compound to "glue" the smaller pieces. But I cover any trace of the hot glue with more snow.
I hope to put some on my Etsy soon, after I finish my mother-in-law's order. If anyone has any requests, let me know!!!


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Susan Tuttle said...

These are AMAZING Lisa!!! You should get a table at the craft fair!

I miss you and think of you often.

Let's have coffee after T-giving!


Laura - Layers of Color said...

Oh, yes put these on Etsy for sure! People will snatch them up like freshly baked cookies!

Happy Thanksgiving, Lisa!


Melitta said...

Great job! Thanks for sharing the sheetrock compound secret. Can't wait to try making some myself.