Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas Jars

This 1912 postcard has a 1 cent stamp and is made with a very thick board. It is one of several I collected from the same farmhouse as my teacups and depression glass. These were all used by my husband's family in Maine. I am so glad I found these, they were in the pile to go to the dump!!

As I was creating this first jar with my dad's old sheet music, rusted snowflake, cardinal and the music note, the more it reminded me of my dad. So this now it adorns my craft room shelf. Instead of craft supplies, I may fill it with his old stamps that never made it into an organized stamp collector book.

For two of the jars, I cut out the word "Joy" from an old board book. I painted it then after spreading a bit of Ranger Glossy Accents just to the top of the word, I dipped it into clear twinklets for the droplets of ice effect.

I will have a few different styles on my Etsy (see my sidebar) by the end of the day.
Enjoy your shopping for the crafters in your life!!


Lynn said...

This Christmas jars are so delightful! Love them all! So creative, but I wouldn't expect anything less from you! Happy Holidays to you and yours! Hugs, Happiness, & Many Blessings, Lynn

Luisa said...

Lisa, these are beautiful jars! You are so creative! Is a wonderful gift idea. I will open a discussion for Christmas Jars at CSDivas, would you share yours with members please!
Thanks a lot!