Monday, October 26, 2009

A Treat Holder recycling baby food jars

My boys are now 4 and 6... hardly young enough for me to validate holding onto all those empty baby food jars that I have been collecting over the years. Well, the Paper Pretties challenge (PWC74) this week, hosted by Frances, is to make something for a Halloween Treat. I just happened to have one of the jars in my hand, ready to toss, when I thought it would be cute to fill these jars with Brachs' Mellowcreme Pumpkins.

Then I found some coffee filters that I thought I could use to cover the lid of the jars. I'm sure this has been done before. The coffee filters are too large for the baby food jars so I trimmed about an inch off all around. I took the acrylic stamp set of three pumpkins from Clear Stamps, cut one off, and stamped it all around the edge in Tangelo (Memento)and Bamboo Leaves (Memento).

The coffee filters are a bright white so I sponged on some Shabby Shutters and Dried Marigold (Tim Holtz Distress Inks) to add some background color.

I wrapped a piece of ribbon around the lip of the jar and added the sentiment with a piece of linen thread. On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped Cooper twice. I colored Cooper with Copics and then cut him out carefully. The trick-or-treat bag is layered twice to add some dimension.

Stamp: Pick of the Patch (Paper Pretties), Series 34 (Clear Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Tangelo, and Bamboo Leaves (Memento); Shabby Shutters and Dried Marigold (TH Distress Inks)
Copics: 0, E00, E01, E33, E37, YR04, G24
Accessories: sponge(SU), linen thread(SU), ribbon, dimensionals(SU)

There you have it! A treat holder recycling baby food jars!

Now for some fabulous treat holder ideas, start with Christie's blog, Little Pink Flowers, and blog hop to visit all the Prettie Girls! Really awesome and spooktacular creations you don't want to miss!


christie said...

Jane this is absolutely adorable!!! I love it!

Irina Blount said...

How CUTE is that!!!! What a great idea!! You are just too clever!!!
:) Irina

Sue from Oregon said...

oh gosh these are so cute...have to send this to my daughter!

StampOwl said...

super cute, what a fun treat jar

Jana Weaver said...

You need any more jars I've got a few for you!! ;-) LOVE how this turned out...and apparently so do many of the other Pretties!! :-D


Judy Holland said...

Jane that is so cute! Your stuff is so pretty and you are so creative and keep up the good work.Judy

Terry Oulboub said...

Jane, you are too cute. This is a marvelous idea; something I did when my boys were little but using cross stitch aida cloth at the top. This way is a lot more fun since I haven't cross stitched in years! :) These are beautiful!! Good thing you didn't throw those baby jars out!

Jenn said...

This is super cute! I have to say I would be buried in baby food jars if I kept all mine though, I had to let them go.

Jackie said...

This is just ADORABLE! In may want to check out the Paper Clip ;)

Maria Matter said...

what a great idea Jane, fabulous treat jars!!!
blessings, Maria