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Sunday, 14 June 2015

Time for a bit more...

...recycling.

Having washed & dried a few more glass jars I thought I should really put some to use.

The sticky labels that had once proclaimed what the contents of these jars had once been...
 ...had been soaked off, leaving the bare glass for whatever I decided to use for decoration.
Wanting to keep this one fairly quick & simple...
 ...I just grabbed a sheet of sticky-backed gems and some satin ribbon.
The gems were arranged in strips so it made it much easier to peel them from the acetate sheet...
 ...and apply them to the glass (you really didn't think I would apply this lot 'one-by-one', did you LOL).
I recently bought myself the magazine that was released to go with the Big & Bow-tiful bow makers. I had the CD that came with the original bow makers but I don't always have time to run it when I'm looking for ideas. The mag is perfect as it is quick to pick up and flick through and has step-by-step photo instructions on how to create different style bows.
Using the red satin ribbon...
 ...I created this triple layer bow to finish off the jar. Told you it was quick & easy.
A pretty jar that can be used as...
 ...a candle holder. I think it best to use the battery tea-lights as there is no flame to worry about and no wax to have to clear up - not too sure how well the bow and the gems would stand up to trying to clean out melted wax.
If candles are not your thing...
...how about a pretty pencil pot to sit on your desk or by the phone so that you always have a pencil to hand when you need one.

Although I used most of the sheet of gems, the total cost for this was little over £1. So not much to lay out to create something pretty and useful from something that would have gone out with the rubbish....................................................................

5 comments:

Virginia said...

Oh Toni that is fab

Redanne said...

I am not usually a sparkly girl but I love this! Yes, I did think you put them on one by one, but glad to hear that they came in strips... the end result is beautiful and the bow is just gorgeous as a finishing touch! Hugs, Anne xx

sue jones said...

Aww thats so pretty ! Ha Ha theres no way I would apply the gems one by one either.

Wendy said...

that is gorgeous :-)

Karen D. said...

cute idea...