Saturday, October 1, 2011

Fall Housewarming Gift

Hi there, I'm so glad you stopped by.

My husband and I are going to a housewarming party tonight. With it being Fall, I decided to create something with a fall theme, just for them.

This past summer when we were up at our cabin with our best friends, the ladies and I decided to check out a little antique shop a "few miles" down the road.  I know, women wanting to shop on a weekend away, unheard of, right?  Not.  My best girlfriends and I could find a place to shop anywhere. Case in point...Lake of the Woods with no shops for miles.  But we found one! Actually, we found 2!

I found this cute little wooden carrier and knew I could find something to use it for.

So I pulled out some mason jars and set out to create something just for it.

I am so in love with burlap this year.  To me, burlap just screams Fall. 

I laid the the jar on the table and wrapped the burlap around it, leaving about a 2" overhang.

I folded over the 2" and ironed a crease in it. 

Then I trimmed the rough edge of the burlap to make it straight.  Even though this was going to be under the overlap, I wanted it to be straight, since you can see through burlap.

I put a line of hot glue on the side of the mason jar and attached one edge of the burlap.

Have I told you lately how  much I love my glue gun?  Well, I love my glue gun! You can use that thing for everything. I'm pretty sure I could even mend clothes with that thing.....but that's a subject for another day.

After I attached it to the one side, I rolled the jar over, folded the creased end and attached it with hot glue.

Because I didn't like the way the top looked, I decided to make a top for the jar. 

I had some fabric from a project a few years ago that I thought would be the right look. I pulled out a Tupperware bowl, traced a circle on the fabric and cut it out with a pinking shear.

I put a line of glue around the top of the jar, set the jar upside down on the fabric and tied a piece of twine around it.

Next, I wanted to add a few buttons.  I put the twine through the button holes so it would look like I sewed it to the burlap.

Waa laa!  Jar number one is complete!

For the next jar, I simply added a piece of ribbon by gluing it to the jar, just like I did with the first one.  You could also overlap this one and add buttons, but I wanted this one to be different.

Then I added burlap ribbon that I bought from House by JSD Design. 

If you want some great fall inspiration, check out their sight. It is fabulous! They are out of Lexington, Kentucky. If they were in Minnesota, I would be their number one customer.  But I digress....

Finally, I added a felt leaf with some brown ribbon, filled the jar with scented pine cones and jar number two was complete!

For the last jar, I used this great little bamboo that I found at a boutique in Hutchinson, for $2.00, for a roll of 3 feet! I seriously did the happy dance when I found this stuff.

I also put a row of burlap ribbon around this jar, added a felt leaf and dotted it with a little metal heart. In this one I put little pumpkin potpourri. I had put the pumpkins and one cupful of "Harvest" scented oil in a zip loc bag then left them overnight to absorb the oil. Y.u.m.m.y.

I added some moss to the bottom of the cute little wooden carrier, put the jars in and, taa daa, Housewarming Gift is ready to be delivered. 

I don't think I will even wrap this. I think it looks good to bring up to the door just like this!

Thank you so much for stopping by.  It means the world to me.


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