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! http://www.housebyjsd.com/. 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!
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