Saturday, April 18, 2009

Our Creative Corner - Earth Day

Hello & thanks for stopping by!! Today's project is for this week's challenge over at Our Creative Corner. Our April hostess, Silke Ledlow, has together a fun challenge. With Earth Day approaching April 22nd, she asked us to create a card/project using recycled items.

I decided to turn a pickle jar into an adorable coin jar for my 5 year old. I ran the bottle & top through the dishwasher to sterilize it. I had these old rub-ons and added them throughout the bottle. I painted the lid and sealed the paint with a clear varnish. To finish it off, I added a little raffia around the neck of the bottle.

We warmly invite you to play along, we would LOVE to see how you can use some recycled items on your card/project!!

Before I go, I forgot to announce the winner for the Stamps and Smiles goodie bag! Congratulations to Grandma Dee. Dee please email me your addy so I can get your goodie bag out to you!

Have a wonderful weekend ~

18 comments:

Summerthyme Studio said...

Oh my gosh! How cute is that! I love love love this sweet jar!!!!

Have a wonderful weekend Jennifer!

Vicki

Silke said...

AWWWW - Jennifer - what a great way to recycle - totally love this idea!!! It turned out really cute!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!! ~S~

Gabriela (Gabi With An Eye) said...

Jennifer - your jar turned out beautifully. I adore the gentle colors and those rub-ons are perfect! Your jar looks adorable.

Teresa said...

I love it

a lovely idea I will not be throwing jars in the recycle bin too quickly now!!!

Teresa xx

Loretta said...

Jennifer, it's absolutely adorable and will look amazing full of coins and treasures!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh Jennifer so darling. I love it.

Stacy said...

This is just adorable Jennifer! So sweet and kinda antique looking. I have a basket full of rub-ons I need to dig out. Thank you for the inspiration :)

Big Sky Paper and Design said...

This is so sweet!

StampOwl said...

awwww how sweet is this!

Kim said...

I'm sure your daughter is lovin' this! How adorable!

Jenny Gropp said...

Everyone was so clever with this challenge. Your coin jar turned out super, love the raffia.

Viv said...

Pretty, practical, pure ingenuity!
This is SO clever Jennifer. (And a great incentive for the little one to save).
Happy Sunday!
Viv xxx

Smriti said...

The jar looks so lovely - love yoru way of recycling. It has a totally fresh look!

Jenn said...

Adorable coin jar Jennifer!! Love the cute rub-ons!!

LORI said...

Jennifer, This is just too sweet!!! Wonderful way to recycle!!

Hugs~ LORi BOYD

Silli said...

This is very pretty Jennifer. LOve the cute image! Hugs from Silke

Silli said...

This is very pretty Jennifer. LOve the cute image! Hugs from Silke

Silli said...

This is very pretty Jennifer. LOve the cute image! Hugs from Silke