I Love The Idea Of It, But Do I Love It?

Last week I was having a conversation with my daughter's violin teacher and we came to the conclusion that my daughter loves the idea of playing the violin, but doesn't always love playing it. Now, she is 13 and I remember from taking piano lessons as a kid that practicing is not always fun. I am sure you are wondering what this has to do with stamping and I am going to tell you. The conversation came back to me as I was thinking about crafting home decor items. Do I like the idea of (or buying) making items for home decor, but not love making them?  I decided I am going to make it a goal to use my (overflowing) craft stash. Now is the time!

Mason Jar craft for picnics
I have a box of Mason or canning jars in my craft closet because there are so many cute Mason Jar Crafts out there. I have used a few, but I still have many left. These jars were colored by swirling paint in side the jar and then turning them over to drip dry.  Wouldn't these jars be so cute on a picnic table this summer?

Mouthwatering Paper Crafted Tag

Didn't these tags decorated with the (retiring) Mouthwatering Set turn out so cute? Perfect for holding silverware, flowers or some other decoration. This entire post and project was inspired by a jar from a paper crafting magazine.

Mason Jar Craft Summer Paper Crafted Tag
The little "Summer" image is from a retired stamp set, but I couldn't resist using it because it fit this project so perfectly. I will let you in on a little secret, I actually colored these jars for Christmas and placed pine branches and berries in them with a ribbon tied around the neck of the jar. Isn't it great how red and white jars can be changed from Christmas to a summer occasion.

I started with a general summer craft project and then I think I will move into 4th of July because it will be here before we know it. It may not warm up for summer, but the 4th and its celebrations will come anyway.

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1 Comment

  1. Incredibly cute! I’ve been saving a ton of jars too and realized recently when my boyfriend said, “Hey…are you ever going to do something with those jars?” that I need to actually repurpose them, or throw them out! I threw out 5 or 6 and kept the rest–now I need to start using my craft stash, too!

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