Southern Girl Creations

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Button Jar

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I decided to make a little "Happy" (a small gift to make someone smile) last night for my mom.  She has kept my daughter during the day since she was 8 weeks old.  Pre-K starts next week and we are all sad.  I am sad to see my baby grow up and that I am handing her over to people I don't trust as much as my mom. Momma is sad because she has been with her almost constantly since she was born ... We are all in for a big adjustment. 

Anyway on to the project.  My Momma is a button fanatic!  She has buttons stored in jars, bags, cases, just about everywhere you can imagine.  She has made hundreds of button bracelets, covered the back of a shirt with buttons and added them to anything that would stay still long enough for her to sew them on.  I decided that making her a button jar might brighten her day a little bit...

Materials
1 latch closure jar (I found these at the dollar tree recently)
Mod Podge
Graphics from *The Graphics Fairy*  ( Click Here )... if you haven't been to this site you must go she has wonderful artwork...



I cut out the graphics (I was super lucky that it was a great size to use on the top of the jar and there were some stripes and a smaller graphic to use too.)

I mod podged the graphics on the jar.  TIP:   Alcohol removes the excess mod podge on the jar. I just used several of the small alcohol pads to wipe around the graphics after applying them. 

Here is how it turned out.  I hope it serves its purpose as a "happy" and brightens her day

 


Linking up to:



~Sherry~

13 comments:

Country Mouse said...

Cute jar!!! I love buttons too! I found one of these jars at the thrift store the other day...I may have to decorate it! Thanks for sharing!

Lori@ Paisley Passions said...

Just popping by from Today's Creative Blog. Cute jar! :)

~Lori
@Paisley Passions
@Laughter & Memories

JHill said...

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party this week!

Jessica said...

Adorable!!!

Mark and Ashlie said...

Very cute! Thanks for linking to Sister Sister!

AUDRA said...

so cute!
Thanks for linking up to Socialize with me Monday til Sunday!

Sarah @ The Pumpkin Patch said...

This is so cute! What a sweet little gift for your mom. Sorry I wasn't able to admire your work last week. I was out of town. Thanks for linking to Transform Tuesday!!

Debbie said...

CRAP! Didn't know you were having a give away!!!!!! :-) Did your Momma like/appreciate the jar??? Take care! YBM

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Darling!! Thanks for the tip about the alcohol, I'll be sure to use that one! Thanks for linking this up to Brag Monday.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love the idea and how it turned out Sherry! I also love how you added the ribbon and graphic around the jar itself, too. Being a new grandma, I got a little teary reading about the adjustment your Mom will have to adapt to, but it's a new phase and will offer some new and lovely experiences, I'm sure.

littlethings1 said...

Super adorable !
Eunice
The Little Things

PetraB said...

I love buttons and you can never have enough jars for the buttons. Yours looks absolutely great.

bellaluna said...

I love this project...very creative, Thanks for sharing.

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