Monday, October 8, 2012

So Thankful...

Hello Bloggers!

Melissa here with my first special project for Lawnscaping! Thanksgiving is fast approaching and I love the idea of creating warm and cozy home decor projects to make the holiday extra special.

I've made a "So Thankful" jar with the idea that family and friends could jot down something they are thankful for on a tag and drop that tag in a cute jar. If you do this each year, you'll have a time capsule of family memories.

You'll need some Mod Podge, a glass jar, paper and stamps. For one jar I even experimented with leaves from my backyard! The jury is still out on how the leaves will hold up, but for now they are pretty!

Take a look!


Above: Get out your circle punch and get punchy! I used Lawn Fawn Dewey Decimal collection pack. Date is stamped with Lawn Fawn Smitty's ABC's. TIP: since this is thick paper, wet the punched circles with water to help make the paper more pliable before adhering with Mod Podge.


Above: The leaves from my backyard! Cool texture, but like I said, I have no idea how these will hold up. Tag is stamped with Lawn Fawn So Thankful and Harvest Season. TIP: to get a cool bleed/blend look, take your water color brush and just trace over the stamped leaf! Also, use a hot glue gun for the trimmings around the rim.


Above: The tag in the background is stamped with Lawn Fawn Schoolhouse Backdrops. This is where people would write what they are thankful for. Then just drop the tags into the jar for a memory time capsule!

Thanks for stopping by! Please fell free to ask questions! Have a great week!
Melissa





16 comments:

  1. Sweet idea, Melissa! Love those cute tags! Now to save those jars from the recycling bin. :)

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  2. what a wonderful idea!!! your modge podged jars are so sweet!! :)

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  3. Now how fab are these?! LOVE them!

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  4. Terrific projects, Mel! The leaf tag is wonderful :)

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  5. I love this idea! I'm thinking of starting the jar on Thanksgiving and then read the things written throughout the year on the next Thanksgiving! If the leaf jar lasts, it will be a "thankful" to add to your jar! :-) TFS

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  6. LOVE MOD-PODGE!
    Fun jar idea..:) Something to keep through the years.

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  7. Melissa, this is brilliant! Gorgeous! I love it and must try this!!!!

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  8. This is FABULOUS!! Love the jars with these gorgeous decoration!! Perfect for fall! Way to go, Melissa!

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  9. Such an awesome project idea! Thanks for the inspiration, Melissa!

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  10. Beautiful projects, love the circles and the leaves are so creative!

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  11. These are both so spectacular! I really really love the one with the leaves. :O) I have a friend who is planning their daughter's country wedding and reception and part of the decor is going to be mason jars. I am so going to make sure they get a chance to see these. I think they are going to love them! Hugs, Lisa G

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  12. Wowooowoww! These are such FABULOUS & BEAUTIFUL projects! I love the idea that you used leaves from your backyard!! How clever!! Both of these are such gorgeous creations!

    Big Hugs,
    Elise

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  13. A beautiful post for a beautiful idea. I'm for sure doing this. Kally
    http://wellnessandtoys.com/?p=272

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