Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Mason Jar Mini Album

This is my first post on my "Scrappy Blog". It is currently under construction!

Well here is an album in a jar I have completed. It is not as fancy as most people could pull off but it is cute. My mother in law will love it!

You can use any size/shape jar you so choose. There are hundreds out there! I used a peach jar. It is a 2 cup size.

Depending on the size jar, you will have to adapt your ribbon to fit. I used a thicker ribbon and found it worked great. I imagine you can also use a thinner ribbon. Mine measures 26 inches. I put a matching circle on the inside of the lid with glue dots. I then crazy glued the ribbon on the paper and covered it with a K & Co Flower sticker. Get creative! Use what you love!


I used double sided paper. I inked the edges of the paper in a matching color. It made the circles stand out. I made a pattern with front and back of patterned paper. I used glue dots to adhere each of the paper circles on the ribbon. I turned over the ribbon and glued another circle on the back of the front one, sandwiching the ribbon. Truthfully, I eyeballed it. It is a little under an inch and a half between each circle. Enough that it "fanfolds" inside of the jar.

I embellished the lid. I cut paper to fit the top and added a heart embellishment…you can add whatever embellishment or words or ribbons or whatever you like! I stickled around the edge to cover the words.



I used rickrack around the side of the lid using glue dots to adhere. Again, you can use any type of embellishment you like. Sky is the limit. I added swavorski crystals around.
You can use rub ons on the glass…It worked fabulous for me! I thought about stickling on the glass too but I thought it might get out of control.





Here are some shots of it as a completed project.
I attached a tag I made myself(rectangle, ink edges, cut off corners, cropadiled with an eyelet) with journaling that reads-many faces of love!. On the opposite side, I put a flower with bling to cover back of eyelet. I used 3x3 pictures I had developed and cropped them into circles slightly smaller than the paper circles I mounted them on.
Ripped a circle in half, inked, and crazy glued a fine line around outside edge to create a pocket. Attached a ribbon to pull it out. Journaling reads-who knew one lil' boy could bring such joy?
I randomly placed ribbon folded over and glued dotted it behind the pictures.
Randomly stuck a few flowers adorned with bling.
On other side, left room for another pocket. Ripped a cricle in half, inked and crazy glued a fine line around outside edge to create a pocket. Journaling-with a face like this...it must be covered in kisses.


Voila...simple and adorable!


I wind it backwards several times before putting on the lid. When you screw on the lid, it kind of twirls the beginning of your ribbon in a mess. By spinning it backwards before twisting it on, it rights itself when you twist the lid on. Make sense?

My photos arrived from scrapbookpictures.com. A shameless advertisement for this company as they do phenomenal work! Each of these pictures were 3x3 that I cropped.
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

27 comments:

Kristy said...

Jessica- What a great beginning. I will have to check back later when you have it all complete.

Kristy (kbird77)

Kelli said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging!!

Your mason jar is so cute!!

Cindy said...

Ooh, how cool! Can't wait to see the jar album when it's finished! Also, congrats on you blog!

Miss Onigur said...

Very cute, Jess! I'm a "Newbie" to the Blogging world! Wait, it is addicting! Great job on the jar. Can't wait to see it finished!

Sandy said...

So cute, and I love the lid.
tx-nana-scraps

rairie said...

I can tell from reading that the responders do not know the other you that blogs and blogs. I love both. The question though is who gets this when it is done???

Dale said...

That is so stinking CUTE. I can't wait to see the finished album. Totally cute gift idea.

Junebug868 said...

WTG Jessica...you did a great job with your blog so far...I don't even have the thingy on the rite...film strip or whatever you want to call it...great job...and luv you jar album...

Candace said...

awww, thats just adorable!! I love the colors!! Great start on the blog!!

Elizabeth said...

very cute!!! I love it!!

Debbie said...

I love it!! Can't wait to see it when you get it all finished!

scrappin{jewlz} said...

Great start on the album!! And I love the new blog!!

Jenn said...

The mason jar album is darling! Welcome to the world of blogging. You will love it!

Aunt Bree said...

Welcome to the blog-o-sphere! Love the mason jar album. Great work!

Sabrina (AMR MB)

Whitney said...

That is a really great idea. I am bookmarking you and coming back often!!

Kay said...

I sooooo love it! I'm gonna give that a shot for mother's day gifts.

Jen said...

I love it!!! Your album is just adorable!!!

Welcome to the blog world!!! :)

Girl With the Gadgets said...

Love your idea. The album is looking good can't wait to see it finished.

Tina M

jackfrosty said...

What a brilliant idea! Love it!

brendaprice said...

What a clever idea!

PattiM said...

Love the album in a jar..... Can't wait to see when its finished..... I'm glad you finally joined the blog world.........

Patti

Pamela said...

Very cool!!! I love it!

Mylee said...

I love it! Can't wait to do one myself!!!!

PattiM said...

Tooo cute... Turned out really nice... Adorable kids....I have lots of mason jars around, I'll have to make one too..... Love how yours turned out...

Patti M
(Pattie's passion)

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!!!!

Linda said...

this is adorable, great job.

Jen Cook said...

What an awesome idea!! I love it!!!!!! I also love scrapbookpictures, and lucky me they are right near by in oregon :)

noel joy said...

very very cute! :D great first post! :)

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