Decorated jar

Hello hello,

Where would we be without our modpodge eh? At City Crafter dear Ros asks us to dress up anything like a tin, envelope, book, jar, things like that. Stuff you would normally throw in the bin perhaps?

Oh dearie... my heart started fluttering tickery toe, for I do LOOOOVE dressing up junk!! Thank you dear dear Ros!

I chose a jar. A sweet tinny tiny jar with a sweet yellow gingham lid.
I added a sweet pink rose on top to make it even sweeter.

Then I really got started, armed with Mrs Modpodge, and covered the little jar in fabric.

And thought: voilá, a finished jar.

Or is it?


Now THERE's a jolly jar!

I felt like doing some embroidery and made a little strip with bright yellow squares, matching the ones on the lid, and some more pale pinkyness.

Do you see the small strip of pale pink on the bottom of the jar? Any idea what that is?

You know the thingies that are in your newly bought clothing, the ones that hold it up onto the hanger? (Or so they should!!) Yep, it's one of those! Don't throw them away but use them! They're fun little embellishments. Make sweet little bows for instance. Oh, there's one just below the lid, by the way... A bright pink one this time.

Ooh, and seeing the Wisteria on the background reminds me that I have wanted to show you our Wisteria in bloom (because I know some of you love Wisteria), which I forgot to do several times. There are only two little survivors left now I'm afraid. These photos were taken a couple of weeks ago.

It seems as if my crafty style is slightly changing. Well, we'll see where Miss Mojo will bring us.

The CCCB challenge

Host: Ros
Theme: Dress it up
Guest Designer: our uber talented Linda B

Ain't this just a super wonderful and fun challenge?

For more information, gorgeous inspiration work by DT and Linda and for linking up your project, go check City Crafter here.

I'm linking this recycle project to Simon Says Stamp "Good to be Green".

Thank you for your well wishes dears! And also thank you for your sweet visits and comments. If you're new here then hello and welcome to you.

Hugs and happy crafting!

xx Wen


  1. What a sweet little jar! and your embroidery is lovely!
    I adore wisteria ... Your looks stunning!
    Have a sweet day!

  2. Okay I am crazy about the wisteria, seriously , madly in love ♥♥♥!!!
    That jar is a beauty, the gingham lid is too sweet, but my dear me you embroidered a strip, wow!! could totally see it before reading you'ld done it totally fab project!

  3. Hi Wendy.

    Wat is het lang geleden dat ik iets heb laten horen.
    Ik kon met je meevoelen toen je vertelde dat mevr. Mojo je in de steek had gelaten.
    Dat gebeurt soms "gewoon". Akelig genoeg.
    Wat leuk dat je zoveel tips hebt gekregen.
    Ik zal ze ook onthouden.
    Je maakt echt mooie dingen hoor !! Gezellige 'jar' en wat een prachtige bloemenfoto's.
    Heel kleurig en sfeervol.
    Of jij zelf nou wel of niet geïnspireerd bent altijd inspirerend voor anderen !!


  4. Oh, my, Wendy, I don't know which makes my heart patter more, the adorable country jar decorated to the max or the sweet wisteria! Your beribboned and embroidered jar is a treasure-keeper!!

  5. How lovely, Wendy! What a beautiful piece of work on your little jar... such pretty fabric and the cross stitch pattern ties it all together to perfection! And about those ribbons... genius!!!

  6. Ha ha ha! Ik dacht dat ik erg was met alles oprapen, verzamelen, vragen of mensen het willen afstaan, ruilen zonder te huilen, maar jij kunt er ook iets van Wen! Maar goed, onze hobby heet niet voor niets scrappen, toch! Wat een heerlijk fris potje heb je ervan gemaakt, vullen met heerlijke zelfgemaakte confiture en aan zo´n gezellig houten tafeltje op de dijk, ja ja, met bijpassend ruiten tafelkleedje, verkopen aan passerende fietsers, zie je het al voor je, goed zo! Liefs, Ira

  7. Hee,Hee Wendy!! Spectular jar!! A piece of art truly!

  8. Love that little jar you decorated Wendy! The little strip you embroidered looks so pretty with the top and cool recycles too :) YOur wisteria is sooo gorgeous!

  9. These little decorated jars would make lovely gifts for any occasion when filled with something or lemon marmalade. I too save those hanging ribbon loops that I cut off immediately so they never slip out and hang down an arm or neck. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

  10. Wow...I love this pretty jar! The stitching is AMAZING!!

  11. Wendy...your little jar is so sweet. You really dressed it up so be a wonderful little gift anyone would love to receive. I love the little gingham lid. So cute on it's own but then the addition of the sweet roses...well, that makes the lid. I also love the sweet fabric and the added piece of embroidery that you've used on the base of the jar. It's just darling! Thanks for sharing your repurposed jar with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  12. Ohhhh.. What a pretty jar my friend. I love the way you dressed it up..


  13. What a beautiful jar! Love the ribbons around the sides and the beautiful flower on the top. Thanks for playing along with us at The Monday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp!

  14. Definitely a very sweet and lovely jar you've made. Your photos are fabulous! Thank you for your very kind comment on my blog too :)


Thank you so much for leaving me a sweet message, I love reading your comments. Hugs and happy day to you! xx Wen