Wednesday, January 11, 2012

DIY: pets in a jar

Don't get scared! 
I'm not going to do anything bad to my pets, I promise you!!


I had two bookcases that needed to be moved out of the office:
I believe they got an identity crisis since I turned them
into an open pantry.

This means: more room in the kitchen.
Which also means that all the empty jars that I was saving for ages will be finally in use!

...and the use is...
PICTURE FRAMES!
(I saw this idea ages ago on Apartment Therapy , finally on my shelves!!)


In my life I have been fortunate enough to have many pets.
May I introduce you to their pictures:


Most of them are now on the rainbow bridge, but they will be always in my heart and memories.
...And now also closed to my eyes,
since they are looking at me from the jars in my kitchen.


My take: I wanted to give these jars a "finished look",
so I wrapped the "mouth" of the jar with sisal and glue.
Once dry, just place your pictures in the jars and you're done!!

It's easy-peasy, but here's a quick step-by-step tutorial for you!

FIRST: THE SHOPPING LIST
You {only} need:
empty & clean jars in different sizes and shapes
white glue and sisal


NOW: LET'S GET DIRTY!
1* place a nice amount of white glue on the opening of your jar
2* spread the glue evenly with your finger
3* wrap the sisal around several times, covering well the glass screw
4* at the end, it will look like this 
5* and your hands like this 
6* clean with a damp cloth and allow to dry
(white glue will turn clear when dry)
7* wrap your picture in a tube 
8* place it inside your jar 
(and eventually use a wooden spoon to place it correctly into the tall bottle like ones)



xox, d.

16 comments:

  1. What a neat idea! And such gorgeous pets you've had!!

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  2. Your jars and pets look great. Glad to see that you are back to crafting and posting

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  3. It turned out terrific! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. IN LOVE with this idea... and the "finishing" makes it extra awesome. Now I need to take some pix of my pets! xo

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  5. Hi~

    What a fun idea! I have plenty of great pet photos to do this project.

    Christina

    Drop By & Visit {The Tattered Tag}

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  6. I love the twine look on the jars too!!! I just may do this! :) Thanks!!

    http://munchtalk.blogspot.com/

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  7. wonderful, thanks for sharing! and i love your blog! stopping by from a little tipsy party.

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  8. Great to have you back creating again and linking up!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  9. adorable. this is a great idea you can use with any photos. love it!

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  10. What a creative use of the jars, defo one to file away in my crafty brain :) Visiting via Round Tuit linky x

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