It's Tuesday!! You know what THAT means, don't ya??? It's TIME to Celebrate The Occasion!! This week the theme is "Retirement"... However you would like to celebrate a retirement, we want to see your creativity!! Whether you create a card, layout or project, be sure to post your creation by Sunday, May 29th at 11:59pm (EST)!! To see the rest of what my incredible Design Team Sisters created for inspiration, please CLICK HERE and visit CTO... I can't wait to see what YOU create too!! :)
Decorate To Celebrate -- a challenge blog all about Party Decorations and Supplies!!). :) The-Girl-Child likes her pickles in BULK, so this jar is rather large, but I liked the smaller opening (made it tough to pull the pickles out easily, but it's perfect reconditioned as a bank!!).
click here to see the Halloween jar I made last year) and I've found that adhering the paper strip with Modge Podge creates a much better base for adding embellishments -- plus the wrapping doesn't pop off -- which is extremely inconvenient if you're using it as a gift and it does this IN the gift bag just before the recipient pulls a plain jar out... How embarrassing! :)
The pickle jar lid REALLY smelled like pickles so I wasn't too keen on using it for this project... Besides, I really wanted to put a slit in the top for the money 'donations' so a solid jar lid just wasn't gonna work for me!! So I created a paper lid... I could bore you with the details of how I made my paper lid or I could just move on to the next step... Of course, if you'd like to know how to create a paper lid, please do not hesitate to ask!! I make a lot of these lids (as most jar lids do tend to smell like whatever was in the jar no matter what AND these paper lids really come in handy for all sorts of tasks!!)...
My tags were distressed with ink and curled with my bone folder... The letters are stickers -- I collected a stack of alphabet stickers before I got my Cricut... Now my stack of alphabet stickers has been collecting dust!! So I'm on a mission to use my stickers whenever I have the chance :)
Celebrate The Occasion... So hop on over there and enter YOUR project (plus you get a chance to win an AWESOME Cricut Cartridge!!).
Thanks so much for joining me today...