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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

tastefully simple re~do

Have any of you tried the tastefully simple products? Well, I happen to love their pesto
mix. Just yesterday while I was rummaging around in my spice cupboard I spotted my
pesto mix and it occurred to me that the little jars that it comes in would be so sweet to
embellish. So last night I pulled out my laces, ledger paper, wire, glue, some bling and bits
of millinery. I did a makeover on the two jars that I had. I think they look so pretty.

I am sure you could do this on any jar that you have lying around:




I think the wire is such a nice touch, they look wonderful hanging on pegs:




I have them hanging with my heart from the last post, they are a nice trio:



Next, I want to try something with lace and sewing. That should be very interesting ...
stay tuned ...

51 comments:

cindy said...

So pretty! I think they would be wonderful swagged on a porch. So romantic. You are the most creative person I swear! :D

-c

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I LOVE THESE!!! I just added a hanging wire to a jar with a flower. My jar looks a little plain compared to yours. I might have to jazz mine up a little! Thanks for all your inspiration.

LW said...

Very pretty…
I would say that is recycling at its very best.

Louise

Gail said...

Lori,
Those are gorgeous, I think you should put them in your Lollishop!

LiLi M. said...

Lace and SEWING??? Better ask Heather and Stephenie for advice (I mean the recipes for the apple Martini's of course! ;-)). You just did a beautiful job! These jars turned out so well! Good idea to combine them with the heart. Don't forget to show us how it all ties together.Thanks for inspiration! This will look so beautiful on a branch or hanging on hooks under a shelf in that little creative space, just adjust the label. Have a nice day and enjoy your projects!

Bumpkin Bears said...

these are so precious, the prettiest jars I've ever seen :) Catherine

Jade Creative said...

How lovely.
Come Join Doors to Adore if you have time.
Have a wonderful day!
Darlene

marie said...

Oh, I love these! I've done lots of hanging jars but never covered in lace & other goodies! They are SO pretty!
Thanks for sharing this!

Marianne@Songbirdisnesting said...

Well, this should give you a good reason to eat more pasta ala pesto! These jars look lovely.

the wild raspberry said...

wow...you could have a pile of trash and make it into something pretty! amazing lori!
xo
chas

Andrea said...

GORGEOUS! FABULOUS! AMAZING! Are you getting the idea :o)

Elly said...

Owwww... Lori, your jars are sóóó beautiful!!!! Love them!!! And yep, I think they'll match your heart perfectly! So romantic! Thanks for the inspiration!

The Other Side of Me said...

Hi Lori,

I love what you did with the bottles. They came out wonderful! They must look pretty hanging with that heart.

I also like your new blog banner. That brooch is lovely.

Have a Happy Easter.
Tammy

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

Soooooooo lovely!

Stephenie said...

Lori,
You did it again...I just so love these little cuties..Just so beautiful....Lots of goodies on them also...Hope you are having a great week..
STephenie

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Hi Lori!!! Those are gorgeous!!!!! And the pesto mix sounds divine!! I LOVE pesto!!
Michelle

Her Art Nest said...

Oh, these are just stunning! I used to love that Caribbean Bread Mix by Tastefully Simple, but haven't been able to get my hands on it anymore. These spice jars are just lovely. I love the use of the rhinestone jewelry. Bravo! ~Nan

TinyBear said...

Oh my - they are SO beautiful Lori.
I love how you have decorated them with the paper and lace and everything.You are so creative and inspiring.

Alisa said...

Brilliant and beautiful! I really love all the creaminess happening here!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Simply Elegant! Or Tastfully Lovely!

snowflakesoneyelashes said...

Yum, I love Tastefully Simple dip mixes!! I have been doing a few "whimsy jar" swaps and we have to decorate the jar, but let me tell you, NONE of them compare to yours...so fancy and pretty they are!!

Miss Rhea said...

Love them !!!! You are so creative my friend :) Hope that you are doing well, I have missed you !!! :) I just love the tonal whites :)

Naija said...

Those are gorgeous

Lola Enchanted said...

~Simply GORGOUS!!!!!!~

Bejeweled said...

Those are just so pretty with their lacey makeover! You are so clever to think of recycling those jars in such a beautiful way!

I used to save all those glass baby food jars thinking I could recycle them in some useful way, but always came up blank. How pretty they would have looked dressed up like this!

paperbird said...

very pretty. they would make a lovely may day surprise on someone's front door with flowers.

thanks for the lovely idea.

Shabby Kim said...

Wow.. It's amazing how you turned such a mundane and ordinary object into something so beautiful. The cream colored papers and laces are so pretty as are the sparklies you used to embelish the jars. Great job!!

The Whispering Poppies said...

Gorgeous!!! I love all that bling you used! I need to hunt done more vintage bling... the blingier things are the prettier they are! =) And your jars are just PERFECT!

Nancy said...

So darling! You are so creative. I really enjoy your blog.
Nancy

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

So very pretty, Lori. Great idea!

kana said...

Verrrrry pretty and I love the bling!! You are creative.

Mary Wadsworth said...

Oh my goodness Lori! You are amazing,they are just gorgeous!!!


Mary

vivian said...

lori, these are so pretty! Now the wheels are turning.. I'm wondering what little jars I have around!
have a great night!
hugs
vivian

Sandy Michelle said...

Ooo la laaa aren't your jars shabby chic! I just love them! We make pesto too. Yum!

Sand xox

rosecottagegardensandfarm said...

These are so lovely! You really pulled out all the stops with your creativity! Love all the lace.

Thanks for sharing your ideas~
Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

Tiffany ~ shabby scraps said...

OMG!! still trying to pick my jaw up of the floor! Lori, these are beautiful! I have to email my aunt a link, she is a tastefully simple rep, and she will flip for these!
xoxo, Tiffany
Ps if you have not tried the cherry cheese ball, it is to die for!

simplydelicious said...

Absolutely adorable....I don't know what it is about wire but lately I've been putting wire on everything....now you just gave me another idea! I would never have thought of all the frou frou though!!
Karen

Jamie said...

Aahhhhhh! You are killing me with the beauties this week! I want them all:) Who would have thought to look in the spice cabinet for inspiration? You know I never go near the kitchen:) LOL!!! Love Ya! Miss Texas

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Lori, your jars are SO beautiful!! I love the lace touches. ;))

xo Heather

cheryl kuhn said...

You are so clever and they are simply beautiful!! They would be a perfect idea when you want to give someone a small gift.

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

These are just absolutely wonderful and I can't thank you enough for sharing and posting these amazing works of art that you have created...What a wonderful idea! Have a beautiful day and Happy Holiday!
Cheers!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

LORI!!!!!!!!!!! Every time I come over here, you have the most beautiful ideas!!! I LOVE this! I was just thinking about jars last night and what to do with them! I absolutely LOVE reusing things like that! This spring, I want to hang some mason jars on my front porch and put wild flowers in them! I think that would be so pretty! I have got to get some old ledger papers like you use, I love that look so much! It is so romantic with the vintage lace!
Love ya lots!
Amy

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

You never cease to amaze me with the darling creations you share.
I once made a grouping of Mason jars covered with crocheted doilies into which were placed little tealight candles that were suspended from wire and used to light walkway.
Wishing you and your family a perfectly delightful Easter.Thanks for popping by.
xo Susan

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi Lori
Beautiful work. That is one of the things I love making. The possibilities are endless and a good way of recycling a jar!
I love the ones you have made, tuly STUNNING!
Take care
Isabelle x

Carolyne said...

What a beautiful talent you have! Those are exquisite!

It's nice to meet you, by the way! Your blog is such an inspiration!

Melissa Lobdell, Little Melfred's Studio said...

So, so sweet!!! You are a magic maker, my friend! I'd love to see a photo of them hanging up! xoxo-Mel

TattingChic said...

Very pretty! You are so creative and talented! The wire hangers are a nice touch! :)

Tiedupmemories said...

One word! Gorgeous! Love them!!You could even put tea lights in them and the light would glow through the paper! Again Gorgeous!

Andrea Villarreal said...

I love these!! I thought how cute it would be to do them all in lace with vintage buttons and put a tea light in them. I have about 100 jars right now that a friend of mine picked up for me out someone's dusty old barn!! Voila workshop project for me and my friends. Can't wait to hand them in my patio cover!! Oh and I ove Tastefully Simple beer bread. yum!!

DeBRiNa PRaTT said...

LOVE each perfect little detail on these jars!

twinkleshabbystar said...

Absolutely STUNNING!!!!!!!! *~XO*~Jenn

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