Turning "trash" into treasure

Pretties Kit and a Maple Syrup JarA friend recently gave me three little glass jars figuring I could come up with a neat idea for them.  Well, this is what I came up with.  These little jars used to hold maple syrup from Cracker Barrel.  (You know, the cute little bottles with real maple syrup in them.)  Now, they (or at least the two I’ve decorated so far) are bud vases.

I am guessing these jars hold about an ounce of syrup although I took off the label and threw it away before thinking about wanting to know that information.  I’m not sure if you can tell in the picture, but there are tear drop forms in the glass as well as dots under those tear drops giving it a really neat look.

With this particular jar I used Bravo Burgundy wide and narrow grosgrain ribb-ons along with Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware and the Pretties Kit to decorate.  Because it is holding a silk flower I simply cut up some scrap pieces of Bravo Burgundy cardstock, crimped them and put them into the jar.Stampin' Up! rubons on a maple syrup jar

The second jar I decorated has white Chateau Bella rub-ons around the bottom of the jar and Certainly Celery twill ribbon (part of the ribbon bundle offer during Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration). 

You just never know how you can recycle your “trash” into a treasure do you?  Thank you Linda for thinking of me with your little jars!  I enjoy a little challenge when I’m given something to create with.  Sometimes it takes knowing that someone else wants to see what I come up with to get those creative juices flowing in a direction they may not have flown otherwise.

I think that’s why I like Stampin’ Up! so much.  We have so many great materials to work with, we’re never confined to one sort of craft.  It’s not just about cards or scrapbook pages or papercrafting.  With the great products offered we can reach out to just about any area around us and create.

Have you been creative today?  Find an empty jar, now, what can you do with it?

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