Sunday, 25 May 2014

Mini Make Jars

Chris from Heavenly Hedgerows
I have been asked by my W.I. to come up with some 'mini makes' for us to do at a meeting. Last Tuesday we had Chris from ' Heavenly Hedgerows' join us for a talk on foraging and some basic plants and ideas to make, I have to say the rose hip jelly looked beautiful - far too good to eat!
The mini make I came up with was a decorated jar, that you could fill with jam, or sweets, or pickles, or bath salts, or buttons or .... 

Mini make - jars


Each jar (from IKEA) contained a square of the Cath Kidston Rosali fabric from IKEA, a length of ribbon, some small pieces of felt, two buttons and a small strip of paper. I had made two sample jars to share using those 'ingredients' one with paper bunting tied round the neck with a felt label and one with a felt heart on top.
The fabric was cut into a circle with the edges scalloped. I then cut a heart and a small label from the felt. If you were giving this to someone special you could embroider their name on the label. Ribbon and button detail was added. To get the fabric circle to stay in place I used a rubber band first before tying the ribbon on. But if you're making this with someone else they could hold it for you!
The paper bunting was made by cutting little triangles out of pretty paper and then using a double thickness of sewing thread to sew it as a length and then tie it round the lid.
I have to say that I was very pleased with them and so were the ladies! I thought they would also make pretty presents for a teacher or teaching assistant at the end of term filled with sweets or paper clips or a voucher ...
mini make lids
I'm joining in with Handmade Monday this week as it's half term - see you there!

10 comments:

Wendy said...

They are just adorable and would make a lovely gift filled with something nice (or useful!). They'd make great mini sewing kits.

quinton wench said...

These would make great sweetie jars and would look great on display.

threads 'n' shreds said...

What fabulous little jars... I do miss having an Ikea nearby xx

Vicky Myers said...

The jars are gorgeous, you really wouldn't care what is inside as they are so beautifully presented:)

Handbags by Helen said...

Lovely idea

Free Spirit Designs said...

Aww these so cute! They'd make fantastic pressies too :) x

Lucy Blossom said...

What a lovely way to decorate the jars, I'm sure they'll make great gifts when filled with lots of loveliness

Ali said...

I think your jars look wonderful. I even thought they would make a lovely idea for a wedding fabour. Have a crafty week.
Ali xx

Jenny Cole said...

What a totally fab idea! I love this. Jen xx

Natalie Jones said...

What a great idea for a teacher gift!