Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Christmas Goodie Jar

Happy Day to YOU!!!! This is a sweet little jar I saved the other day from when I made homemade pimento cheese....I love it!!! My Mamaw always made us homemade pimento cheese to stuff celery sticks with for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner...and whatever was left over we made pimento cheese sandwiches with. YUM!!! The other day I had a craving for some homemade pimento cheese...so I made some!!!!
So, I saved the little sweet jar. Since it had a really bright yellow lid and I wanted to make it look Christmasy, I started out by painting it with some antique white acrylic paint, then distressed it a bit with cats eye chalk ink in chestnut roan, covered the top and sides with liquid glue, sprinkled with red and gold embossing powder, heated it to set and then decorated the top.
I found some really cute chipboard buttons at M's the other day for $1 and I bought two packs of red and one with greens and blues. I used a heart shaped one and added a vintage button, some Prima flowers all frosted with snow, then added a few more vintage buttons and sweet little red gingham bow and tah-dah......I love it!!!! Ya know...mostly because it's RED!!! LOL!!!
Just for picture purposes I filled it with all the red and green buttons I could scrounge up....but you could use this little jar for a small gift at Christmas time or maybe just fill it with your favorite little scrappy embellishment and leave it sitting on your craft space for a bit of inspiration!!! Best of all....I up-cycled a pimiento jar into a sweet little Christmas Goodie Jar!!!! Okee Dokee, that's its for now...please join me again tomorrow for a really neat surprise from the Cutting Cafe'!!!! You are gonna love this little project!!!! I promise!!! HUGS!!!
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Cindy Haffner said...

DeeDee so so pretty.

martita said...

it's so nice :) I can imagine sweets on it ;)

Lana Clarke said...

Oh my goodness this is such a darling little jar! It really has inspired me. I am off to hunt through our recycling bin:)
Lana x

DonnaMundinger said...

What a sweet little jar DeeDee! I just love how you distressed the lid and added all of the gorgeous embellies. Maybe if I had a few of those sitting around my craft room wouldn't always look like a bomb exploded. xxD

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous, love the decoration!

Shauna said...

What a great blog you have here :)

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Red is my favorite color, so I LOVE THIS! It's gorgeous! I save jars all the time! I love altering them!!

mickeydee said...

Oh goodness.......this is so darn cute! I LOVE it! (I remember pimento cheese on celery sticks too, but, never had it homemade, just out of the store bought jar)!

martita said...

thanks for visiting my blog, I will visit you for sure ;) Thank you also for the kind comment and yes I am selling things which I've made :)
have a nice day!

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh this turned out so cute DeeDee!!! I love it! hugs!!!!

Nikki said...

Yummy yummy! So pretty and cute!

Jennifer said...

Oh sooooo cute! I *just* bought 2 jars of pimento today...even though I got the smallest size jar, I'm going to find something to do with them. You just made these tooooo cute!

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