I have an adorable project for you today y’all. My metallic mason jar art uses thin sheet metal that can be cut into shapes and embossed. Such a cute way to show your love for mason jars. I received the supplies for this project from an event I went to at CHA and the project itself is entered into a contest. Otherwise the project and opinions on this post are my own.
I will just go ahead and say it….I love Duck tape! So when thinking of ways to make holiday gift bags, I just had to include some Duck tape crafts! This is a sponsored post on behalf of Crafty Hangouts for The Duck Brand however all projects and opinions are my own. Y’all enjoy this fun video tutorial and be sure to stay tuned to Crafty Hangouts for tons of great holiday Duck tape crafts. Don’t have any Duck tape? No problem! I have a giveaway at the bottom of this post for a Duck brand prize pack as well! This one is also a part of Craft Lightning this week where I am posting crafts that take 15 minutes or less to make. If you have missed any of the fun, check out the round ups from day 1, day 2, day 3, and day 4.
I love Halloween y’all. I have already started my Halloween crafting and I am sharing some of it here this week. Next up is my Halloween mason jar toppers. You will love to make these for Halloween party favors or even a large jar for a Halloween party hostess gift. However you use them, these Halloween mason jar toppers will be the hit of the party. There is also a giveaway worth over $300 at the bottom of this post so don’t miss that as well! This post is in conjunction with Laura Kelly Designs and Sizzix. I was not compensated for this post in any way but was sent some product for my participation.
Is your spice drawer a mess? I have a great solution for you! Organizing spices in mason jars. However my version has a unique twist with chalkboard that makes this idea even better. This one was first posted over at the Darice blog however I wanted to share it here in case you missed it. I have been living with this mason jar spice organizer for over 3 months and it really works for us. I hope it will work for you as well.
The week of mason jar crafts over at Crafty Hangouts has come to a close. I have one last mason jar spring vase video tutorial for you today. I love the fabric flowers adorning the front of this painted mason jar vase. It is simple and quick to put together as well. I love a quick project that is so darn cute. Another huge thank you to the Ball brand for sponsoring our hangouts all week and providing jars for our event.
- maps (I used a variety and any that you love will work fine.)
- dry adhesive (glue dots, 3D adhesive mounts, or other dry glue)
- cardstock in your choice of colors
- Sizzix Flip-Its Fancy Frame Dies (I used this one set of dies to make all three versions.)
For this first version, I used one of the fancy frame dies and some card stock. Then I used 3D mounts to put it all together.
I personally love the monochromatic feel of this map placecard but you could absolutely use colorful maps instead.
For the next placecard, I folded one of my maps and ran in through the Sizzix using the die shown below.
I then cut out just one of the shapes with my scissors and added it to a cardstock card once again cut with the rectangular die in the package.
For the last version, the card itself is made from a map and the embellishment is made with the die shown in the picture below. Once again all of these dies are in the one package from Sizzix.
I just used glue dots to put the two pieces together and we have a completed placecard.
Write the name up the plain side on this placecard version.
Which of the styles will you use at your next dinner party or wedding reception? These recycled map placecards are perfect for any occasion. Stock up on vintage maps now and grab those dies from Sizzix to make some amazing creations.
- Sizzix Big Shot or Other Embossing Machine
- Aluminum Roll
- 1″ Self Adhesive Magnetic Roll
- Embossing Folder (I used Darice Rulers)
- E-6000 Adhesive
Step 2: Insert the cut foil into the folder and run it through your embossing machine. A few pointers: experiment with the platform and cutting pads until you get the right thickness. I found that the cutting platform does not always have the proper thickness for my project, so I will use a few pieces of cardstock on the platform for some extra thickness.
Just cut it the embossed metal into strips that are as wide as your magnets. I used the self adhesive feature of the magnet but found a little E6000 as extra insurance really helped keep everything together. I applied my metal to the magnet then trimmed any excess with scissors afterward.
You can have a whole stack of customized metal embossed magnets in no time!
Now about those embroidery hoops from above. You can also use that same embossed metal to make some cute wall art.
I grabbed a few embroidery hoops and began folding the metal by hand over the side. Again, this metal is so thin that you can work it similar to a thick cardstock.
Finally, work the foil until you can slip the hoop over the top. Trim the excess off of the back with scissors.
The roll of metal mentioned above is actually gold on one side and silver on the other. It is like two products for one. I flipped it over in my embossing folder to get gold sometimes and silver other times.
What would you emboss into metal? Are you as excited as I am about this revelation? Grab your Sizzix and get busy today! These embossed metal magnets are not going to make themselves.
Have you missed any of Craft Lightning? Be sure to catch up with features from day 1, day 2, and day 3.
Supplies needed for the utensil pouch:
- Pretty Girl Button Brads
- Small Oval Sliders
- Basket Weave Embossing Folder
- Nestabilities Die from Spellbinders
- Clearsnap Chalk Inkpad in Yellow Citrus
- Colorbox Ink in Moody Blue
- Flower stamps
- Cookie Bags
- Card stock
- Baker’s Twine
- Mod Podge
- Hot Glue
I then drew stems and leaves on my flowers using the same set of fine line craft markers. I stamped “Happy Easter” onto a small oval slider using the Colorbox Ink.
You could even personalize that shape on the front with the name or initial of your guests. Then these great utensil pouches would double as place cards. Don’t love flowers? You can change up the decor on the front as well. This technique is super easy to personalize and can be used for any occasion. So use it to dress up your Easter table this week and your Sunday dinner table next.