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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

October 26, 2008


Good morning! Hope you had an awesome weekend...we had soccer with our daughter this weekend, she scored two goals and seemed to be so happy with herself she fell asleep as soon as we hit the car for the drive home!

Anyhoo, first of all I have to give credit to someone, Char at http://charsethman.blogspot.com/2008/09/tuesdays-tutorial-primitive-luminaries.html has an amazing tutorial on covering mason jars with....cinnamon and good smelling spices, and vintage postcards. Click on this link and it will take you to her tutorial! She does an amazing job and her whole blog is filled with lovely ideas! I got out my mason jars to cover and I pulled out some Halloween papers and glitter!

I am going to try the spices when I do some Christmas jars. This is very fun, I will warn you, quick, easy and addicting!

First of all use clean mason jars, any size, cover the part you are going to work with first with mod podge or watered down glue. I pasted on my papers first...you don't add glitter or spices till the very last step. I added the candy corn paper first, let it dry 20-30 minutes. Then I added the scrap paper with the Halloween words on it...let it dry...I set stuff outside since it is so hot here in S. Calif. It dries very quick! After you are done with your papers or vintage postcards...then cover the glass part of the jar with an even coat of glue/MOD P. You don't want to cover your paper or postcard with glue or the glitter will cover it all. I sprinkle the glitter on the jar over a pie pan to catch all the loose glitter. Darlene over at http://darlenesdays-darlene.blogspot.com/had a good idea, she does it over newspaper, then folds it and pours the leftover glitter back in its container. I will try this Darlene thanks! Tomorrow I will post my finished products...I finished a few...so much fun!(Woops..BBBB-Big Blogging BooBoo) Darlene just informed me that I saw this at Robins http://therobinsnestcountrycrafts.blogspot.com/, she covered the cutest pumpkins with glitter! Thank you Darlene for straightening me out...I should take notes I guess where I see things!

I had a great deal of trouble posting my photos, or having them load...not sure why...it took over an hour to post these 3 photos. But wait till you see what is coming! Yippeeee!



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Darlene said...

Hi Debbie,

That jar is so CUTE!!! I LOVE glittered things and that looks so easy. I can't wait to see more.

Oh, I do LOVE seeing someone else linking to me but that tip about the glitter over a newspaper came from Robin at The Robin's Nest.

Home Is Where The Heart Is said...

What a neat idea!

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

I just love all the creative tips and ideas we get from our fellow bloggers. You and Char both have great ideas.

carolyn@simple~primitive~devotion said...

Very cute idea! I can see this used for all of the holidays!
Have a great day!

Unknown said...

I just love that Mason Jar covered with Paper & Glitter!...isn't it something how many ways we can take an idea and run with it?!....Might have to do something neat with Glitter now!...LOL...thanks for the kind words you all send on my blog!

{lauren} said...

Very cute idea to do these with glitter..I already made some with spices after seeing the tutorial on Char's blog, but I'll have to try it with glitter now. Thanks for the grat idea! <3Lauren

Robin Beck said...

I am laughing- when you came over the other day to my blog you left a comment and called me Darlene (so cute) I did not mind because I just LOVE Darlene! :)
I love everything you glitter-I am so looking forward to glittering up Christmas this year! We should have a glitterfest 2008! I do love Martha's fine glitter-It's the best that I have found out there~
Have a blessed week Debbie!

The Berry's Patch said...

Your jar turned out adorable! Love the glitter. :-)

Everydaythings said...

Hi Debbie - I had trouble with blogger all last week...so frustrating! photos would dispapper or take ages to load or not show at all.! such is life in cyber space! anyway hope its all cleared up for you now?
love the idea too!

Weltha said...

Yes, I am following blogs and visiting and let's see what happens! I have met all sorts of Christians who love cats, sudoku and Jesus (not in that order, I hope!)

Love you,


Home as Hobby said...

Found your site through Raspberry Lemonade! Love the glitter jar idea & I can't wait to see a Christmas one.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

So Cute!


M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Looking forward to the finished projects. I can already tell that I will love them. : )

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

I love Glitter!!I could cover everything in glitter...well, almost. I don't think my hubby would appreciate slipping into a glitter covered bed with matching sheets! YIKES! I think this mason jar is perfect for the season. Thanks for sharing this idea.
Sweet Wishes,

Darlene said...

Hi Debbie,

Stop back by my blog you have been BOO-ed!!!♥