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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 10, 2008

Harvest Jar lids

Don't tell, and don't tell my husband but I have used more of 'his' things to spray paint! http://kellishouse.blogspot.com/ is having a "Show and Tell" and this gets me into trouble! I am always on the 'lookout' for things to show and tell, which leads to spray painting (hubby's farm tools, shovels, chicken feeders, etc.) and crafting with 'forbidden' farm implements. Mind you these things have been left in drawers for years!!!
We use alot of canning jars to store things in and can things. I love to go in the pantry and pull out things that have been canned (by other relatives!) and use them for dinner(when hubby cooks). It feels soooo down home! Anyhoo...I took these lids, spray painted them, used scrapbook paper for the inserts, some rub on letters, black ric rac and made a little canning jar banner. I had a difficult time getting the lids to stay together to hang, I should have wired them together through little holes, but all I could find was hay ties outside...





This would be a great kids project, Or do Christmas colors and spell joy. Next time I will use bigger letters so you can see it from a distance! So people don't walk by and say "what does that say?" Oh my....


Blessings,


Debbie
Don't we all have jar lids? Hubby wanted to know why I was using 'his' jar lids? Excuse me? His? I need to find more seeds to keep him busier planting outside and not nosin' around my craft ideas!!!


24 comments:

Yankee Ridge Primitives said...

Wow Debbie, this is so pretty!
I love your little crow with the stars:)

Juanita said...

Debbie,
What a neat idea. Now I'm going to have to snoop down in the garage and see what I can find. Thanks for sharing. Have a blessed day!
Juanita

elizabeth said...

Well this is absolutely darling! Won't my husband be thrilled with my new weekend project? ;)

hIWTHI said...

That is so neat...I may have to borrow your idea if you don't mind? Thanks for sharing...have a great weekend!

Georgia Girl said...

Amazing Debbie! Just another reason I enjoy your compant. Just a talented lady. Thanks for sharing this idea! I have lots of lids like this at home.

Leslie said...

Very nice :) It's a simple craft and well, I'm always saving lids and then wondering why! They just seem like something that is good to save and use. I have used some for coasters around the living room before :) I have also seen them painted on the inside and used for ornaments! I really like what you did!

Now, in my house, Jer just gets annoyed that I'm digging things out of the trash. I keep an eye on the things that he tosses because he throws away good stuff sometimes! LOL

Have a great weekend!

carolyn@simple~primitive~devotion said...

Now I love this idea! How cute! I can see this idea used in lots of different ways! Thanks!

Love Bears All Things said...

I don't believe I have visited before but I will definitely be back.
Did you use the rings or a regular jar lid? I was thinking I'd make one for Christmas.
Mama Bear

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Great idea! I could do this with my candle lids! Keep the great ideas coming!

Jen said...

That is a GREAT idea! I laughed when you talked about getting in trouble with your husband..lol...I take stuff all the time from my Husband's wood shop..one time I didn't have enough stain for my herb box...so I mixed what he had together...such a pretty color it was too. He hasn't let me forget that!

Neabear said...

What a cool idea for the canning jar lids! I may just try that idea. Very creative. Hmm..I don't know if I have enough lids. May have to go and buy some. Have a great weekend!

Weltha said...

Debbie,
This is ADORABLE--and you can tell Mr. Debbie (yeah, he'll like that name...) from me to just go tend the sheep or chickens or whatever...Yes, you need to keep him busy so he stays out of YOUR craft stuff! This is a great idea and I think the hay ties give it a real country feel.

I use big, wide-mouthed mason jars on my stove to hold kitchen utensils. The nice part is if I want a big jar for iced tea (and I LOVE the Lipton's Green Tea with Cranberry and Pomegranate, sweetened with Stevia. It's good for you--who knew?), I can empty the utensils out and there is a big ol' heavy glass!
Linden (your red-headed friend back in Middle America!)

Ginger said...

Really a cute idea. I guess I am going to have to break down and buy some black spray paint. I have lids in drawers, too.
Tell hubby thanks for answering my question on the corn. I cleaned it up and we ate it, it was so good, and neither one of us got sick. lol.
Ginger

The Berry's Patch said...

Yes, I have some jar lids laying around. I love this idea!!!!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

LOL! You're funny! Your jar lid banner came out great - what a clever idea!

Manuela

Missy Wertz said...

Good idea!

Pink Slippers said...

NEAT...

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

Another sweet and clever idea! Love it!

Robin Beck said...

Love this idea Debbie, It gets my mind just a going a hundred miles an hour on the possibilities!
Have a great weekend!
Robin~♥

GranthamLynn said...

Great idea. Thanks for sharing.
Have a Blessed Weekend
Sherry

Carla said...

'round here, the say'n is 'ya can fix anythin' wit balin wair!!!' You proved it true! This is so cute, and do-able and down right funny! Keep 'em coming!

Angie said...

Great idea! I know my mom has lots of jars, but she won't want me to take the tops! Maybe I can swipe a few!

Lady Katherine said...

Love your string of jar lids, I once made Christmas tree ornaments out of the jar lid and put a cirle of clear plastic and added a picture of each family member and one when of each girls wedding photo. I have corn strung together, but your idea is great and so cute.

sweet momma luv u said...

Hi Debbie,

This is just an adorable project! You always have such cute ideas. I am going to come back more often.

Love the garden and your beautiful sunflowers! We have a very tiny gardening plot in our backyard. Surprise, surprise we have a pumpkin growing and a few little ornamental white pumpkins! It sure is fun what appears with composting!

Hugs,
Jody