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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.

September 17, 2009

Make Crow Canisters and Tray for Fall

Hey again! Thanks for coming by and seeing my fun fall project! I'm Hooked on Fall Crafts, are you? This was sooooo easy peasy. First I took a glass jar, spray painted the lid black.
I got my crow....and my crow label I made on my computer...I have no special program/graphics on my computer just shapes and fonts. Then I brushed the label with coffee and cinnamon on the label.

Next I used modge podge to apply the label.

I shredded newspaper to glue on the lid for the nest.

Next I put together the shredded newspaper on the lid and then glued the bird on top of that. Put the finished lid on top of the jar and voila...a crow canister!

For the tray, I used spray paint and scrapbook paper. I love polka dots and try to keep it stocked in my supply room!

I only spray paint the edges, then apply modge podge, then smooth the paper on, working carefully to not tear the paper. I have found that the thicker scrapbook paper works beautifully, and never gives me any trouble!

I'm trying to make my room more inspiring to do the laundry...buwahahahaha (http://theinspiredroom.net/ )Be sure to check out Melissa's Life is Beautiful post on making your home more inspiring!

Here is a better view of the tray. I love it. I did add a final layer of modge podge over the paper once it had dried.So glad you came by...thanks for the visit!

Have a blessed day!


"The mercies of the Lord are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness!" Lamentations 3:23

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Birgit said...

Oh so cute!! I just love the crow canisters and that tray project turned out adorable! Those are the types of projects I can handle.. E..A..S..Y! I'm goingto be on the lookout at our local GW for a tray and some large jars now. Thanks for a great post!
Hugs & blessings to you Debbie! ~ Birgit

Leslie said...

Everything looks like you paid $$$ for it in a specialty store! Great job! I like your curtain too...did you make that also? Hugs, Leslie

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Super, Super Cute!!! What great ideas! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Janene said...

Hi Debbie~
What a great idea...on the canisters and the tray!
Everybody has trays like that laying around collecting dust. What a great way to make use of them!
I will definately keep this in mind when I get mine out!
Thanks...Have a great weekend!

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

This is all so cute!! I need to get some black spray paint ASAP:-)

Anonymous said...

Very fun and creative! Nice that it was easy to do, too (those are the best). Hope you have a good weekend!
(I'm having a shopping giftcard giveaway today, if you're interested).

At Home With Amy said...

What wonderful jars your created. I have always hated birds of any kind but for some reason I am fascinated with crows. I have jars similar to yours so I might just have to get me some crows and fancy up my jars like yours. Thanks for the neat idea.

The Old Parsonage said...

Ohh Debbie

What a great idea and you're right it seems so easy, I have a few jars that I want to go out and buy crows for immediately! Maybe on my lunch break - I have a 25% off coupon for AC Moore!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by the other day.


Ramona said...

Good Morning Debbie and Happy Fall to you. You are a craft DIVA!!! This is wonderful. I love that you mixed cinnamon in the mixture to age the labels. Yum! You home looks wonderful.

Have a great weekend.

Smiles ~ Ramona

Debbie said...

This is just tooooooooo cute! I love the all black and white with a touch of orange.

Darlene said...

Your crow cannisters and tray are so CUTE!! You have definitely been the Fall crafting Diva and I LOVE seeing everything!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.♥

Roeshel said...

I love what you've done! Great job!
Everything looks pretty and festive!


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

What a cute idea. I don't have one crow...that is going to be remedied soon! Great ideas....have a wonderful weekend!

A Bit of Colour said...

Oh wow that is a very neat idea. I just found your site. I will be back. Enjoyed it.

Let it Shine said...

Those look SO cute!!!
I have the same crows!!!!
Super creative!

9405018--Pat said...

Wow I love it...thanks for sharing...Pat H

cwa said...

Oh my word. Those crow canisters are adorable. They are one of the cutest fall projects I have ever seen. You are one creative lady. Thanks for sharing your inspiring ideas with the rest of us. Blessings to you.

Unknown said...

How cute is that! I love Halloween projects. . .

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie,
Everything you do is so clever! I love what you did with these jars. Down here in the desert, I have no idea what FALL is... LOL... but, I sure do love seeing your lovely photos. Hope you do something for Pink Saturday tomorrow!

Diann said...

What a fun idea! I am going to have to try this one. I just love when ideas are so easy yet look so awesome! thanks for posting it.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

You always do such wonderful projects for you home...love those jars!!!

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

OH my! I miss so much each time I get back over here that I have to scroll down and get caught up! I really love the cannisters so I stopped here to comment. GREAT idea Debbie!!

Georgia Girl said...

Very cute Debbie! Love how you did your modge podge pumpkin...You alwyas have great ideas!

Denise said...

I LOVE the crow canisters! Love them!


p.s. I adore the wodd squirrel you have a few posts back!

Unknown said...

I love the crow canisters! Such a wonderful idea, thanks for sharing!