Jan had been picking up these pretty flower and metal embellishments here and there, and a number of them had clips on the back. We ended up just clipping them on the jars, because that was they could easily be removed. Since the bride and groom live out of state, these kinds of options are great, because if the bride decides to switch them up depending on where they will be placed, it will be an easy change. I'm not sure if Erin is using flowers or candles in these jars. We used all pint jars for the ones we created.
I worked on the lace jars. I had never done them before, so I was kind of just winging it. There may be other ways of doing it, I'll just show you how I did it, and some tips I found for what did and didn't work well for me.
You can certainly use new lace you buy OR vintage lace, that's totally up to you. I happened to have a stash of lace. My sis had also bought some by the yard. Either will work. Two tips I will pass on to you that I found as I worked on these.
One... Using one big piece is a bit harder to maneuver around the jar, that using two or three strips. It doesn't seem like it would be, but trust me. You will be using Mod Podge to attached the lace to the jar, and the mix of a glass jar, lace and very sticky fingers and be a difficult mix. The lace would rather stick to your fingers than the non porous surface of the glass.
The second thing is when you choose your lace, the softer and more pliable the lace the better. Some store bought lace is very stiff. Starched or coated. It really does not want to stick to the jar.
Start buy using a foam bush to cover your entire jar ( up to the rim) with Mod Podge. A pretty thick coat.
I'm so lucky to have a sis that is not only my best friend but loves to craft as much as I do :) I LOVE spending time with her doing projects like this. Especially when it's for something as exciting as one of our kids getting married!!
Time to get on with Shower planning now. It's going to be April before you know it!
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For those of you who know me and my love of music.. especially this band................. I'll be front row this weekend!
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