Saturday, March 22, 2008

Revitalized Trash

Getting ready to head to bed but before I do I wanted to share one last Easter Project with you. I am always on the hunt for things that I can alter. My kids tease me about being a dumpster diver but I've got them trained to look at garbage in a new light!

So last week before my son threw away the empty salsa jar, he turned to me and asked if I wanted it. Well, look at it...of course I wanted it!!!!

It was perfect because the label could easily be peeled off, the jar is symetrical and the words on the lid could be easily covered up. My daughter wanted a little something to give to her boyfriend for Easter so this is what we came up with.

Stamps:-An Egg for you (Asela Hopkins) by Cornish Heritage Farms
-mmmm....chocolate (Asela Hopkins) by Cornish Heritage Farms
-Happy Easter (Asela Hopkins) by Cornish Heritage Farms
-chick n' egg (Asela Hopkins) by Cornish Heritage Farms

Paper:-Prismatic Majestic Purple Light, Majestic Purple Medium, Frosted Kiwi
-Georgia Pacific smooth white cardstock

Ink:-Brilliance Graphite Black pigment ink by Tsukineko
-Copic Markers
-Adirondack espresso, Aqua & Eggplant dye ink by Ranger

Accessories:-Silver Cord (unknown source)
-prima flowers-brads by Queen & Co.
-grossgrain ribbon by Ofray

-Nestabilities by Spellbinder-Paper piercer

We filled it up with Reeses Chocolatle/Peanut Butter Eggs.

Here is the lid. I should have used my Stamp-a-majig so the words would be straight but I got a little lazy. I don't think he'll notice...

It's probably a little late for you to whip one of these up for Easter but hopefully it inspires you to look at your trash in a different light.

Hope you are able to spend some special time with your family on Easter. Take Care!



Rochelle W said...

One mans trash is another mans treasure. Or womans treasure. LOL

Melissa said...

Fabulous Kristine! I'll no longer be throwing those jars away!

Many Easter Blessings,

beanhawk said...

WOW!! This is great!! Boyfriend??? I want your talent :) Happy, Happy Easter to you and your family!

jen del muro said...

this is adorable!! i just saved a jelly jar this morning thinking that i would like to "re-fashion" it!! thanks for inspritation!

Heather said...

Cute! When I ask to save a jar my husband just shakes his head.