Wednesday, 14 September 2011

goob's room - upcycled jar love

and just to keep the upcycled jar theme going - look what i made on the weekend.....

cute hey?!?!?!?!
super super simple to make.

here's some more pics - 'cuz i can.....

i added a couple of jars with photos also - i first saw these done in a retail store here in canberra a couple of months ago - i guess it's what sparked the thoughts to this project idea.....

and here's how you can make your own........

supplies needed:
clean recycled glass jars (i think plain jars work best for this project) - personal preference!
computer with microsoft word or similar
pen or pencil - and ruler - and scissors
the letters - scroll on down for the ones i've used (if you want the same as mine)

i've made these letters into jpeg files - so if you want your own super version of this little creative number (!!?) - you just have to right click to copy and paste the pics onto a word document.

below is FFF Tusj Font - you can download the entire font suite from here if you want to add it to your computer.....(i likey this font - alot!!).......
below is a graphic i found on the web - you can download it here if you wish to grab from the source.....

below is a font in microsoft word - AR DARLING.....
below is another font in microsoft word - Baskerville Old
making method:
copy and paste the above jpeg files onto your own word document - or pick other fonts/letters from elsewhere if you wish.
place and centre a letter per line - i chose to have only two letters per page (portrait setting for the paper) - then print it out. it looked like this......

then, setting down the jar on it's side - roughly work out where you should cut - and use a ruler and pen to mark out a line.....(make for a wider paper insert rather than thinner - you can always cut it down later).....

then cut along the lines to have a rectangle of paper with the letter centred.....

gently roll up the piece of paper with the letter on the outside of the roll.....

then insert it into the jar.....

and let the paper go to fill the inside of the jar.
pull out and trim if needed.....a little at a time.....

and then you're done.....(no tape - no glue - it just sits inside the jar).....

and that's how they're done.

these are sitting up high behind some molding on the bookcase......(where the bases are hidden from view).....

i'm not going to bother with doing anything more to these.....but you could wrap some twine or ribbon around the bases if you wished to.....i'm thinking.

you could also put different letters in jars to make up names........or to spell out 'halloween' or 'merry christmas'.......the list is endless really.

let me know if you make your own letter jars.......i'd love to see your versions.

i really need to stop with the making and posting frenzy and get some uni assignments done!!!

hope this week is being kind where ever you are.

cheryl xox.

linking this up to some fabulous linky parties - do pop by and show some love.....

lil luna link party button

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  1. i have had a similar idea in my pinterest account. super cute.

    ps. thank you for the welcome home. x.

  2. Oh that`s a pretty one;)
    So much love!!!
    Thank you for the birthday wishes!

    Lovely greetings...

  3. i love it - looks so pretty and cool.

  4. This turned out so cute! I love the owl as the O. I would love it if you would link this up to my Ta-Da Tuesday Link Party!!!

    xoxo, Ashley J

  5. Another fantastic idea and so simple! Thanks for showing it off

  6. Very cute idea! Love that little owl!

  7. What a smart idea! I love that you can change it out, too!

    Hope you'll stop by!

  8. Love this!!
    Stopping over from

  9. What an adorable blog you have! I love this project that you created! You are so talented. Thanks so much for sharing this @ Show & Share!

  10. I love simple crafts that make such an impact. Great idea!

  11. These are soo great! I love them! I'd love for you to share this with my blog party!

    Hope to see you at my place!
    Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife

  12. Cheryl, your love jar is so cute.

  13. Don't you just love how doing something so simple can make it to beautiful? I love the room too!
    Can't wait to see more. I would love for you to link up with us.

    Hope to see you there!
    New follower,

  14. Oh this is so much easier than I originally thought! I was picturing painting the jars and either stenciling or freehanding the letters. SILLY ME! WONDERFUL project. Thanks for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday.

  15. What a fun little accessory, and so easy to chamge. Thanks for sharing at Beyond the Picket Fence!

  16. Those are so cute, I love them!

  17. Just wanted to let you know that I featured you today @ Southern Lovely. Grab a button, if you'd like.

  18. Thanks for responding to my invite! This is so great! I love it! Thanks for sharing it with {Re}creation Into Something New Wednesdays at Not So Simple Housewife! Hope to see more from you this upcoming Wednesday!

    Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife

  19. These are so wonderful! I just pinned them. I can't wait to make them. Especially because I made mason jars with my kids' photos in them. This will be perfect to add to the display! THANKS!
    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

  20. Too sweet! Had to share with my readers as well.

    Lovin' the look round your site!

  21. This is cute¡ If you don't mind I will link it and show it tranlated into Spanish in my tumbl

  22. I love how the O has a owl sitting on top of it. That just makes it so much cuter.

    -Zane of ontario honey

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