Friday 5 October 2012

Summer Garden Lanterns

I have been waiting for my husband to finish his jar of beetroot, so that I could enter the Jars of Joy challenge over at Moxie Fab World, details of the challenge can be found here.

The only problem is that it took so long for him to empty the jar that the rain and wind means that I can't now use it in the garden until next year!

It was so windy when I tried to take the photos that I had to use a battery operated tea light instead of the real thing for safety reasons and so it does not look as good. But there is always a silver lining...with winter looming it means I can make more over the winter and then scatter several in the trees in the garden next summer, they will look spectacular all lit up at night.

I thought I would show you it in an acer tree, still with leaves!

Then in my big tree that sadly is now quite bare.

And finally a closer look at the jar itself.

I stamped the wide lace from the Lace Delight 30-115 stamp set using white Staz On ink onto the glass jar. I have a tutorial on stamping on glass here.

Tip if you struggle to stamp on the round glass you can stamp on a flat piece of Sellotape and then apply to the jar.

I then stamped the butterflies from Social Butterfly 30-116 with Versamark ink onto vellum and kraft paper, embossed with white powder and cut out.

Wire was then wrapped around the jar to create a handle and extra pieces cut and glued to the butterflies with glossy accents and then attached to the jar to finish.

I think on the next one that I make I will just glue the butterflies to the jar.

Thanks for visiting me today, I hope you have a great weekend.

Hugs Cathy


kiwimeskreations said...

Cathy these are stunning - love the lace and butterflies, and the jar idea is fabulous... you must revisit it again in summer and show us how it looks :-)

Crafting Queen said...

Really pretty jar. Great tip!

Kaypeanut said...

Such a beautiful idea, and so fantastically carried out. They would make really lovely presents.
Ren eat more beetroot!!

Paula (PEP) said...

Quite delightful & I do like those springy butterflies. I could always lend you my Marmalade eating husband not to mention the rate at which he gets through Reduced Fat Mayonnaise jars!!
The lantern looks amazing in the acer.
Paula (PEP)

Elizabeth Allan said...

I can just picture a garden path lit by these artistically stamped jars!

Lin said...

Oh, this is really beautiful, Cathy! What a special creation!

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous jar, Cathy. I love the springy butterfly idea.

Cindy C. said...

Totally awesome!!!

Cindy C. said...

Totally awesome!!!

CinnamonSally said...

This is such a fun idea Cathy.

donna mikasa said...

Fabulous idea, Cathy! Love this!

Virginia L. said...

Super lovely, Cathy! What a delightful jar creation with the wires and butterflies!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Cathy! Thanks for linking this up to the Jars of Joy Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE it!! I am off to PIN your tutorial!!
Have a GREAT day!

annemarks said...

Really gorgeous i love the lace and buttflies : )