As I have been working to get more organized in the new year, I’ve found myself rearranging the clutter. Does that sound familiar to any of you? There are always odds and ends that don’t really have a home. One great way to remedy that problem is by storing items in decorative containers. A mason jar is the perfect vessel. This classic glass container has made a huge comeback in the DIY world lately and we just can’t get enough of it! Below are some of my favorite uses for mason jars:
This is such a perfect idea for your powder room or even in the craft room to hold rogue poms poms, ribbons and fibers.
I’m always searching through my craft supplies for an extra button or needle and thread to make a quick fix. This would be a great way to gather them up in one spot that’s extra cute with a pin cushion on top!
Ditch those store-bought soap bottles and craft a clean and stylish soap dispenser.
Gifting treats in plastic baggies is a thing of the past. Not only is this cookie jar adorable, it keeps cookies intact too!
I love that mason jars come in all shapes, sizes and colors. These mini mugs make the perfect thank you favor for your guests.
I guess this one is a bit of a no-brainer. The original use for the mason jar has never been so stylish. Add chalkboard labels & cupcake liner toppers for delightful canned veggies.
How do you use mason jars?
Year after year, October marks the beginning of pumpkin season. It’s that time of year when you’re sure to find Jack-o’-Lanterns chilling out on porches and pumpkin spice lattes warming hearts and hands everywhere. But around here, we’re a little partial to skulls. It’s one of the hottest trends of the season, but just remember that your standard old bag of bones just won’t do. No, we like ‘em stylized, colorful and oh so cool.
This chic Stenciled Canvas project shows you how to whip up a great décor piece in about half an hour. Super easy to create, the simple black and white design will look great on a wall or tabletop, or you can even use it as a backdrop for your candy station. Pro tip: the Stencil1® Set has four different stencils courtesy of designer Ed Roth, so if sugar skulls aren’t your thing, you can rock a look with skulls and crossbones or classic craniums, or use all four in a creative montage.
Glam up your décor with this fabulous Glitter Skull Cloche. Bright and bold, the fun color mix gives this simple piece a modern look that will add spooky sparkle to entryways, breakfast bars and party tablescapes.
Show your bones with this beautiful Turquoise Skull Bracelet. Made with faux turquoise skulls and classic spacer beads, this trendy bracelet is sure to become a favorite jewelry piece that you’ll wear year-round! For some added pop, you can mix and match the turquoise beads with these colorful skull beads that feature shimmering rhinestone eyes.
Halloween isn’t Halloween without that perfect eerie glow, and now you can get it with these Skull Topped Mason Jars. As one of our favorite Mason jar projects of the season, they’re perfect for party table toppers and centerpieces, and you can even use them to light your pathway for all of the neighborhood trick or treaters.
Find more skull-tastic ideas on our Día de los Muertos Pinterest board! How do you incorporate skulls into your Halloween décor?
Clearly people around the Michaels office love their pets. I mean, what would we do without our furry family members? They are always there to cheer us up when we are feeling blue! Our dogs, cats, and other pets are constantly providing us with joy, comfort, entertainment, and companionship. If you would be lost without your precious pet, show your best friend a little appreciation and give one of our Pet Love projects a try! These DIY treat jars and accessories also make great gifts for other pet lovers in your life.
Get Fido looking fancy for a trip to the park with this cozy crochet collar cover topped off with fluffy yarn pom-poms.
Keep treats stored inside this terrarium treat jar! The decorative accent on the lid will remind your pup to stay out of the “dog house” if he wants a special snack!
This treat jar makes a great gift for your friends and family who love their pets as much as you do! Personalize this project by using paints that match their home decor. Also, dress up your puppy with a personalized bandana! Use fabric paints to transform a basic bandana into a custom accessory for your pet.
Immortalize your pet with this custom canvas silhouette art piece! Simply trace and cut out an image of your pet, then use a gel medium to adhere.
During this love-filled month, don’t forget to show your loyal companions some appreciation with a little pampering! Pick your favorite project and get started today!
Do you have pets? Which project are you excited to try?
This holiday season, experiment with color, pattern, exaggerated sizes, and non-traditional icons! Red and green absolutely have a place in Christmas history, but don’t feel like you must be tied to it year after year. If your heart longs for a pink, glitter hammerhead shark to adorn your tree, by all means bring it to life! Stencils make it easy to produce your own patterns, like the bright tree forest that is displayed inside of an embroidery hoop. Nostalgia has also made its way back into our hearts. Mason jars can be filled with miniature bottlebrush trees and teeny deer that can be found on the Holiday aisle, right next to the adorable gumball machine that is smaller than an actual gumball… I need to borrow some tiny quarters.
Gift giving is no doubt the most gratifying part of the season. Why not add something special to a one of a kind package? Don’t be afraid to draw on your gift bags or use fun scrapbook paper to wrap small boxes.
1. Mason Jar Minis
2. Pink Glittered Shark Ornament
3. Fun Wrapped Packages
4. Over-sized Felt Stocking
5. Stenciled Embroidery Hoop
Bottom line: be yourself this Christmas and continue to enjoy the sights, colors, and animals that make you happy.
- Sara, Trend Expert
It’s about that time everyone! I really struggled to round up my crushes this month. There’s just SO much magic happening in the DIY world right now with upcoming holidays and events. Am I right? My Pinterest board runneth over. But seriously, my goal this holiday season is to pin less and make more. Also on my list of goals: don’t over do the holiday sweets. I’ll report back and let you know how that one goes.
Without further ado, here’s my November Craft Crush:
Clockwise from top left:
Maple Glazed Apple Donuts from A Pumpkin and A Princess // If you don’t already know, I have a bit of a donut obsession and these babies make my mouth water. I’m definitely making them soon.
Pom Pom Pumpkins from One Sheepish Girl // Our very own Meredith is a pom pom prodigy. These little pumpkins are super simple to make and serve as perfect Thanksgiving decorations.
Framed Toy Story Dolls Shadowbox by By Stephanie Lynn // What a genius idea to custom frame favorite toys and preserve childhood memories! No worries folks, I’m pretty sure they can still escape to go on adventures.
Advent Christmas Tree by Lil’ Luna // I love how Lil’ Luna combined the tradition of an Advent Calendar into her tree design. It’s absolutely stunning.
Mercury Glass Mason Jars by Mason Jar Crafts Love // I’m a sucker for vintage. But, sometimes it’s hard to find the good stuff. This tutorial shows you have to create mercury glass look perfection.
So, tell me … what have you been crushin’ on lately?