Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sweet smelling buttons!

Hello everyone! Hope you have had a great Sunday. I started a new job today, after being unemployed for 4 months after the Smith and Hawken store (and the whole brand) came to an end, but it was a nice little break. The first day on the new job was really pleasant, friendly co-workers and I think I will really like it!
Onto the business of challenges, these cute "jars" are for the JustRite challenge to make a tag or label AND for the Verve RE-use challenge.
I was so excited when I saw back in January that JR was creating/releasing the Stitched with Love set and pre-ordered them because I had this exact project in kidding! As you know from my previous posts, I have had help with my stamp room make-over and I am enjoying it SO, so much (now that I can find everything) and I wanted to dress up my growing button collection. I have been burning these candles from Bath & Bodyworks and saving the jars. These are the smaller ones (they a larger size too) and when I first bought them, I thought they would be perfect for the buttons! I started making these last night and finished them up this evening, snapped a photo from my craft room desk top where I have an Ott light and, well, here they are!
I stamped in Memento Tux. black ink and coloured in the tiny leaves and then used some PTI cs and dots patterned black paper to make different sizes and shapes with my Nestabilities. I glued them all together and placed some dimensional foam behind the Just Rite tag, placed some co-ordinating buttons and that is it.
I love how these turned out and plan to do this for all of my buttons AND some of my JR stamps could fit into these too! Do you know what other bonus these jars have? They have a rubber seal on the lid, so every time I open for a button, I get a wonderful orange or pineapple or margarita aroma!
Thanks for peeking in,
Cheers! chriss


  1. this is a such a fabulous idea - I love it :) Thinking this is exactly how my button collection needs to be organized

  2. This is such a great organization project. Too cute for words.

  3. I love the buttons jar. I have quite a few baby food jars and might try it with them if not to small. Keep up the organization.


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