Can I just tell you all how much I love these jars? Well I L.O.V.E. them! They are so pretty and so easily changed for the seasons! I have seen them all over blogland and it was high time that I had my own set. It was super easy to make. For each one I used:
*an old jam jar-free
*a wooden final - $1.50 for 3
*a candle stick - $2.99
*a round wooden base- $.50
*Glue - already had
*spray paint - leftover from another project
Total $5 for 2 jars, not to bad in my book!
I do not really decorate for the Easter holiday, but I thought that filling these up with candy was a simple and easy way to decorate. And surprisingly they have been sitting on the piano for 2 days and the kids have not asked to eat the candy! And I haven't eaten it either - that might be a different story if it was filled with those Cadbury chocolate mini eggs! My favorite candy from Easter!
I did get a little bit over excited about finishing these. I set one up on the shelf and took some pictures and then I looked at it and something was wrong. It looked just too plain. Then I realized that I forget to antique them with some stain. Now all the crevices and seams stand out a little bit more and I like it a whole lot more!
I am thinking that if I place them here on my piano by these candlesticks that I might need to paint them a different color. Or I could just make a new set in the darker color!
I just love them! And I love how simple it was to make them. Just paint and then glue everything together! Distress and then fill with goodies or something else! Easy-peasy!
It is pouring rain here, and so I think I am going to try and get some sewing done today! I hope that you all have a productive day and I cannot wait to what you will link up to our party tomorrow!