A Thrifty and Easy Holiday Jar

I saw this idea somewhere. I even posted about it. I think it was Michael's but, I am too lazy to go and find the post. LOL

Some time this past summer I stopped at a yard sale and picked up this jar for .10 cents. It was so dusty and the inside was filled with some prehistoric potpourri. As soon as I got it home I freed it of the nasty potpourri and washed it. I think I actually heard the jar let out a little thank you sigh!

I figured it would make a good holiday candy jar. And I wanted to play around with rubber stamping glass items. So, off to my stash of rubber stamps to find a Halloween themed one and a black stamp pad.

I made sure the jar was good and cleaned and then just rubber stamped it with bats.

I like the way it turned out. However, since this was an experiment, I of course learned some "Do's & Don'ts". First off, I did not want to have this permanently on the jar (thought I would change it for Christmas) so, I did not "bake" the ink on in the oven. So, keeping that in mind, a candy jar is not a good idea to do temporary rubber stamping on. It will smudge and let's face it, candy jars are going to get handled all the time! So, I would recommend using this fun and easy technique for things like hurricane shades, candle holders and other items that are for "show" and not to be played with.

Next, working with round items needs a good hand because you need to "rock" the rubber stamp and you don't want to smudge it. I would also recommend using a smaller rubber stamp than I did. It will be easier to make the pattern all over the jar (or whatever you make).

Other than that, I loved this idea and have all kinds of creative little things to use it for!

I'm linking this up to these awesome blogs:

It's So Very Cheri for "Celebrate the Holidays"

The Dalomba Days for "Goodwill Goodies"

My Country Home for "Whatcha Working on Wednesday"

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  1. That's so cute! I would've never thought to stamp on a glass jar like that! Very cool

  2. Thanks for the compliment on my Container Decor. I love your stamp idea. And the DO's and DON'T's, very handy to have someone else make the mistakes first.

  3. Very cute idea!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I was looking through yours and saw that you had visited Sauder Village. I live very close to there. Your from around NW Ohio too?

  4. That sounds like a fun project to do and still be able to change it up for the seasons. Thanks for the tips!

  5. I like the idea of stamping something and then being able to wipe it off later and do a new design. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  6. What if you were to stamp a piece of paper or vellum or transparency and insert in the jar next to the glass, like a label? You could switch out the label as the contents changed.

  7. Diann,
    Thanks for participating! That is actually a really neat idea. I like the idea of it being temporary, too so you don't have to have a different jar for every season and therefore a place to store all of them :)



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