Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Homemade Jar Jewelry


I find that the more time that goes by in my life, the more I love simplicity.

I think that's why I love this project so much....it's a simple look and a very simple process!


I used the "recipe" that Jo at Smilemonster's used for her faux silver hearts (which turned out unbelievably gorgeous, by the way).

The first part of the process is quick and easy.... mix up the salt dough, which is:
one cup of flour
1/2 cup of salt
1/2 cup of water. 
*When I do this project again, I will probably half this mixture, since it made a LOT more dough than I needed.

I fashioned my "charms" by hand and used a pencil to make the holes for hanging.  I put them on aluminum foil on a cookie sheet and baked them on my oven's lowest setting, which was 170 degrees, for about twenty minutes to get them on their way to drying.  I took them out and let them dry for another 24 hours.  Waiting for them to harden is the most difficult part of the process!



The next step was sanding.  I used a fine grain to smooth over the whole charm.  Then I painted then with a bronze metallic acryllic.



The result was a charm that looks almost like an old, hammered metal!



I attached them to some sheer brown ribbon and hung them from an olive oil bottle and a spaghetti sauce jar (upcycling at its best!).



So uncomplicated.  Transparent.






Simple, cheap "style."


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27 comments:

  1. Kelly,
    This is so darn cute...great THRIFTY idea too!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  2. These are great! I loved salt dough as a kid, I might just have to make something with it now!

    ~Trisha

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  3. so cute!!!!!!!
    lovely photos!
    take care,
    Rosa

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  4. They look awesome!

    Jo @ SmileMonsters

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  5. This looks wonderful! I've got to try it!!!

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  6. What a creative way to jazz up jars. I love it!

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  7. Very creative & they look amazing! Great Job, Girl!

    xoxo,
    Ellen

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  8. Oh my! That is so cute!! I love simple too.

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  9. Adorable! Such a neat idea!!

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  10. I'm obsessed with these jar jewelry decorations and have to do it to spice up some of my jars. Thanks for the inspiration, I found you on T2T Tuesday!

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  11. Great idea! Love these little thngs, so easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Very Clever! I've never seen jar jewelry before.
    I am your newest follower!

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  13. Holy mole Kelly! This project is soooo cute! So good enough to eat too, they look like cookies to me :-) Have a great and creative day!
    -marie

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  14. Beautiful. I love the hearts! Very creative..

    Shirley

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  15. Adorable and frugal, love it!! Nice job.

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  16. What a great idea. I will definitely have to save this recipe.

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  17. I adore these and they look so cute around the jar. It's funny because you're dressing up a jar, but it does have a simplistic look to it.
    xo,
    Sena

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  18. Love these! Especially love how simple they are to make...hmm, maybe even I could do a craft like that! :-)

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  19. How cute!! Love this idea and how they came out~ Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

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  20. I love this. Very creative.

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  21. This is so clever and pretty!

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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