Monday, April 14, 2008

Altered Jar - Guest Designer

I'm happy to have a guest designer today on my blog. This is an altered project that my youngest daughter worked on over spring break. We had horrible weather over spring break, so we decided to take a day to craft. I had the idea to stop at a resale/thrift store to purchase an inexpensive item that inspired us, and we were then to use it on a crafting project of our choice. Now, I should mention that I was thinking we would look at accessories: jewelry, belts, small purses, etc. We stopped at a Goodwill, and I'm not sure what they were giving away on the day we were there, but it was incredibly crowded, and the jewelry was all locked up in a case, and we couldn't really find anyone to open it for us just for us to look. Plus, I had a feeling that a worker would be too happy with us just browsing in the case when the store was so very crowded!! So, while we trying to find someone to open the jewelry case for us, we stopped and looked in a discount bin. My daughter found this outfit, and she really liked it.


She loves dogs, and she really liked the big red felt dog on the outfit. I liked it too! So, this was her pick for her crafting project.


She decided to make Princess a "Good Girl Cookies" jar. I've mentioned before that I think my girls are very creative, and I thought her choice of outfits and her idea on what to use it for was just clever! Doesn't that red dog look cute on the front of this jar? So, this is a recycled peanut butter jar. She used Modge Podge to adhere the white cardstock band around the jar. The jar is larger than 12" around, so the white band is in two pieces. Those red, white, and blue buttons have been in our stash for such a long time, and they really work with this color scheme.


This is the top. I cut the red cardstock with my Coluzzle circle. She used a couple of dogs cut from the outfit to decorate the top. She also used three dog brads. Pretty royal blue ribbon was tied around the lid.


Here are more of the dogs cut from the outfit, and she used alphabet stickers to personalize it for our very spoiled Princess!

So, there you have it. My guest designer for the day with her altered project. I love it! (I have to admit that I had a hard time cutting that cute outfit, even though it wasn't in perfect shape. I didn't really want to destroy an outfit . . . it would have been much easier to destroy a not-so-attractive piece of jewelry!) Anyway, we just wanted to be creative in a different way, and I think we succeeded. I will have another guest designer tomorrow so that I can show you what my oldest daughter created! Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!

19 comments :

Lauren said...

WOW! Your guest designer did a fabulous job. These are so adorable. Love the choice of red felt for the pooch - reminds me of Clifford.

Alexandra said...

She did a fabulous job Carol - totally creative and it turned out very cute!!! I am sure Princess will love it too - LOL! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Fe-Fe said...

This is absolutely fabulous. I just love everything about it and I'm sure Princess will too. What a talented family you have Carol!

Melinda said...

What a great idea she had... Very creative. You did such a Great job.

Dawn said...

Very creative and a terrific job! Princess' is very lucky.

scrapnnMO said...

How simply adorable! what a cute project! She did a great job altering that jar! Way to go! :)

ஐBeatriz Jenningsஐ said...

beautiful!! :)

~KRISTY~ said...

GUEST DTER...HOW CUTE ARE YOU CAROL!
*JESSICA,YOU HAVE CREATED AN AWESOME DOGGY TREAT JAR I JUST LOVE IT,WELL DONE AND KEEP CRAFTING!

Andrea, said...

This is gorgeous, love the cute felt doggie, your daughter did a fab job

All Pink girl said...

Wow what fabulous things ,your girl did a brilliant job .Dawnx

Catherine said...

How CUTE!!!!!
You're giving me a little guilt though - I still have not made a treat jar for Charlie!!! Ugh, I'm such a bad sister! LOL
Hey, did I ever tell you that Charlie is a Prince? His official name is Lola's Prince Charlie (Lola is my mom). Maybe we should stage a virtual royal wedding!

Deb said...

wow your GD did a great job here, such a cute jar, I bet Princess loves it!

Terrie B x said...

Wow ..These are fabbie..bet Princess loves them!!!your girls have your Artistc talents Carol...greta creations since my last visit..Love the LO of you all in the hot tub:)x

Flossie's Follies said...

Your guest designer did a great job, these are fantstic.

Judy said...

Wow....what a great job she did! Very creative.

Lisa said...

OMG...she is so talented. It is amazing what young minds come up with, that we would never think of!
Your Princess has a treat jar fit for a Princess.

Liz :) said...

TOO DARN CUTE! This really makes me want to dress up my doggie treat jar! Great work!

Mel M. M. M. said...

Wow incredible projects! How original! :0) Mel

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

This is just way too cute! Great job on the jar! Your daughter is very creative and talented! Isn't it fun that they share your craft and your talent?