Friday, August 6, 2010

Inspiration Strikes! Blinged Night Cream Jar

It seems I haven't had much time or energy for crafting these days; which is usually the case when the kids are home for summer break. But I was cleaning the bathroom this morning and noticed how many jars and bottles I have setting on the countertop. I thought to myself, "Wouldn't it be nice if I could pretty them up a bit?" So I grabbed the hot glue gun, some odds and ends from my craft stash, and here's one of the first results.



A "blinged" jar of night cream. (The jar on the right serves as a "before" sample.) The label peeled off very easily. Then I simply hot glued some beads and baubles on the lid. I was thinking when I finish the night cream inside I can use it to store earrings on my nightstand, or as pretty little packaging for a gift. Guess it just goes to prove, inspiration can strike anytime.... even when you're cleaning.

12 comments:

Jana said...

Love it Michelle, thanks for the inspiration. I can see these on my night stand.

shray said...

hi,Michelle, my name is shray, and i just wonted to say. Wow, so simple but just great!!
thanks for reminding all of us out hear, that life is so cool and fun, and that no matter what, imagination always shines through and makes us smile. is't it, just so great we get to make neat things???
hey, i have tons of.... you know those glass kitchen jars from jelly and such, well what about doing the same and putting rubber bands for hair and clips, bobbie pins headbands and the like. then doing your idea on those lids? your idea save's on trash also.
thanks for taking the time to share.
shray

Conniecrafter said...

Love this idea, great way to dress it up! I just happened to have one of these empty right now :)

Michelle Wedemeyer said...

Great idea Shray!

Grandma Nancy said...

Love it! Would look pretty in the bathroom or the bedroom!

rubber said...

Now I just can`t wait to empty mine and try it out. Clever and beautiful.

Jane said...

Fab! To show my appreication of your blog there is something on my blog for you! :0)

Jane
xx

Kajun Beth said...

I'm missing your posts Michelle!!!!

Tonniece said...

WOW, I was wondering where you got to. Miss your postings.

suzARTe said...

such a great idea, this really is recycling at its best, just awesome and looks really lovely as well.I have been more mindful of saving packaging etc of late and this has given me the inspiration to start working with what I have stocked up

I am one of the contributors at going green and trying to check out all the different contributors blogs. I just love your projects

Anna said...

wow thats so creative! hope you visit my blog!
annabeedesigns.blogspot.com

Tonniece said...

Still missing you. Hope everything is ok.
Hugs
Tonniece