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Fairy Jar Tutorial

Mason Jar Fairy Jar

Remember the days of catching fireflies in jars? It always sounded fun to me, right on up to the point where I had to touch a bug ...   Ugh!   That part was not so fun. So I let my brother catch them for me while I held the jar.   Some creative (and perhaps … [read more...]

Teacher Gift Idea: Mason Jar Pencil Holder with Flower Pencils

Teacher Gift Idea: Flower Pencils

I have a friend in Georgia whose children went back to school last week.   LAST WEEK!   How could that be? We're still in the throes of summer here in Chicago. The sun has finally come out. The humidity and crazy hot temperatures have finally arrived. Beach days spread out … [read more...]

Mason Jar Crafts: Painted Floral Pink Marimekko Inspired Design

Marimekko Mason Jar

  I fell in love with Marimekko fabric the minute I set eyes on it. So fun. So vibrant.   So expensive!   Yes, I was not in love with the price per yard. So very, very out of my league.   So what's a Marimekko print lover to do? Make her own. With paint. And … [read more...]

Minion Mason Jar

Minion Mason Jar

Minions. You either love them or hate them.   Though, I have to say, I see much more love than hate. With the exception of my teen daughter. For some reason or other, Minions rub her the wrong way. And once she expressed her anti-Minion stance I took it upon myself to surround her with … [read more...]

Mason Jar Kid Craft: Summer Craft Idea for Kids Using Mason jars

Kid Craft for Summer

Where has the summer gone? Can you believe that there's only about a month left to do all the things you and the ids want to do this summer vacation? And, speaking of which, what exactly do the kids want to do this summer? This really fun family mason jar project from hello, wonderful blog is a … [read more...]

Mason Jar Crafts: Painted & Distressed Tropical Sunset Mason Jar

Tropical Sunset Mason Jar

When I was a young girl, I used to doodle. A lot.   I was a day dreamer. And many of those dreams involved sun and sand and water and palm trees. And over and over and over again I would create a tropical sunset vignette. With a little island. And a palm tree. With some birds flying in … [read more...]

Low Calorie Margarita

Low Cal Margarita

Nothing says summer vacation like a margarita. On the rocks. Or frozen. I'll take one either way. With salt on the rim. A slice of lime to garnish.   Yum.   Just thinking about it conjures images of sand and beach and warm tropical breezes. Sun kissed skin and that residue of … [read more...]

Salad Ideas: Red White Blue with Feta Cheese in Mason Jar

Red White & Blue Mason Jar Salad

One more red, white, and blue idea for this Fourth of July holiday weekend.   Only this one is edible. Red, white, and blue salad in a mason jar.   It looks amazingly delicious. Combining some of my all time favorites. Strawberries. Blueberries. And do I spy a layer of crumbly … [read more...]

Red White Blue Crafts Using Mason Jars for Fourth of July, Patriotic Holidays, Memorial Day, Labor Day

Red, White, Blue Mason Jars

  Happy 4th of July! And what better way to celebrate than with a collection of fabulous red, white & blue mason jar craft and recipe ideas!   Enjoy! Stars & Stripes Lanterns from Addicted 2 DIY Patriotic Rice Candles from She Wears Many Hats Red White Blue … [read more...]

Mason Jar Craft: Cubs Baseball Uniform Mason Jar

Baseball Uniform Mason Jar

I'm a Chicago Cubs fan.   I know, I know. They have a sad track record. But I'm ever hopeful.    We live less than a mile from Wrigley Field. And during baseball season, our neighborhood is bustling with Cubs blue-and-red-clad fans. All hopeful that this year will be our year. … [read more...]

Mason Jar Craft: Matchbox

Mason Jar Matchbox

I'm not sure I would categorize this mason jar matchox as a Father's Day gift idea, per se. Perhaps it's more of a summer barbecue hostess (and host) gift idea? Either way, I think it's just darling.   If I do say so myself. ;)   And you could always dress this up as a Father's … [read more...]

Father's Day Gift Idea: Kid Craft Idea with Mason Jars

Kid’s Craft for Father’s Day

Since Father's Day is all about dads I thought this kid-crafted mason jar project could be the perfect gift idea.   I mean, how perfect would this homemade Father's Day gift idea be to sit on dad's desk at work, holding pens and pencils?   Or perhaps as a jar to collect his … [read more...]

Father's Day Gift Idea: Mason Jar Golf Gift

Mini Golf Mason Jar Gift

My husband is not a golfer. Which is fine with me. I dated a golfer a long, long time ago and did not enjoy a peek what life could have been a golf widow ...   But mini golf? That's a whole other story. And my husband is free to rock the mini putting green. Navigating windmill obstacles … [read more...]

Mason Jar Crafts: Red White Blue Texas Flag

Texas Flag Mason Jar

I'd like to say this Texas flag mason jar set was my idea. But I can't.   I have to come clean with you all.   It was the brainchild of one of my Etsy customers.   And since I loved how it turned out, I've listed it at the Etsy shop. And I also thought I'd share a … [read more...]

Free Printable Father's Day Gift Tags: Mason Jar Gift Tags

Father’s Day Gift Tags

Have you noticed the price of a gift card can sometimes cost more than the actual gift?   Okay, perhaps and exaggeration. But they do add up. First, the gift. Then the gift wrap. Then the card. Before you know it your $20 budget is now more like $25.   That's why I love free … [read more...]