Monday, May 6, 2013

Did You Guess??

Did you guess what my swap was on Friday?  I had a couple people email me some guesses and while they were all wonderful and creative ideas (I'm stealing some of them) no one guessed what it was.  For our swap I lined mason jars with our Stampin' Up! fabric and then placed some candles in them--battery operated.  They make such sweet candles!!  The patterns are so fun!!!!  I used the Two For Tea fabric for the jars.  Everyone made 3 jars, one in each size and finished each jar with a little bakers twine. 
So how did I get the fabric in there??  Well I saw on Pintrest this idea of lining jars with fabric and using them for all sorts of things.  So it was easy to put two and two together-we have fabric, I can find jars-perfect!!!  I cut the fabric into about 1 1/2 inch strips, then I used a foam brush and brushed some mod podge on the inside of the jar.  Stick the fabric down, make sure it's nice and snug on the bottom.  Once you do the whole jar, go over it again with another layer of the mod podge, just to make sure it all stays where it's supposed to be :)  Let dry, cut off any excess fabric on the top of the jar, put the lid on, tie your twine and plop your candle in.  It was a little time consuming-not bad though but really easy.  You can't be afraid to get a little sticky though-but you wash :)
I used battery tea light candles.  They're easy to get in and out and you won't have to worry about any fire dangers in case the mod podge and fabric decide to catch fire.  So make sure you stick with the battery candles :)  The rest of the swaps were amazing!!!  I'll share them tomorrow.  All of my swaps this year were put right to use as soon as I walked in the door :)  Make sure you stop by tomorrow for some amazing ideas!!!! 
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These are super cute, Ruth! Thanks for the details. ... Your Stalker