Tuesday, February 18, 2014

filled mini plastic mason jars

decisions decisions.
i have a heckuva time making them when i like something. 

are you the same way?
i mean if you see something you really like, does your mind tell that you really want need them all?
sigh, it's a losing battle i say.

here, lemme show you an example where decisions were somewhat challenging...

i used this download again to print, the same one i used to make these bags that you guys liked so much. i figure if it's not broke, why fix it so the decision to use it again was a fairly easy one.

i just made a word document and 
used multiple copies of the jar.
when you do it, decide what size you want and then copy and paste from there. 
mine are about 2x3 inches.
you can make them as big as the page or 
as little as you want.

it'll be fine no matter what you choose.
easy decision #2.
then i took the 2 layers and matched them up exactly to look like one jar.
i also made sure i did NOT sew the top of the jar.
you'll see why in a sec.

then add some double stick tape on the inside of the lid to close it all up. 
tie the ends into a bow,
and you are done!
oh how fun!
and look, we got more to fill!
woohoo! 
decision time.
let's do it.

hey wonder if we can make strawberry preserves outta those?
oh so colorful!
hey look, even "plants" work.
and non-edible items too.
doesn't everyone have a jar of buttons lying around?

anyway, here they all are:


dang there are a ton of things you can add!
imagine the possibilities.
(decisions #4 thru 1,730,987,354)

uh oh, i think i'm gonna change my mind again...


ok so now that they are filled, 
what should we do with them?
naw...
nope.
whoa! there's a cute way to use them.

what about something else?...
card game anyone?
dumb.
get serious already would you Lisa?
hey that's a good decision :)

and look, here are more good decisions:
yikes!
now the only real decision to make is to decide when i am gonna stop with the ideas.

lemme go make more jars and think about that one...




40 comments:

  1. OK. I gotta do this. Infinite possibilities!!!! But the 'paper'......I've never seen it. You can just print on it like real paper??? Seriously??? My mind is in boggle-mode (not the game, but as in "mind boggling"). You are amazing. Have I ever mentioned that? A-maze-ing. Brilliant. Creative to the max. And that's why I'm proud to call you my BBFF!!! Dona

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    1. HAHA! you crack me up Dona! actually my mind was boggled when i originally thought of the idea. i printed on sheet protectors and covered it up with packing tape so the ink wouldn't smear but that looked well, messed up, to say the least. so i was adamant about finding something to print on and then was mind-boggled when i saw the "paper'! i NEVER even knew it existed! who'da thunk? it's funny how things work out. and YOU my BBFF are super sweet to the MAX! :>D

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    2. oh and YES you print on it just like paper! print on the "rough" side as directed and it works for both ink jet (which i have) and laser printers! YIPPEE! oh boy! sooo many thngs you can do with the paper... :>O

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  2. Oh Lisa - you've done it again, in a good way! I just love your plastic mason jars! And decisions.... I spend hours making the decisions!!

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    1. oh my goodness Kim with all the awesomeness you create and then you say you spend hours making decisions why, i couldn't sleep if i were you. guess that's why i rely on your decisions a lot of times to get inspiration! thank you so much again!!! :)

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  3. Brilliant decisions! Making the decision is the hardest part :) Love the coupons too.

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    1. thank you Brenda! it IS the hardest part. one that i fail when i go to craft stores and use my coupons and then end up with a cart full thinking i saved money cuz i couldn't decide to put stuff back! lol always so happy when you stop by! :>D

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    1. love love love it that you love love love it Crochet Hooks! :>D

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  5. Oh my gosh these are adorable! Another awesome hit! :D

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    1. oh wow thank you Heather! hope i keep making home runs :)

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  6. This is super cool!! Love the way it is made, and how the finished product looks :) Pinning now, thanks for sharing!

    Hannah ♫
    Sew Lah Tea Dough

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    1. a pin?! SUPER COOL! thank you so much Hannah! :>D

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    1. Brilliant , simply BRILLIANT ! Thanks for sharing.

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    2. hooray thank you SO much Terri! and you too Anonymous person! :>D you guys are sweet! simply sweet! :)

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    1. jeepers another brilliant comment! thank you SO much Amanda! :) happy you like them!

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  9. I love the way I can actually read your mind whirling with ideas! Sooo many possibilities, what a lovely idea, I can't even think yet of all the variations this idea could lead too, My mind too is now whirling!

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    1. or make a pin outta them! or make a bunch and put them in a big mason jar! or stick them in a frame and display them! or or...oh my goodness Julia i think you got my whirling mind started again-LOL! so from one whirling mind to another, i THANK YOU!!! :>D

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  10. These are SO PRECIOUS - my girls and I love them and are discussing the possibilities. Thank you for sharing this! :) Gentle Joy

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    1. hooray hooray! i love it when people make my stuff! you're gonna have a blast filling the little jars up. but i warn you, you'll wanna make a bunch and your finger may get sore from the sewing but heck it's worth it! thank you so much gentle joy! :>D

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  11. What a fun post! You have so much creativity! I would never have thought to make something like these, but they are really cute.

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    1. oh thank you Elise! what a day brightener comment and it's almost 9pm here! i'm so happy you stopped by! :)

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  12. All of them are incredibly cute, but I especially like the adorable strawberries!~!

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    1. when i open up my sprinkle drawer and saw those strawberries i thought they would be perfect too Michelle! especially since mason jars are for jam making and this is the only way I know how to make it! lol thank you so much again:>D

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  13. What a wonderful idea. They are so cute.
    Ali xx

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    1. what a wonderful comment Ali! thanks so much :)

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  14. Oh my gosh, these are adorable! What a brilliant idea!!
    I have a link party every Thursday (it actually starts on Wed. afternoon) and I would love if you would share these.
    http://acreativeprincess.blogspot.com

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    1. ok sounds like a date Terri! lol i'll see you wednesday afternoon! so happy you stopped by :)

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  15. Seriously adorable! I love them. They would be great for a baby shower too. I have babies on the mind. Not me! One of my older daughters. Hope your having a great week! Thanks for sharing @DearCreatives Theresa xo

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    1. yes you can sew them using pink or blue twine and stick some baby safety pins in them for instance! :) awww babies are the best aren't they? best of luck to your daughter Theresa! thank you so much for stopping by! :)

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  16. Lisa! You are a creative genius! These are so much fun. I love them :) Pinning right now :) You are a Fabulous Feature this week!

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    1. YAY YAY YAY!!! thank you SOOO much Krista! you are just so sweet! i kinda like 'em too but love that you love them more! :)

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  17. THANK YOU for letting us know about that cool paper and the way you used it to make another awesome project! You do know that most other blogs just do re-writes of old ideas but YOURS always has the freshest most creative ones??! You DO know that, don't you my dear?
    Yikes - just re-read that last question and it sounds kinda "bossy" - but am I deleting it? Naw!

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    1. HAHAHA i'm so happy you didn't delete that last comment J! that's what made it so funny! and thank you thank you for such a sweet compliment!!!! WOW! i never knew that paper existed i just had it in my mind that it did somewhere and was determined to find it! lol i'm so happy you like my ideas-some i think are off the wall but i post them anyway hoping it brings people just like YOU here and man oh man am i lucky and blessed to know you! :>D THANK YOU!

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  18. Oh my gosh, I LOVE this idea!!! So many possibilities, as you pointed out:) Time to pin! I can't wait to make some! (I need to leave your page now so I can get something done:) I was so behind on your posts, but I feel better now:)

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    1. oh my goodness! you made me SOOOO HAPPY Sue!!!!! i'm doing cartwheels and flips! (well ok not really cuz i am terribly uncoordinated but i would if i could! LOL :>O

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your comment warms my heart on any winter day :)