Friday, November 20, 2015

With Gratitude From The Cutting Cafe...

Even through every hard time we've ever had, we still have so many reasons to find ourselves blessed.  I believe it's the hardships that make us treasure the happiness we find in our hearts. Especially at this time of year when we celebrate with our family and friends at Thanksgiving.  
So for this post at The Cutting Cafe, we're celebrating With Gratitude.

This printable stamp set comes with over 75 images and what you can do with them is so incredibly diverse.  Let me show you how I made this little mason jar candle holder for our Thanksgiving table.
Here's a clear mason jar that I applied crackled patina to after I'd mod podged the blessed sentiment on. The jiffy pot came from the lawn and garden center on clearance in a package of a bajillion and the battery operated candle came in a set of two from The Dollar Store. The little crocheted doilies were given to me by my Grandma's friend, Arlone, oh...and some raffia because that's just pretty with crackle.

*EDITED*
I've since removed the plastic looking candle, covered it in a layer of Mod Podge, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and then resealed with Mod Podge again. You can see this on the very first picture I've added.
I slipped the doily and the jiffy pot into the mouth of the jar then added a torn off piece of Styrofoam for height.   A handful of brown mossy stuff, also from The Dollar Store and viola, the candle sit's snug in there perfectly.
The raffia bow tied for a ribbon and the metal stars were made from metal tape and inked with Adirondack inks myself.

I have other designs I'm going to make too with the remaining sentiments that will complete the table centerpiece perfectly.  Nice and rustic and with gratitude, just like I like. it. 
Hugs and Happy Crafting,
Lisa xx
All DT projects are posted at The Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of each month. We'd love for you to visit and be sure to leave a comment for Regina. She selects one lucky person to receive 3 FREE files of their choice!

Challenges I would like to enter this into are:
Frilly and Funkie -  An Altered State

33 comments:

Pamellia Johnson said...

Just gorgeous Lisa!! I love the altered mason jar idea and I really love the aqua mixed with the natural fibres and tones! What a wonderful decoration. hugs :)

Buttons said...

Seriously! I'm completely gone over that GORGEOUS altered jar!!! The verdigris, the rafia, the beautiful sentiment - LOVE it! Jenny x
ps, have you seen the latest Frilly and Funkie challenge?... ;)

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Lisa this is such a beautiful transformation...rustic and stylish
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Regina Easter said...

I am out of words. ...ditto to what the other ladies said....I do love that color though....simply beautiful

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Chrissy said...

I can these gorgeous mason jar candle centre pieces along the Thanks Giving table Lisa..love the colour..and I'm so chuffed that I found some of these little candles here in NZ..never thought I would, but I did..FAB project lisa..bring on some more.

luv CHRISSYxx

jasann said...

Thank you for showing us this beautiful candle, but my question is : is it safe to light?, or is it a fire hazard?, we in Australia are very conscious of fire hazards as we go into the summer with bush fires already alight and people dying in Western Australia.

Kelly Neis said...

I totally love these candles, so my style. love the words on them. I have wanted to do this to my jars, somehow it never gets done, very nice inspiration for me. I love them.
Hugs Kelly

Ina G said...

Oh Lisa I am loving your latest creations. Love how you explain everything with words and photos. Always so many elements to look at and admire. Keep 'em coming!

Tracy said...

Oh wow that patina finish is gorgeous. Spot on rustic Twang. I can just smell that cinnamon. I still need to get some of that metal tape. Blessed to call you friend. Hugs!

Mitra Pratt said...

THAT VERY COLOR has my heat a pitter patter! I'd text you but it's early..I am DYING TO KNOW how the heck you got that cool color! I want it...is it spray paint? Black under it? I have to make 15 of something very similar for Civil Air Patrol only red white and blue...and you just give me a bajillion ideas with these...I'm actually kinda freaking out...

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful! I'm thankful for people that inspire me....thank you!

Strangely Creative said...

Hi Lisa! Oh wow what a beautiful project and I love the way you covered the candles with cinnamon sugar - its lovely! Cxx

Pia S said...

I love them! What a transformation of the mason jars, I love the aged look you've given them and all that texture too! Wow!

Paper Profusion said...

This is wonderful Lisa! I love how organic and rustic it is - just perfect for Thanksgiving. The verdigris shade and its aging are really fabulous. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Nicola x

Linsey R said...

Hi Lisa! I noticed your super fabulous mason jars over at the Mixed Media Monthly challenge blog and had to come get a closer look. They are simply marvelous!! I love altering mason jars and I just LOVE yours!! They are overflowing with rustic charm and beauty!! A most fantastic addition to any home décor!! Thanks for sharing your lovely inspiration!!! :)

Doris Molina Mora said...

This is stunning!!!1

Anita Houston said...

Completely stunning!!! LOVE the shabby chic look, the knitted doily, and the whole design! Gorgeous!!!

Karon said...

These are gorgeous! Love the upcycle and beautiful additions! TFS

Tammy said...

Love the gorgeous jars, such wonderful results of your incredible creativeness! Always love reading how you create in hopes that it will rub off on me!

Lisa S. said...

Love your "outside of the box" take on this DT assignement L2. You're such a talent! Hope you have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving. :) Hugs L2

Pamellia Johnson said...

Just dropped back in to say thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Altered State' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Sandy said...

Beautiful Lisa and perfect for the Thanksgiving table! You are so right - we have so many blessings in a world full of pain and hate.
Sandy xx

Brocante hobbykamer said...

Lovely- and many thanks for your free header I juse them from mine blog. greetings,Joan

butterfly said...

Stunning! The patina looks amazing on the jars, and I just love your rustic assemblage. I'd forgotten about raffia - one of my favourite things to use when I started - and I love the vintage doilies. So inspired to cover the plastic candles with cinnamon sugar (I assume you mean actual cinnamon sugar rather than some fabulous craft product) - they look like fabulously expensive ones now - and I expect they might smell quite nice too! Absolutely in love with the whole look, and I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family.
Alison xx

Donna B. said...

Very cool project! I love the texture and the color. Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Tracey said...

Oh my Lisa......I absolutely love your altered mason jar. What a gorgeous addition to your Thanks giving table.

Sue C said...

Fantastic Lisa ! Love the patina finish on the bottles. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Rachel said...

GORGEOUS! what a beautiful homey project. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

cm said...

Adding my voice to the expressions of awe and delight from those who comment on time! Your altered mason jar truly is a work of art infused with gratitude! Impressive!
Hugs`c

Jeanne J said...

It's amazing how you transformed this shiny glass mason jar into a vintage looking one - It went from boring to amazing. I am amazed at how you can see everyday ordinary objects and make them into beautiful treasured items. You amaze me (as always Lisa!)

Coco said...

Hi Lisa, coming from Alison's blog (butterfly), and finding yours jars marvelous!!!.. as well as your doodled images, sentiments and so on - offered to us so generously thanks - everything is SO beautiful!!!...
So it has been a lovely walk and discovery for me tonight on your blog -though I have not much time to blog at the moment, but I really couldn't leave your blog without telling all that to you :D)
Warmly,
Coco (from France) x

Annie said...

Your Thankdgiving Table will look amazing with the addition of your beautiful rustic Jar Lisa. Love the patina and the addition of the doilly. Great candle detail too.

Best wishes Annie x