Sunday, November 11, 2007

A Fun Little Craft Project for You!!

I remember being so disappointed when Gerber started using little plastic boxes for their baby food instead of glass jars. I loved using all of those little glass jars for craft projects and I was afraid that eventually you wouldn't be able to find them anymore. But alas, here we are 5 years and another baby later and Beechnut still sells their food in glass jars. But anyway, one day while shopping I couldn't find what I was looking for in the Beechnut brand and so I had to buy Gerber in one of those dreaded plastic containers. After the food was gone I thought "hey...these are kinda cute" and I washed it out and saved it. So...that brings me to my craft project(finally! whew...I got a little off track there...sorry)






Here are the containers before




And then... I painted the little boxes and lids pink. I decoupaged some reproductions of vintage postcards to the lids and added a little glitter(of course...I LOVE glittery sparkly things) Then I dipped the bottoms and sides of the boxes in some shimmery glass glitter and added a few ribbons and pearls. There you go! Gerber would be proud!!






The one on the right with the blue background has a picture of a fairy and a little boy floating through the stars while sitting on a pillow. It doesn't show in the picture but on the side of the box I added:


Through a sea of stars we float


With a pillow for a boat


Off to dreamland every night


There and back by candle light.


11 comments:

justabeachkat said...

What a cute idea! Those turned out beautifully.

Hugs!
Kat

Nunnie's Attic said...

Those are gorgeous! Who would ever believe that they started out as Gerber baby food containers? Where do you find your reproductions? And if you don't mind one more question - what media do you use for decoupaging? Thanks for all of your help!

Love,
Julie

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

How beautiful! You are sooo creative!
Penny

Janice said...

How beautiful and creative! You are an inspiration!

Lizzie said...

Oh my goodness I love your log! Great music, too!

I have been wanting to take the glass jars and make a little fairy jar with them. But, you have given me ideas for the plastic now, too!

I am adding you to my links of blogs to visit!

P.S.- Victoria fan here, too.

Kari & Kijsa said...

What a cute idea...you are so talented!

Have a very, very, very blessed day!

smiles, kari and kijsa

Kari & Kijsa said...

We love cute ideas that use a little nothing and turn it into something fabulous!! Great job!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

thanks for stopping by and entering my contest.

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Adorable! Now YOU are the one with talent Erin! And how creative!! Cute, cute, cute!
Barbara

the feathered nest said...

Such a cute, cute idea!

Manuela

Alexandra, Writing & Baking Enthusiast said...

Look at you go ~ what a sweet and lovely idea.
Alexandra