Friday, May 4, 2012

Mushroom Jars

Have you seen these jars with the animals glued to them? Here, here and here. I wanted to make these sooo bad. I had my friend save me some jars and right before painting them I realized (light bulb moment) that they would be soooo cute if they looked like mushrooms! With woodland creatures perched atop them. I'm a horrible spray painter (just a little too heavy handed and spazy) but they will do for now. I used my Shilouette machine to make the white circles out if vinyl. They turned out good except for my placement of them. Not so good around the edges ( I will be redoing the lid with the deer on it).
I sprayed the lids with a tan paint 1st only because I thought it was gray primer but when it came out it was tan. ooops. Then I did a couple of coats of the red. I used just regular spray paint (all purpose). Sealing it with a clear spray kept it from being tacky and gave it a nice sheen. I have not glued down the animals yet as I was trying to decided which woodland creatures I like the best.
Along with a serious love for fake mushrooms I have a thing for fake pretzels too! they are all over my Christmas tree and now they hang year-round in our kitchen. I found this giant one at a hobby-type store  here in town. I also found the ceramic spoon, fork and knife there.
Back in November my blog friend Venus posted about these adorably cool pin cushions she makes and I had to have one. She has them for sale in her etsy store along with really cute aprons!
 On a side note...we are home for a very short time. Jon's mom passed away last Friday from the brain tumor she had. She passed 1 year and 2 months after being diagnosed. We have been celebrating her life by going to Disneyland (she had a thing for Mickie Mouse since her name is Mickie) and will be having a "celebration of her life" get together this weekend then we fly back to Germany. 


Jessica said...

I'm sorry about Jon's Mom. I am glad you guys are able to be out there and celebrate and enjoy your memories.
I love your house! It's so fun and full of color!

Venus-Suburbia Soup said...

Mushrooms-mushrooms!!!!! I was wondering if you were gonna do the jars and I like yours better! Oh man, that pincushion is stinkin' cute. *wink*

I'm so-so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and condolences to you and your family. That's awesome you guys are celebrating her life through Disney... I honestly can't think of any better way.

We gotta meet the next time you're in town!!!

kristin said...

So sorry for your loss. I think Disneyland is a perfect way to celebrate her life! Hopefully she is looking down and gracing you with short lines. :)

Anonymous said...

I like the pretzel,love the jars, and love (even more) the picture of the wee one. I hope you all are doing well despite the loss of Miki. Please give Jon my condolences. JennyBean

Norma's Nonsense said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, my heart hurts for you.

I too love your home and all your creations.

Kelly's Korner said...

I love the mushroom jars! Great idea!

I'm sorry to hear about Jon's mom. My thoughts are with the family. Love you guys!

Margaret said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Jon's mom. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

I love the jars! They are too cute :-)

Corinnea said...

So sorry about Jon's mom. So glad you had time to make memories with her and can now celebrate her life together.

I love your choices for your home decor. It's so pretty and so you!

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