Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sweet Treats with BoBunny Sophie!

I'll be the first to admit...any holiday is a good reason to buy holiday colored M&Ms.   Everyone in my famiy, except me, loves peanut M&Ms. I have a personal affinity for dark chocolate M&Ms, so if I fill a jar with the peanut version I am not tempted.  For this Easter, however, I found milk chocolate in speckled form, and the dark chocolate are plain - which means I can pick out dark chocolate. Oh boy....

This jar has been on a shelf in my kitchen for years, filled with rocks given to me with love by Kyle when he was a little one. Instead of dandelions, he constantly gave me pretty rocks. Of course I scrapped a few layouts about this, one was even published! I've had my eye on the jar, very much wanting to decorate it for our holiday M&M tradition. All the rocks went into a box, and will probably form a cache around a special perennial this coming summer - except for my very favorites, which I will keep. (You have to realize that a pretty rock to a 4 yr old boy could be a piece of broken off blacktop from the road - anyone relate?) (LOL)

Using BoBunny's Sophie Stripe paper (which is GORGEOUS in of itself as there are hints of floral shadows within the design) I created a wrap for the jar. I used a lace border punch with Kiwi Green Dot cardstock and stitched it along the bottom and top edge, lengthwise. 

If you have done wraps for jars and candles before - you may already know that often 12" paper is not long enough to wrap completely. It's about 1.5" short for this jar.  To get past this problem I created a medallion with a large circle, using foam adhesive to adhere the medallion to one end of the wrap.  I layered BoB flowers with a sticker diecut fromSophie Combo stickers, and coated all the flowers with sparkle Mod Podge. A few ribbon loops were made, and punched with my Crop-o-Dile to create a hole for a brad, which holds the entire flower ensemble to the medallion. Velcro dots are used to close the wrap - which makes it very easy to remove the spring wrap and replace it with a patriotic wrap for Independence Day M&Ms, Halloween M&Ms, etc.

Don't mind us and our M&Ms...of course you can also put healthier snacks inside the jar as well. No matter what is inside, a seasonal wrap is a fun addition to a jar or container that sits out on your countertop, desk, or shelf.

The top of the jar can be decorated as well - I simply layered several BoBunny flowers and secured with a Sophie iCandy Brad. Another embellishment that is easy to replace seasonally.
BoBunny Sophie Stripe Paper, iCandy Brads, Flowers, Combo Sticker; Kiwi Dot & Coffee Dot Cardstock, Clover Ribbon

I hope you have enjoyed this sweet piece of home decor. I am sure you have a jar sitting around that could be altered - even a canninig or Mason jar would get a facelift with a wrap! Simply decorate the lid with patterned paper in a circle, top with flowers and walah!! Not your ordinary canning jar any longer....  as always, happy creating!

Rita S.


chrissy o said...

pretty jar
chrissy o

Diva Jewel said...

very cute - you are an inspiration!