October 20, 2014

Fall Home Decor with Found Items

Here's two projects I had up on the 3Birds Studio blog, both made with items you probably have in your kitchen pantry!  First up, this cute tea light holder, I got the idea for this as I was making dinner. The pasta sauce jar was such a nice shape, I knew I had to make something fun with it!

After the jar was clean and dried,  I added orange paint to the inside and rolled it from side to side, making sure all areas of the glass were covered, then let it sit overnight to dry. For the outside,  I cut the “Fall” themed card into an oval, and fussy cut the floral swag, both from the Autumn For All Seasons Themed Card set that is available now on HSN.com. A few gems, and ribbon for the top and my jar was complete! It looks just as pretty during the day as it does lit up and night!

Now, how about a tuna can pumpkin!

After cleaning and drying the can, I gave it a coat of orange paint. While it was drying, I cut a circle with a 3” punch and added the cute face cut from black cardstock. After the paint was completely dry, I glued on the face, a stem made from a scrap of paper, and then the leaves and vines  made from green quilling strips in the new Holiday Season Quilled Card Making Kit.
I didn’t worry about decorating the back or inside of the can since I was going to sit it on a shelf, but you could also cover the back of the can with a scrap of paper to complete the look.

As always, thanks for stopping by!


Ashley Horton said...

These are so awesome Mary Ann!! Totally fun Halloween projects!!

Jingle said...

These are so cute! I absolutely LOVE that jar!