Remember the woman hanging out her window from a North End city apartment in Boston, calling her son home for dinner? No?.. Some of you don't? Why, they say the famous run that this young 12 year old boy made, to get home for dinner, should be about as well-known as Rocky's run through the streets of Philadelphia! Don't you think it's about time you DID see it?! It's a classic, so watch right here! It won't take long...
Well, typically Wednesday would be Prince Spaghetti Day, but for Quick Project Thursday purposes, we're going to have to have our spaghetti today! Jana hosts this event each week at Collected Treasures!
For today, I took two 16 ounce empty spaghetti jars from our Wednesday night dinners-past, and recycled them into pretty Valentine's Day jars that I will now use for flower vases.
I chose tissue paper from my gift-wrapping supplies, some Mod Podge, an old, small paint brush, and a little bit of ribbon or fancy trim. Then I grabbed my jars, washed out and dried, of course, and was ready to begin my project! You can add stickers, magazine cutouts, or any printed graphics you'd like as well. I added the cut out hearts from the cards I used for the previously posted ornaments, and some heart stickers from the Valentine's Day stickers I used for the pink Barbie basket I made!
So, to start, I just tore bits and pieces of tissue paper, by hand, not by scissors, and decoupaged them onto the jars. I let one layer dry, then proceeded to overlap, as you would when making a collage, to make a second layer, then a third layer, now adding stickers and my heart cut-outs, till I was happy with the finished look. To finish it off, I chose to add some decorative trim for around the top/neck of the jar. You can from here, use a shellac, or spray sealant of some sort, but since the "big bad move", I have not yet been able to FIND mine! (She says smiling, trying to remember her blessings, and remain a good sport about it all!)
Now, you can use your finished jars for whatever you want. I like mine for vases, but you can use yours for candy jars, or for gift giving, using any of those canning jar gift recipes I often see 'round Blogland! HERE'S a nice place where you can find one! You might maybe use them for candle holders, never unattended, of course!.. Anyways, below, you see some pink carnations in mine, as I did not have any pretty red or pink roses and baby's breath, like I would have preferred; but I just have to make due with what I have on hand for the moment...
A very special thanks to Melani, at Oh Where Does The Time Go?.. for editing my photo so that it could look as pretty as this now! Yes!.. THIS is what it's SUPPOSED to look like! I can see PINK! Just look at that PINK! Thank you, Mel! After all my frustrations with my new camera, I really do appreciate this!
Well, so there you have it! Quick and easy enough, ya think? I don't do a great deal of work with decoupage, but when I do, I really do have fun with it! I am already working on another quick decoupage project, but I will be posting that another day. (next Barbie Wednesday, but Shhhhh... Don't tell anyone yet!)
By the way, I hate saying this, but did you know that it's been 40 years since Anthony made his famous run for spaghetti dinner?! Read this very interesting article about it HERE!
I hope you enjoyed your visit here today! Please be sure to visit with Jana and the others who have posted their quick projects for the day!