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Floral Altered Jar - Craft Hoarders Anonymous GDT

Hello everyone! I'm so excited that this day finally arrived! This month two of my projects will be featured on Gloria Stengel's Craft Hoarders Anonymous blog. I have been invited to join her fabulous, talented team as guest designer starting today with Challenge #13: Let's Cycle...Up-cycle, That Is!

What's this challenge about? Being frugal and going green is what it's all about. Show us how you can up-cycle something using "junk" from your hoard. Most craft hoarders also hoard boxes, tins, packaging, and bits of this and that. Our mantra is, "I can MAKE something with that!" Now is your chance! Up-cycle.

I decided to up-cycle a glass coffee jar. I never throw one away. I love to use them to store fresh oregano from my mom's garden, for example. But this seemed like the perfect opportunity to make something pretty with one of them, for my desk. Here's my altered jar:

1. For this project, I made tons of handmade flowers from leather textured cardstock, sponged them with distress inks in Spun Sugar and Peeled Paint, and also Colorbox pigment ink in Frost White. I used Elmer's glue-all to put them together.

2. The jar's lid was wrapped with 2" lace and 1" soft pink gross grain ribbon. Right where the lace and ribbon's ends meet I added a piece of pleated lace that I decorated with a vintage button, pearls, fused string pearl beads and crystals.*

3. Then I started adding the flowers on top of the lid. There was no need to use any structure, I simple made sure each flower was adhered to the other very well, and tried to add them in a semicircular shape. I can assure you the flowers will stay in their place.*

* I used UHU all purpose adhesive (silicone gel) for steps 2 and 3.

This jar is very practical, and the lid opens and closes easily. I am currently using it to store my vintage buttons as you may notice from the pictures.

I hope you enjoyed this project and simple tutorial! I encourage you to join the challenge this week at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.
The Design Team sponsors this month are Canvas Corp and Altered Pages. One talented participant will receive this Canvas Corp prize, donated by Gloria. 

Thanks so much Gloria for letting me share this project with you and your girls!

I will be back on August 25th with my second project for CHAC, so stay tuned! Thanks so much for stopping by!

This project is participating in:
Shabby Chic - We Do Doobadoo
Anything Goes - Altered Eclectics
August Challenge - Rhedd's Creative Spirit
Mixed Media - TokBobok
3D Flowers - My Craft Spot


  1. Your project is simply stunning. Those flowers are just a perfect addition to the top of the jar! Thanks for being a guest designer at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  2. Your flowers are over the top beautiful! What a great jaw of amazing buttons! I love love love if you need a new home for your jar...let me know! Thanks so much for being a guest this month, and for always playing along and supporting the challenge!

  3. Congratulations! You are one talented lady!

  4. A very pretty jar and the flowers are stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics.

  5. This is very pretty, love all the flowers and lace!!!

    1. Thanks so much Jasann! I would love it if you could join my site to see the new projects I'll be sharing in the upcoming days! Thanks so much for your visit and kind comment!

  6. so pretty and useful too! Many thanks for joining the Rosie’s Creative Spirit challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  7. Amazing how a simple jar can become so beautiful! Love it!

  8. Lovely up-cycling,gorgeous detail, thanks for sharing with us at we do doobadoo, hugs Liz xx

  9. This is so gorgeous! That leather textured cardstock really makes beautiful flowers, well actually, YOU make beautiful flowers, but the cardstock seems to work very well! Just love your project, so talented missy! :)

  10. Gracielle, I'm a huge fan of your beautiful shabby chic style ,and this altered jar is a prime example of why I love your work. Those flowers are absolutely stunning! So many beautiful are amazing! Thanks so much for being a guest designer for Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  11. Stunning project and love all the details and layers. Many thanks for joining in with We Do Doobadoo "Shabby Chic" challenge.Lou x

  12. What a lovely altered jar! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  13. Oh my, this is is simply stunning! I love transformations such as these. Your flowers are exquisite and the trims are so beautiful. (Not to mention the jar contents are lovely!) Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at My Craft Spot!

    Hugs and blessings,

  14. So pretty! Your flowers are gorgeous! What a beautiful way to store your buttons. It puts my Tupperware containers to shame!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  15. This is gorgeous, I love it! Thanks for joining in with us at We Do Doobadoo, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

  16. This is beautiful work - TFS with us over at Altered Eclectics this month. Hugz xxx


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