Monday, March 4, 2013

♥ Crafty Secrets Spring/Easter DT Challenge and Linky Party! ♥

Happy sweet Monday everyone! I hope you all are refreshed after a beautiful weekend! I am in Atlantic City at the moment celebrating with hubby on our 10th Wedding Anniversary. How time flies! Speaking of how time flies...Easter is right around the corner! A little early this year! So it's about time to get started on some Easter cards, decor and gifts! This month's Crafty Secrets DT challenge is to create something for Easter and Spring. Love this time of year with all of the cute images and pretty pastels!

I decided to make a fun Mason Jar Easter decoration. It can actually be used to fill with candy or put a battery operated candle inside of it. I did both! I put some pastel candy eggs on the bottom and a candle on top of them. It looks really cute glowing at night on my kitchen island. How did I make it? Easy peasy!

I used a really large size mason jar that you can find in Michael's. They are only like $3.29 or so. It is huge! But you can use any size jar. I first wrapped the center of the jar with some burlap. I frayed the edges of the burlap by just pulling out a few strings. I then wrapped some twine around the center of the burlap and then adhered one of the cute Victorian Floral Easter Eggs in the center. Make sure to check this set out! It is absolutely gorgeous! I also added a Easter pick behind the Egg.

On the lid, I hot glued some greenery to the lid and then added some pastel eggs on top. The eggs are also from the Victorian Floral Easter Eggs Set as well. I added some glitter to them before adhering them. The Happy Easter is from the Spring Chicks Digi Stamp Set.

I also made a card with the Victorian Floral Easter Eggs as well. The sentiment is from the Springtime Love Digi Stamp Set.

Now onto the really fun part for all of you! It's time for the Crafty Secrets March Linky Party!! Just link any type creation using any Crafty Secrets product(s) and you could win a $50 Gift Certificate to the Crafty Vintage Girl Shop! Just visit the Heartwarming Vintage Blog to link your creation! I can't wait to see what you all come up with!! Good luck everyone! I'll be showcasing more Easter/Spring Crafty Secrets creations throughout the month of March.

Don't forget to check out the amazingly gorgeous creations from the rest of the Crafty Secrets DT !!

                                                      ♥ Vicki Chrisman
                                                      ♥ Michele Kovack
                                                      ♥ Darlene Pavlick
                                                      ♥ Rebekah Fairies

♥♥♥ I am entering this into the Crafty Bloggers Network challenge....Spring or Pastel! ♥♥♥

Have a wonderful day!



Theresa said...

Beautiful creations! Love that huge jar to decorate... I'll have to go to Michaels:) Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Kelly Lloyd said...

This is wonderful Melissa.
Congratulation on your anniversary too.
Hugs Kelly

Vicki Chrisman said...

Oh Melissa, you projects are all just absolutly darling!

Chriss America Real said...

Oh my goodness! How lovely!



Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Great jelly bean jar and Easter card Melissa! Thanks for sharing and a bit belated but Happy Anniversary!


Migdalia said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Creations!!
Happy Anniversary!!And many more!!
Have a wonderful day,

cjgusloff57 said...

Such lovely projects! I so need to get some Easter cards made and gifty things. Thanks for sharing. +

Jennifer said...

This is such a fabulously cheerful jar! Love your card to with it's beautiful image and lovely bow!

Sonia said...

Oh Melissa this is a gorgeous creation^_^
Wonderful details^_^
Have a sweet day,

Darlene said...

Girl! Your creations ALWAYS inspire me! You are amazing! These are fabulous Melissa ... LOVE that Mason Jar ... WOW!

krcmasterpiece said...

Love the mason jar & the card-the colors say SPRING!

Happy Anniversary!

CathyinMN said...

Very nice jar decorated for Easter! Love the soft colors on the card -- very pretty!

Lori Aragon said...

Oh so vintage and beautiful Melissa! I would never have thought of your craftiness with the mason jar - wow!

Oh... Happy Anniversary ♥

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful jar and decorated so gorgeous! I love the burlap and all the fun details/embellishments and really a mason jar-very creative and LOVE that idea!
Your card is amazing and what beautiful papers:) Great design!

Sherrie K

ScrapSoon said...

What a cute candyjar that is.
So sweet and fun to watch.
And so clever to do the lid like that.
I do love your eggs on the stick with the sentiment.

Thank you so much for stopping by and give me that sweet comment.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Ann said...

Very cute, love the added grass on the lid and sweet image and embellishments. Pretty card too.

Sylvia said...

Love the pretty pastel colours and the embellishments on your card, love the jar too. Thank you for joining in our challenge this month.

Crafty Bloggers Network Design Team

Unknown said...

Such beautiful papers, and you have co-ordinated them wonderfully, with an aged Victorian feel.
Love it.

Thank you for joining our challenge at the Crafty Bloggers Network this month.
Claire x
(Design Team)