Monday, July 18, 2011

Bath Salts Jar for a friend from Creative Paperclay!!

Folks I'm just so excited about my project for today I can hardly contain myself!!!!!!! It really turned out so amazing.  I started out with a plain old jar and lid:

I then covered both the jar and lid with paperclay. It really looked plain but that's when I started workin' it :

This was just too plain for me so I took the lid and made a rose out of the paperclay and put in the center. I then fashioned rosebuds and placed around the large rose and added a few leaves for good measure.

Now things got to be a lot of fun.  I started out by painting my rose and buds a light pink and then painted the jar the same pink. I painted my leaves green and highlighted the rose and buds with glitter. I also glittered around the edge of the lid. Lid now finished! I cut out a victorian picture and Modge Podged it to the jar. I then sealed the jar and glued off white rick-rack around the picture and added a little butterfly to the side of the picture. 

I think it all turned out just beautifully don't you? Now to just fill the jar with some lovely bath salts and give to a good friend!



Amanda said...

Great job Barbara! I love it - I do bath salts every year for Christmas - I never thought to decorate the jars like that. Thank you for the wonderful idea :)

Manda :)

Terri Sproul said...

this is a really cool idea.. thanks for sharing.. need to make one for myself...

debbieluttrell said...

Awesome use of paperclay! I would only suggest that everyone smear a thin layer of white glue on the jar beforehand, and allow it to dry at least part way before putting the clay on. It will make it stick better as you go, so that the clay doesn't slip around while applying it. And it also keeps the clay from having air pockets under it, so cracks don't happen when it's handled.

Brenda said...

what a beautiful jar. I love it. I make my own bathsalts, and this is a fabulous idea for gift giving.
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