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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Le Fleur and Bon apetite!

While I was cleaning out my hobby shed this summer I found these containers  that I had held onto thinking I would do something with them someday. I had some inspiration for them and decided it was time to to do something about it. I decided to paint them a linen white and I knew I wanted to put some mason jars in them.

I have seen several ways to color mason jars and decided that would be perfect. I used Elmer's school glue and just some liquid blue food coloring. I added a couple of drops of food coloring to about a 1/4 cup of glue and then painted the outside of the jars.  I had to keep smoothing the glue on the jars and then just left them to dry. They dried to this beautiful old jar color and looked great in the painted boxes.

You have to remember that these jars can pretty much be used just for decoration because if you wash them I am pretty sure the color will wash away. I think they are great for decoration though!

I used a paint pen to write on the container and was sure that since" flowers" would be perfect in the jars, that "Le Fleur" would be perfect on the outside of the box.

I painted the top handle a gray color and made 2 flower boxes.

Just add a few sprigs of greenery and flowers and because the paint is on the outside it is okay to put water on the inside.

The third box I decided would be great with some silverware in it with some vintage fabric napkins.

It makes a perfect container to hold all sorts of things.

I have kind of had this obsession with Ric Rac lately and decided to add this soft yellow Ric Rac to the edges of the napkins.

Then I found a perfect spot in the house for these cute little boxes.

and the perfect spot for a place for the silverware.

Bon a petite!


Anonymous said...

Stunning! Love the boxes, love the jars, love the decor with them - fantastic job!

Mary @ Redo 101

Jenna & Joey said...

i love these! but also see a cool looking calendar in the background....maybe a full shot and tutorial on that next?! :)

Jacqueline said...

I do like the linen paint for the boxes. It doesn't show dust and mixes well with everything! I didn't know you had a link-up, and I was just visiting your blog to look around and to comment. I did link-up at #6. I hope we can 'meet' soon at

Bunny Jean said...

Neat idea! But I want to read more about your transformation. so I am now a follower!

I host a Bunny Hop Party every Wednesday and I would like to invite you. The linky is open until Sunday, but don't wait too long ;)

You can bring your linky party over with this post too :)

xoxo Bunny Jean
Bunny Jean's Decor and More (my main blog)

Megan Gunyan said...

I love it! What a great idea for a picnic or party! Great transformations!

Jami said...

Thanks so much for sharing at the Tuesday To Do Party! Can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!


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