The Mason jar was invented and patented in 1858 by Philadelphia tinsmith John Landis Mason. They were originally designed for canning fruits and veggies.
Well somewhere along the way we started using them for home and garden decoration. We use them to drink out of, we use them to put candles in, we plant in them, we tint and paint them, we add sayings and names to them, we glitter them, we tie string and ribbon around them, we put knobs on their lids and use them to hold Qtips and cottonballs, we glue sea glass, beads, fabric, doilies onto them, we turn them into lights, we make them into snow globes, we turn them into birthday party favors, we eat out of them and we must not forget to wrap them in burlap............lets just say the list goes on and on!!
Mason jars make me happy, so today I want to share some Mason jar transformations that I found on etsy.com. I hope you enjoy and visit the shops that turned a plain 'ole jar into something very delightful and very useful!!
Just how fun are the pink polka dot Mason jars? I could have kept posting more of these, but I will stop at 8. Just click on the name of each shop to see what they have for sale. It will be a fun visit for ya.
Today would have been my mom's 81st Birthday. She passed away after a battle with cancer in 2006. I have missed her everyday that she has been gone. I know today she is with my dad, brother and sister having a wonderful Birthday celebration in heaven. Love you all.
In honor of her Birthday I thought I would feature a few Birthday items from etsy.com.
You know what they say.......April Showers bring May Flowers!
Well it rained cats and dogs here today. We really need the rain here in California, so its very welcomed.
I want to share with you today a treasury I made for On Fire for Handmade Treasury Week 14. We needed to make a treasury for April Showers. I decided I would include umbrella's in each of my picks for this treasury. I found so many that I fell in love with. It was hard to narrow it down to these.