Tuesday 25 August 2009

Decorate a bottle or Jar This week

Well my goodness how Retro are you lot! Some fantastic entries last week - we loved visiting your blogs to see what you came up with!
Now this week is another session sponsored by the fabulous Craft Barn. So please make sure you make a link to their website within your entry this week to qualify for the prize. Check them out here they are a brilliant place to shop and are offering a prize of £15 to spend with them for the lucky randomly picked winner this week.

So what do you have to do? We want you to decorate a bottle or jar this week. Making a card or tag to match is optional but it would be brilliant to see what you come up with both to decorate and also fill them.

Here's a little tutorial to inspire you and show you how easy it is to make great gifts on a budget

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And here's Michelle's finished Shower Gel

Essentially Oils supplied the unperfumed shower base which is a natural shower gel without any of the nasty additives some bath products contain, but you can also use simple bath or shower gel and if you cant find that, an unperfumed shampoo is an excellent alternative. We've used Tangerine and Lime essential oils but there are lots of other essential oils which can be used but do look at the label as some can irritate the skin and don't increase the dose without checking the maximum number of drops per 100ml. If your not sure ask your essential oil retailer or give Essentially oils a call, they are very helpful and extremely knowledgable.

All the crafting products we've used are available from The Craft Barn, their amazing range made it easy to create these fantastic labels and if you fancy making more gifts in jars or bottles, they have some Melissa Frances - Frameworks stamps which a perfect for labels and they have xyron in stock to stick them perfectly!

Now the design team have been sooo creative this week - they are always of course but just wait until you see these brilliant projects. As always click on the persons name to travel straight to their blog to find out how they did it.


Jo's Journal Jar

Teri's Pickled People

Emma's Four Pack

Bee's cure for Missing Mojo

Avril's Relax in a Radox Bath
Are they not just fantastic! I love all the different ideas so well done team!

Cant wait to see your creations too so as usual leave your name and url with Mr Linky - if he goes into hiding then leave a comment and we will come and look anyway.


  1. Well done everyone your creations are fantastic and what a great tutorial.

    Pat xx

  2. Gorgeous DT cards. Bee love yours such a good idea. Will make one to my friends if you dont mind.
    Girls last week I forgot to post mine,it only cliked tuesday morning, but under this weeks challenge is last week and if you got a mo to look at it I would appriceate it.
    oxo Ildiko


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