Hello friends! Hope your weekend is off to a good start! Today I'm sharing a project I created with the new Mason Jar DIY Wood Shapes. You receive three shapes in each package which can be used for a variety of projects! I chose to create a mini album because they are one of my favorite to do! The Mason Jar shape is so cute and very popular right now! I documented favorite photos from a Mothers Day a few years ago.
I began by painting the top portion of the shape with chalk paint in grey as I wanted the "lid" to have a metal color. Then using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive I adhered patterned paper to the remainder.
I utilized my border punches as well as the colorful strips of patterned paper to break up the lines between the "lid" and "jar". Using an x-acto knife and sanding tool was very helpful in removing excess paper as well as smoothing edges.
The Mason Jar will fit 4x4 and 4x5 photos perfectly. I will almost always mat my pictures onto cardstock to add contrast. I will also cut a same size piece of patterned paper to adhere behind my photo as well. (I like lots of layers!).
For the back page, I had thought about painting the entire surface grey but decided to add in another photo. So, I adhered my patterned paper at a slant and added two of the flowers to accent.
To finish, I used my Crop o dile to punch holes in the appropriate sides for my book rings. I then added a bright yellow piece of ribbon to accent!
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Additional products used: patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard frames, flowers: American Crafts; enamel dots: Echo Park, Bella Blvd; paint: Folk Art; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; punches: EK Success, Fiskars; ribbon: Snug Hug; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; misc: chrome book rings