Friday, November 19, 2010

Cute "Jar of Nothing" Tutorial

Inspired by Craft Bits, I decided to make my own cute version of this jar. My mum's b'day is tomorrow and I thought this is perfect, because she said (as usual) that she wants nothing for her b'day. :D  (The real gifts will follow after this funny one though).

So here we go, my first tutorial!
How's this for the cutest "Nothing" gift ever?! :D
Here are the supplies that you'll need:

1.)   Glass jar
2.)   "Nothing" printed on white paper
3.)   Fancy scissors
4.)   Sticker maker
5.)   Raffia (later I added purple organza ribbon as well to match the b'day card I was giving this with)
6.)   Ink pad

For the beaded decoration, you'll need the following supplies:

1.)   Pliers, round nose pliers and wire cutter
2.)   2 head pins
3.)   Beads of your choice - I used 7 round gold beads and 3 nickel spacers

Start by cutting out your printed label with fancy scissors.  Then scrape the edges of the label along your ink pad to give the label a nice finishing touch:

Put your label through your sticker maker, then stick it onto the bottle:

Take 3 strands of raffia (plus a ribbon if you wish to add some more colour), and roll and twist them together:

Tie it around the neck of the bottle with a double knot.  Don't cut off the excess raffia yet.   Now it's time to add the bead decorations.

Take a head pin and add the beads.  Once the beads are on, take the pliers and bend the wire to a right angle:

Then grab the short piece of wire before the bend with the pliers, and bend it a little back towards you:

Cut off the extra wire with the wire cutters:

Then use the round nose pliers and bend the wire around (towards the left on the pic) to form a loop, so that the free end of the wire meets back at the point where the wire exits the last bead:

Do the same with the other head pin and beads:

Now take the round nose pliers, open the loop slightly, and attach it to the raffia beneath the knot.  Close the loop again:

Now make a third knot with the raffia to secure it tightly:
Cut off the excess raffia (and ribbon), and that's it!  :)

LINKY PARTIES linked to:
Fireflies And Jellybeans (Tutorials)
Chic On A Shoestring Decorating
It's a Hodgepodge Life
A Few Of My Favorite Things
It's A Blog Party
Making The World Cuter


Monica said...

WOW! I love your 'Nothing' jar... what a sweet idea to give that to your mum... very cleverly done.

xxx Monica

Naturally Me Creations said...

Thank you!! :D

Chrystie said...

Too funny! You are so clever! I love this idea! And hey, she got exactly what she asked for, ha ha! :) I bet this made her laugh! :)

Naturally Me Creations said...

Tnx Chrystie! Hehe, well it did manage to extract a smile. :)

Gail said...

Boy, do great minds think alike or what? Thanks for visiting. I love your blog.