3/16/2012

CR84FN #50 ~ Sweet Treats!

The temps are in the 70's here in Ohio...in MARCH...I actually wore flip flops yesterday...in MARCH...in OHIO!!! What the heck is going on?? Hey I'm not complaining one bit. Well maybe just a tiny bit since the grass is getting green earlier than usual and that means mowing sooner than usual. I think I'll be doing a bit more of that since my hubby's days are longer. Oh well it's good exercise...right! These warm temps have put me in a playful mood so I whipped up a jar of sweet treats to give to someone special. Mona at CR84FN has given us a bright and cheerful color pallet this week. Take a look...pretty huh!

I was inspired by the glass and the little floral package toppers. So I just had fun and added a boatload of sweet little elements using these happy colors

My project began by searching for candies in pink, orange and yellow wrappers. Sounds easy huh...not so. I thought with all of the Easter goodies filling the stores I would snap up something pretty quickly. Finally I found a bin full of Starbursts...whew ~ my plan was not to be foiled! I filled my little jar and then went to work on the decorating. I started with adding this cute orange polka dot fabric with orange & white twine. Next I used the PTI medium scalloped border to die cut their pink Hibiscus Burst felt. Isn't this over sized ball fringe fun ~ I found it at Joann's!!! I used my mini hot pink staples to attach it to the felt border then added the strip to the jar with score tape. I played around with a paper doily to bring it down to the jar lid size. I folded in half over and over, unfolded then worked the little pleats. I made two small folds in the center. The center was kind of bunched, but I knew it would be covered. Love the way the edges look though! Next came this fun paper flower that my SIL (aka: stamping buddy!) gave me ages ago. I die cut a PTI beautiful blooms flower with a bright yellow polka dot paper from Lasting Impressions and added my button to it with more of the orange & white twine. Finally a couple of PTI tiny tags and a bright pink button for some dangles!!

Hope this cheerful little project brightens your day! Thanks for visiting ~Lisa

26 comments:

Joyce said...

These candy jars are just so fun. What a great idea. It sounds like you pulled out all the stops and had fun making them.

Carol L said...

Who wouldn't want to dive into this deliciously, colorful jar of sweets! It's so beautiful and looks delightfully YUMMY!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful, I just love those colours. Fantastic Lisa!

Heather Jensen said...

This is so sweet Lisa. Love the fun colors. They are Starburst colors for sure.

It has been 80 here in Iowa the last 3-4 days. I am worried we will have a cold snap and ruin all the trees and flowers. Keeping my fingers crossed. :)

Hugs~

Michelle said...

This is the cutest thing ever! Beautiful colors and a wonderful little gift. Great job!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

THIS IS FABULOUS Lisa! Wonderful take on those beautiful happy colors! Have a great week-end, hugs, Karin

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful, Lisa! I love how your beautiful toppers coordinate with the yummy candies! Thanks so much for joining us at CR84FN!

Mynnette said...

I immediately thought of Starbursts when I saw this challenge! ;) LOVE these--they're fabulous and so bright and vibrant! I adore them--gonna have to CASE them! ;)

~Tammy~ said...

This is so pretty, fun and bright!

Sue Lelli said...

Oh Lisa, I LOVED reading this post - especially your candy search! How funny! LOVE this idea and LOVE the topper you created! Sure to be a hit for that someone special! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Sasha said...

Hi Lisa,
I love your pretty jar of treats! I especially love that you found candy wrapped in matching papers x

Karen B. said...

This is the most adorable jar ever! I love Starburst Candy and reaching into this jar would make them even better!

Pauline said...

Beautiful decorated jar! So zingy and happy, and love that it's full of treats!

Ruby said...

What a fabulous project Lisa, just gorgeous colours and such a great idea. I might have to do this for Easter for my daughter. Love it!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a yummy jar of sweet treats Lisa! Bursting with color and sweetness! Great way to showcase the colors! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! LOVE these sweets! LOVE the colors of this challenge! BEAUTIFULLY done:)

Marie said...

Happy , happy, joy joy, Lisa. This deliciously lovely creation definitely brighten my day. Should I send you my address?

Cathy A said...

That is Definately a sweet treat I would like to receive!

Ally said...

Ack! Look how stinkin' cute that jar is! Oh my word, girl, I hope your project is singled out for spotlight on this challenge, because you have totally done it justice. Nice, nice work. ;-)

Suzanne C said...

An adorable treat jar! Love that you put coordinating Starburst in there too! Glad you joined us at CR84FN!

Shannon White said...

This is so Pretty and Sweet! Love your Darling Yummy treat jar! Anyone would be thrilled to receive this! Great take on the colors! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Lisa said...

You hit it right on the money girl! Such fun colors to work with- it's a totally adorable treat jar :)

Michelle said...

wow! wow! wow! these jars are simply amazing! I think I am going to CASE them for my daughters for easter!

Brenda said...

Love this colorful project of yours Lisa!

Cyndie said...

Oh, your jars of sweets are the sweetest things I've seen! So cheerful and spring-like--anyone would love to receive it!

Deborah Frings said...

I love the sweetie jars - just fabulous! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

I've been loving the gorgeous weather in Michigan - it's been a bit cooler and greyer today, but still quite warm!