Monday, June 25, 2012

how to: diy vintage-looking photos in a jar

Get excited people... because today's how-to post is flipping' awesome.  Heather from Brown Eyed Bell(e) is a genius.  I am totally trying this project soon... this would be perfect for a bridal party or baby shower display.  Be prepared to be amazed!  Take it away Heather...
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HI BLACK TAG DIARIES READERS!!
My name is Heather and I blog over at Brown Eyed Bell(e).
I am super excited to be a part of Julia's "How-To" week. Today I will be sharing with you how to put photo's in a jar and make them look a little vintage-y.

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The supplies are simple, three things, a quart sized mason jar(I used the smooth one, for ball art, from Michaels), oil (I used canola), and a 4X6 picture cut to size, you can use a black and white photo for a more vintage look.
Step 1: cut picture to size if not already done.
Step 2: Insert picture inside Mason Jar
Step 3: Fill with your oil.
Step 4: Optional, add some dried flowers into the oil. Lavender oil anyone?
When it's done it looks kinda 3D to me. I love it and have received many compliments! :)
Pretty easy, eh? If I can do it, you can too!
Thanks again, Julia for having me on your blog today!

5 comments:

Jaimie said...

Wow. That is SO easy...and looks SOO cool! Thanks for this idea--I will definitely be trying it sometime very soon!

Melanie said...

This is so cute. This would make a great gift too, don't you think.

Salena said...

This is too cool! I must try it!

Heather said...

Thanks for having me today Julia :)

Good luck to those that try this, it's SO easy. promise! and yes, great gift ideas. I made mine OVER a year ago and it's still wonderful. I also did these as favors at my bridal shower, just a small baby jar version with wallet size pics in them

Chrystina said...

This looks so easy, and fun!! I'm going to have to remember this.