Pinterest Project – Pantry Canister Jar Labels!

Lately I have been trying to find some time to actually DO projects I’ve seen online. If you’ve been on pinterest, chances are you may have seen this lovely photo posted around from a sweet blog I follow: The Painted Hive.

It’s been around for awhile, but I have always wanted to re-do my pantry jars and I finally got a chance to.  I love how it turned out and wanted to share – although it’s not as fancy as Kristine did it, and mine are not able to go in the dishwasher.  But I still LOVE the way they look on my counter and in my pantry!  To do it all you need is:

..jars.. (ikea has a good selection)

..Inkjet Clear Waterslide decal paper.. (can order online HERE)

..Krylon clear gloss spray..

..scissors..

To make the label paper  print your image right on the paper and then spray with Krylon clear gloss and let it sit for 30 minutes.

Then you have lovely labels like so! (Thank you for the label printable paintedhive!!)

Cut the images out near to the edge and then you have little labels for your jar!  Place a label in a bowl of water and let it sit for 45-60 seconds until you can see the label start to come off the backing.

Then place the label on your jar! You can use a wet paper towel to smooth out the bubbles.

Let sit for a few hours and you are good to go!!!

I love how they turned out!!!!

Thanks again for the labels and idea from The Painted Hive!!!

Happy First Day of Autumn and Canning Jam…

Happy First day of Autumn! Although it’s still 95 degrees out, the signs of fall are coming – I can feel it. And I’m so exited. My favorite season. So in celebration I’m reigning in the fall season by… canning jam. Strawberry…Raspberry, Pear Vanilla – some sort of combination. I’ve had a few first attempts and now I’m going all in. I’ve scoped the sales on season end fruit and I’ve gotten all my supplies. Stay tuned for the results. Happy Saturday and happy first day of Fall!

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DIY Distressing Wood Technique

Hello there! If you’ve been looking at pinterest lately and have any interest in distressing wood, you have probably heard of the apple cider vinegar and steel wool technique… Well, if you haven’t tried it yet, let me tell you… IT WORKS!

All you need is:
..any kind of wood (even brand new)..
..steel wool..
..apple cider vinegar..

1) Pour a cup or so of apple cider vinegar into a bowl
2) Place a piece of steel wool in the vinegar (let it soak up the liquid)
3) Rub the wool over the wood evenly
4) Let the wood dry!

I tried it for a little project and here are my results! Pretty cool and so easy! Gotta love science!
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Our Fall Fairytale Wedding – featured on loveandlavender.com

I’m so excited to share that our wedding has been featured on the blog loveandlavender.com !! I suppose it’s about time to share some photos of our wedding (since it was last November!), so here you are!  It’s perfect timing, because I have been getting the itch for fall to come and this reminds me of what we have to look forward to.  This blog has super cute ideas and features lots of other wonderful, beautiful weddings.  Thanks Love and Lavender!! Check out the post HERE !!