Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Quick & Easy Picture Jars

My sister handed down these Christmas cracker jars to me awhile back. I thought they were adorable but...


seasonal and I wanted to use them year round so I simply decoupaged pictures of my babies on them. I do not have pictures of the process but it is pretty self-explanatory. I printed the pictures off my computer just the size I needed to fit the jar. I got out my handy Mod Podge and attached them right to the jars with a layer over top to keep them nice...


These actually ended up in their closets for now because they are large and glass so I did not want them to be easy to access. Someday they will be on display.

Big Sister's jar holds her mini stuffed animals...


Little man's jar holds his blocks...


And just for fun since I have a slight obsession with jars, here are some other ways I fill them up in my home...




I love the endless possibilities with jars. They are so versatile fitting into any decor and so much fun! I have a collection of bouncy balls started (thanks to my sister) for a jar in Tyson's big boy room someday. So, tell me what are the jars in your home filled with?

Won't you join me at these link parties by clicking here? They are so much fun and filled to the brim with inspirational ideas.

Happy Tuesday!

34 comments:

Rene @ cottage and vine May 18, 2010 at 7:05 AM  

These are so cute! I've been meaning to make photo jars myself.

Patrice May 18, 2010 at 7:20 AM  

Super cute idea! I love how big those cracker jars are. They fit a ton!

Christy May 18, 2010 at 7:40 AM  

Tiffany...WHERE do you get all of your jars? I'm just beginning to discover the boundless uses for such things, but am having a hard time finding them without breaking the bank ya know?! Any suggestions...

Jessica May 18, 2010 at 8:18 AM  

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing. The photos are adorable.

Kristi May 18, 2010 at 8:19 AM  

Very cute! Now I am going to be on the lookout for fun glass jars!

TBonesMom May 18, 2010 at 8:19 AM  

I only have 3 jars...filled with Kool-Aid/Tea/Hot Chocolate packs/Fruit snacks, wheat flour, and finally Splenda in the 3rd one.

I had a 4th, but since I didn't really need it, it's going to someone I know so she can make a photo jar of baby #3 coming soon. :o)

Erin A May 18, 2010 at 8:29 AM  

I just LOVE those picture cracker jars. I bet you never get rid of those, the pictures you chose are just priceless!

I need to get me some clear jars, everything looks so cute in them! Great ideas!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys May 18, 2010 at 8:54 AM  

Where did your sister get the great big jars!! They're awesome!! Super cute and handy idea!

Amy May 18, 2010 at 9:09 AM  

Tiffany-I love your house of jars! They all fit in so perfectly!! I was thinking of using pictures for a new project...great inspiration!!

Tiffany May 18, 2010 at 9:28 AM  

Hi, Christy & Yanet. Just wanted to let you know that most of my jars have been gifts or hand-me-downs. However, you can buy all 3 sizes fairly inexpensivev at Wal-Mart & Target. You can buy non-glass jars at scrapbook stores that are great for high shelves and places where you don't want a lot of weight or want little hands to knock down!

Hope that helps!

Debbie May 18, 2010 at 9:53 AM  

I love jars. The pictures look great!

raggygirlvintage May 18, 2010 at 10:00 AM  

Very neat idea!

Like you I cannot resist glass jars, especially the older ones, and I use them for absolutely everything! Pantry, craft supplies, lace, display...
plus I like to see everything, then you don't forget it's there!
Tracey

raggygirlvintage May 18, 2010 at 10:01 AM  

Very neat idea!

Like you I cannot resist glass jars, especially the older ones, and I use them for absolutely everything! Pantry, craft supplies, lace, display...
plus I like to see everything, then you don't forget it's there!
Tracey

Kasey Hunt May 18, 2010 at 11:53 AM  

Great ideas! Very cute. I love those jars.

Pati @ A Crafty Escape May 18, 2010 at 4:24 PM  

Very cute... I also have a slight obsession with glass jars... actually containers of any type. I just blogged about some numbered ones I made yesterday and have another blog ready about a different jar for tomorrow. There are worse things... that's what I keep telling myself. Yours came out SUPER cute!

malia May 18, 2010 at 8:16 PM  

i have a jar fetish myself... really cute with the pix!

Amy Kinser May 18, 2010 at 10:21 PM  

I'm with you on the jars and I love the ones with the photos. Great idea...

Burlap Luxe May 18, 2010 at 10:28 PM  

Glad I found your site...You just cannot have enough jars for creative ideas

:)
Dore
I will be back

Linda@Coastal Charm May 19, 2010 at 8:11 AM  

Ahhhh....how CUTE...your little ones are just darling! I would display them out somewhere...they are just to cute to put away:)

Blessings,
Linda

Ocean May 19, 2010 at 8:24 AM  

Very cute! Love it! :)

Amber May 19, 2010 at 8:49 AM  

I too like glass jars I buy most of mine at garage sales and thrift stores. They are great for storage but I never thought of decorating them. This is a great idea.

PS found you on My Backyard Eden

http://www.lifelovegreen.com/2010/05/holy-names-wall-hanging/

Heather May 19, 2010 at 8:39 PM  

Very adorable, love how your repurposed something season to use year round. Thanks for sharing.

cheryl May 19, 2010 at 9:02 PM  

that Mod Podge really does come in
handy! Everyday things can be beautiful. Just stopping by
from the Strut your stuff Hop
if you get a moment please stop by
www.scrapaddict4sure.com

Stephanie Lynn May 19, 2010 at 9:43 PM  

Super Cute!

Amy May 20, 2010 at 4:45 AM  

I love this idea - TFS!

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living May 20, 2010 at 1:15 PM  

What a great idea and your children are adorable!

The Ware's May 20, 2010 at 3:28 PM  

Great idea...I'm going home to search the garage for some jars!

Andy Porter May 21, 2010 at 7:30 AM  

Cute with their pics! I think I'd like to do that for their "piggy banks". Love it!

Lanie Ree May 21, 2010 at 10:28 AM  

Aww, what a great idea. I love personalized things like this.

Thank you for participating in the Creative Therapy session at Life in the Pitts.

Becca May 21, 2010 at 1:06 PM  

LOVE the black and white photos. Thank you su much for linking up at Home is Where My Story Begins!

Becca

Fawnda May 21, 2010 at 4:19 PM  

Ok- this is just too cute! I love it! : )

Fawnda May 23, 2010 at 1:57 PM  

Just wanted to let you know I featured you here:

http://firefliesandjellybeans.blogspot.com/2010/05/sunday-spotlight-soys-28-favorites.html

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com May 25, 2010 at 8:09 PM  

These are so cute! I love wide mouthed jars! Love what you did with them!

-heather

mommy2luke2008 May 28, 2010 at 11:10 AM  

I love these jars! Beautiful and useful!! I featured these on my friday favorites!!
http://lilbitofus.blogspot.com/2010/05/friday-favorites_28.html

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