small shallow wide top jar
buttons (or other embellishments)
hot glue gun
I started by wrapping and hot gluing some left over yarn I had on hand around the top of this jar. Don't go 'crazy' with the hot glue, just a little every now and then as you wrap is fine.
Excuse the band-aid, I had some trouble with a knife while making PBJ mini-sandwiches for B's birthday party last month. Anyways, after I wrapped it up to the top with yarn, I added some green rick-rack that was my grandmother's.
Finally, I added this cool wooden button I picked up at a button store in Boston. Yep...you read that right, there was a store dedicated to buttons (and some other sewing/knitting items). They had a whole wall of buttons...in tiny boxes...<sigh>...a 'little piece of heaven' to a crafter. And yes, I did gasp a little when I saw the wall and the guy working there asked 'First time, here?' Guess he'd seen that look before.
This little green jar will go in my kitchen window to store rings and other jewelery items when cooking or washing dishes.
I made a second one for my bedroom in turquoise and orange, so cute! Love this color combination!