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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Show Us What You're Workin' With Wednesday #16!!!

Well everyone ... I FINALLY have a project to share with you this week!! YEA!!! And I have like 4 others waiting to be posted!! I can't believe it, the ideas just started flowing and now I have a bunch all set and ready to go. Anyway, it's time to get to gettin', but I want to ask you a few questions first.

1. Should I have "rules" about this party? ie: my button needs to be somewhere on your blog, the button needs to be in the actual post, etc.

2. Is it time to have specific party criteria? I don't really LOVE this idea, but I'm just putting it out there.

3. How about this one ... Should I limit how many times one person links up each week? Does it matter if one of you has 8 projects to share? What about a rule that says that it has to be a new project every week. Just meaning, that it can't be a project you haven't linked up previously.

I don't know, just comment and let me know what you think. I really want to hear what you have to say!!

Ok, here is my project!!

This picture shows it as a pencil holder, but my original plan for it is to be used as a vase. Super cute right? I didn't go the vase route simply because it's 10:45 and I don't really want to go tromping around in the dark outside trying to find some flowers :) This was sooo easy and Cheap!!

I drink over 100 oz of water a day and I LOVE the crystal light packets that you can just add to water. You can buy the individual packets or larger ones that make 2 quarts. The bigger ones come in these cute little containers. Anyway, I finished these off and I put the empty containers in my craft room because I knew that I would be able to use them for something. Then, earlier today it came to me ... Fridge Vases!!

I started by measuring the length and circumference and cut some cute scrapbook paper to the measurements. I brushed on some mod-podge and started laying the paper down. I used this crusty bone folder to smooth out the bumps and wrinkles.

Keep gluing and wrapping the paper around the container, making sure to try to make it as smooth as possible. After I got the paper all glued down I let it dry and then slapped a few coats of mod-podge on top of the paper. I wanted to make sure to put a few extra coats to help protect the paper against any water that may possibly get on the outside.

I glued on some ribbons and two magnets. I just used some scrapbooking magnet things that I've had forever, but you could also use those plain round ones you get at the craft store.

TA-DA!! That's it, easy right? I made two and I really like how they both turned out. I especially like the price ... FREE since I already had everything on hand. I can't wait to drink more water so I can make some more of these. They would be fun little gifts. How about using them to hold herbs on the fridge? SOOO FUN!!!

I can't wait to see what you have to share with me this week, let's PARTY!!!


  1. Hi Jessica,

    I think that you should make (or not make) the rules however you want. It's your blog, your link party, your time - do what works for you!!

    Thanks for sharing your project. I always look at nice sturdy containers as I throw them in the trash and wonder what I could do with them. Then I get scared that I'm gonna turn into a hoarder and I throw them in and slam the door shut. Maybe I'll keep just one for this project....

  2. Thanks so much for hosting every week girl!! Love your pencil cup its totally cute!


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  3. I love your project!! Thanks for hosting! It's up to you how you want the rules to go... make it easy on you:)

  4. Cute project! Thank you so much for hosting!

  5. Smart craft- I love that it's 100% free and a recycled craft, too. It would make a cute gift for art friends!

  6. When it comes to my link party, I have 3 rules:
    1. Link back somehow
    2. Become a follower
    3. Have fun!
    Link parties are lots of fun and allows us to share ideas, but let's face it, we all want to grow our blogs, too.
    Love that your great little project is free and green...thanks for hosting again! Rory

  7. cute polka dots!...

    as for your questions, i think the great thing about having a blog is doing whatever you want. if people don't like it, they can carry on elsewhere. i think i'd ask myself my reasons for having a link party, and the best way to get the results i want from that party. too many rules tends to turn people away, and no rules may make you feel like you're being taken advantage of! i think there's a happy medium in there somewhere. i'm sure you'll find it :)

    til then, thanks again for the chance to share!

  8. Thanks for hosting. Cute blog!!! Fun ideas!!!

    ~Lori @ live,laugh,love,create :)

  9. Thanks for hosting the party. Love your pencil holder. You need to add a little glitter to it and enter it in this contest http://www.lifeonpossomtrot.com/2010/06/you-can-be-crafty-challenge.html

  10. Love the pencil holder. How creative is that?
    As for link parties...most have rules. Some do not and I try to honor them by linking to them. I think asking for a button (rather than just a link) is asking too much, but you're the boss!


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