So this was a project I did at the end of the night thinking it would actually put me in a great mood after a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. It didn’t quite work out that way…. such as life.
My neighbors, who I adore, just moved to another town; and when they were going through things gave me a few of the times they have donated or thrown away. I’m a good person to ask before throwing things out, but only take things I think I can actually use. 🙂 I accepted this wonderful square jar to make it into a cookie jar. In the video below you can see how the project started out:
So, after the video, I ended up being a little frustrated with my normally amazing Cricut products, and was determined to make it work! The end result is at the top of the page. Oh well, like I say in the video, sometimes it doesn’t work out, but we work through it and perservere. 🙂
Here is the second attempt (feel free to fast forward during parts… it again gave me trouble:
Yay!!! Success finally!!! Even if there is a little struggle now and then, I still love my Cricut stuff!!! If it was super easy anyone would do it all the time! This is why everyone loves my gifts… they’re one of a kind and a lot of love goes into them all.
Okay so now that the drama is over. lol… Here is a list of things you need to know:
- Ruler (to decide the size of decal
- Jar to put decal on
- Vinyl (Either pre-cut design of permanent or temporary vinyl… not heat transfer)
- Transfer paper
- Rubbing alcohol
- Paper towel or cotton ball
- Imagination! and apparently Perserverance in my case. 😉
- Cricut cutting machine
- Design Space to design the decal to cut
- Weeding tool/tweezers to remove excess vinyl from design if needed
Instructions for when it works right… in the videos you can see what to do if things go wrong:
- If you are designing and cutting your decal do so to begin. (Watch my videos on how I created these ones above.) Cut the decal out. Weed (take) out the parts that you don’t want on your jar.
- What should be left is everything you want on your jar in the proper placement.
- Place your transfer sheet on it and make sure all the vinyl goes onto the transfer sheet and sticks.
- Place the vinyl and transfer sheet on your jar in the desired location and burnish (rub on) well. Once that’s done, carefully remove the transfer sheet leaving the vinyl in place.
- Fill with cookies!
Even though my first jar didn’t quite work out as planned, I still love it! Creating doesn’t always work the way we think it will. We keep doing it anyway though for our souls, well in my case anyway at least.
Until next time, keep creating, and don’t give up!