Friday, July 12, 2013

Wedding: CenterPiece Jar with Tags Tutorial

The centerpieces for the wedding included mason jars with a mix-n-match variety of embellishments.  However, every table had one large blue Mason Jar that was filled with gorgeous flowers.  The jars were all embellished the same way with seam binding bows and tags.
Centerpiece Tutorial:
I started by tying a long piece of seam binding around the jar.  I used seam binding in all the wedding colors- 2 peaches, aqua and tan.
I added the bow and tied it on the with the previously tied ribbon.  The bow is made by wrapping the seam binding around your fingers at least 4 times.
Finally I attached the tags using Tim Holtz Idea-ology Charm Clips and Jump Rings.

To make the Tags: I started by using spray adhesive to attach book paper to cream colored cardstock. This gave the book pages the added stiffness needed to hold up as tags.   
I ran the book paper/cardstock through the Vagabond using the Alterations Tiny Tabs and Tags.  This is the same die I used for the escort cards.   The hubby wants me to be sure you understand that the book paper is from an old French text that he snagged for me at a Paris Flea Market. 

After die-cutting all the tags, I cut out the hole reinforcers using a variety of cardstock scraps from the rosettes I made for the wedding.  The hole reinforcers were glued in place using 3M Quick Dry Paper Glue-my favorite quick dry paper glue but any of your favorite glues will work.  I inked the edges of the tags using Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.  Finally, I stamped the small Peony Bud stamp using Archival Ink in Vermillion. (see photo below)  
I cut out a pretty border using my Cricut and Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge.  I inked the border pieces using the Vermillion ink and added tiny cream color self-adhesive pearls.  This is where you see my ridiculous attention to detail kick in.  

The border was attached to the back of the tags using Tombo Monoadhesive.   I ran a long piece of Inkssentials Wonder Tape across a number of tags at once covering the joint where the tag and the border meet.  You don't have to tape them together like this- it is just a much faster way to lay down a lot of tape quickly.   
After I had all the tags taped I pulled the red liner off.  I find it easiest to grab the edge of the liner with the blade of my Exacto Knife.
Once the adhesive was exposed it was dipped into a bowl of my signature Wedding Glitter Mix (2 Jars (4.58 oz) of Martha Stewart White Gold and 1 large jar of Martha Stewart Old Gold). 
Then I snipped the tags apart.  

I added a small piece of Idea-ology Film Ribbon over top of some of my favorite wedding words from the Idea-ology ChitChat.   To do this: (Please excuse the ugly, messy craft sheet and board- I trash them all so quickly).
The film ribbon is easiest to attach using the 1/8 inch Inkssentials Wonder Tape.  
Run the tape up both edges.  I use my Exacto Knife to grab the liner and pull it off of the tape.  
You can see that some times I used 1 small square of film and sometimes 2 depending on the size of the words underneath.
I used the same Tiny Tabs and Tags to make a bunch of smaller tags from the scrap cardstock.  I inked the edges with Brushed Corduroy and stamped more wedding words using some word stamps I have.  

Finally, I again used the Tiny Tabs and Tags and the book paper/cardstock that I used earlier to cut circle tags.  After distressing them like the other tags, I ran a bead of glue around the edges and glittered it.  I added the numbers to make the wedding date- 6/15 using a variety of numbers from the Idea-ology Remnant Rub-Ons Numbers
All of the tags were attached to each other using Idea-ology Jump Rings and to a Charm Clip which was then attached to the ribbons on the jar.
I embellished all the jars I had at home but Brandin's mom had 13 "very old" jars that she didn't want to travel to my house and back- understandable- so I made the ribbons, the bows and the tags and had them all ready to go.  Brandin's sister and niece put them together at the barn before they were taken to the florist who delivered them the morning of the wedding.
 Extra tags were tied to chairs.
The jars were pretty all by themselves but with the flowers they were magnificent.

Hope your day is filled with Sunshine and Glitter.

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1 comment:

  1. Your attention to detail amazes me. The centerpieces are perfect.


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