Tuesday, October 8, 2013

jelly jar embellishments

When we purchased our farm, we were thrilled to find mature Concord grape vines over an arbour near the pond. Some years we get to the grapes before the birds do. This was one of those years. 

I picked enough grapes to get 20 cups of juice, and turned some of it into jelly. The rest has gone into the freezer to become "jello" or more jelly over the winter.

This year I decided to embellish my jars with some sweet, micro-mini buttons that have been hanging out in my sewing basket, sewn on to wool felt. They're pretty irresistible, to be honest. I love fine work like this, and am so pleased with the results that I'll be making some "labels" for my apple jelly as well (using bigger red buttons, of course).

Please pop by Frontier Dreams to see what others are crafting this week!


  1. Love this!!! We are giving away apple jelly this year as gifts......those little toppers would be so cute! I'll see if I can get Tim to sew them. LOL

  2. beautiful photography,by the way

  3. Aaaack - that is awesome! Prettiest jam jar ever! Clever and charming. I can't wait to see the apple version.

  4. so sweet! love the idea! (but I don't have the patience for fiddly little things like this! lol)


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