Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Apothecary tags


I thought I would share with you the project I've been working on for the last two nights. During the party I decided that I too, wanted some fabulous apothecary jars to hold some of my goodies. I found these on sale at TJMax for $9.99 and couldn't pass them up. But of course, I can't ever seem to leave well enough alone and decided they needed some embellishing. I used old cd's as the main body of the tags. They were quite fun to make... (of course aren't all of our projects?) I don't suppose I'll start something new until I get back from vacation. I'm counting the days!!!!! See you all when I get back!



69 comments:

Deborah said...

Oh I LoVe! You are quite the clever one. Happy Vacation!
**blows kisses** Deborah

Megan Chamberlain said...

I love the tags, the colours are fantastic and the jars are also super. Have a lovely holiday.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Oh my goodness, the tags are so darling. Love the idea of using old CDs too - reuse and make pretty!
xo~Tracie

LADY BEVERLY said...

You are so clever - I would never have thought of the cd's for labels. I will have to give that a try. Do you cover the other side of the CD also?

Thanks

Bev

P.S. Happy Holiday!

Barb said...

Those are some fancy and wonderful tags!!

Great job and creative idea using the cd's.

blessings,
barbara jean

stefanie said...

love them, they look gorgeous all together.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Ooh I love those! And TJ Maxx is my home away from home...

downhomeliving said...

Great idea & I love them! I am about to start painting my room i'm so excited!

blessings,

Linda

Kdottie Designs said...

What a great idea - thanks for sharing. Have fun on your vacation.

red.neck chic said...

LOVE LOVE the tags!!! Super cute!!!

Cindy said...

I have been noticing everybodys apothacary jars. I must do that too. Have lots of fun on you vacation.



cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love it, Karen! I love apothecary jars too {sometimes I have to look for stuff to put in them because I really want the jar, but it looks silly empty!} Great prices at TJ Maxx {Home Good, Marshalls}. Did you use the CD's as a template for the circle or the actual CD's? You should make some of these up for sale - I would buy them!

Sharon Kay said...

I love the jars and the sayings on the tags, such a clever idea to use old CD'S Always thinking of some way to use some thing old is so muxh fun. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful trip. You are in my favorites now......Sharon K

NicNacManiac said...

Fabulous...you are so creative!! The CDs are a wonderful idea to start the tags with...I just might borrow that idea!!
Have a fantastic vacation!!
Hugs xOxO, Nerina :)

Deborah said...

Sorry for being so nosey, but that's me...are you related to James Valentine? Just wondering, with the Rock Star in your family!

Liberty said...

oh my, these are so cute... Your embellishments dressed them up!
Have an awesome vacation and be safe, my friend!
Linda

Mar said...

happy vacationing...
the way you finished the jars are adorable
very cottagie...and a good idea for storage too....hhmmmmmmmmm

Sharing with Sherri said...

Wow these tags are so adorable! What a clever and creative mind you have!!

Have a nice vcation!!

Sherri:)

Sue said...

I love those little apothocary tags, really cute and lookin' good on the jars! Take care.

Sue said...

I love those little apothocary tags, really cute and lookin' good on the jars! Take care.

Shabby Shells said...

Hi Karen,
So happy to have found such a beautiful blog on my first trip around blogland. Your blog is beautiful and you are so talented.
Please stop by and welcome a new girl to blogland. I look forward to it.
Janice

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for telling me what I can do with those cd's that I've been holding on to forever. I knew eventually I'd use them. This is such a beautiful and classy way to use them up.
Have a great vacation!
Carole

Laura said...

Awesome idea! Love it! Thanks for the inspiration!
Laura :)

Gypsy Flea Market said...

Hi Karen!

LOVE the apothecary jars ... old cds?? ... CLEVER!

I was also inspired ... when you have a second, check out my studio make-over.
Those "organized" artists put me to shame and inspired me to clean up my act, I mean space. hee-hee.

Enjoy your vaca!

xo
Jill

www.gypsyfleamarket.blogspot.com

DeeDee said...

Just lovely.. your crating style is unbeatable...have a great vacation...

Sue a/k/a MOUSEMOM40 said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You have the prettiest blog too - very cozy

Lynn said...

I love what you did with your jars Karen :)
Have a great vacation.

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hey Karen, I really like what you did to those jars. I think you spruced them up quite nicely.

Enjoy Your Evening-

Rebecca said...

Hello
Love the jars and the tags look even greater
Hope you have a wonderful vacation!
Blessings
Rebecca

Polka Dot Moon said...

Those are beyond fabulous!!! Great way to upcycle too :)

Annabelle said...

Nifty idea with the old cd's, will have to keep that idea in mind.
Well, I have been working hard at making my studio space beautiful and organized to work in but still alot of work to be done.
After seeing some these lovely work spaces, I'll try harder to have the room complete for next time around.

Hugs Annabelle

Elyse said...

beautiful idea, karen!

have a fun vacation and don't forget to include a fancy toast to your exciting news!!!

xo

Bella Dreams said...

These are super cute! What a great idea to use old C.D.'s! I may have to try making some of these if, of course you wouldn't mind my copying you. I would be sure to give you credit for the original design.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

How cute are those! :0) I want to get some those chunky Martha Stewart jars and embellish them. I think we all have something to throw into a jar!

Stephanie

Gail said...

Karen,
Those are so lovely, you are one talented and clever girl! Have a great vacation......

Fantasy Whispers - Vania Cruz-Perez said...

Lovely work!!

chickie said...

Looks great!! I hope youo have a fun time on your get-away.Fun Finds 3 U...Chickiev

Christine Edwards said...

Karen, those tags are fabulous. Of course you couldn't have unfinished apothecary jars! Have a wonderful vacation and look forward to seeing what projects you have upon your return.

Sandi said...

Love the tags. CD's, hmmmm? Great idea. You are so definitely my inspiration.

Thanks
Sandi
Impatient Cajun

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Karen, I love apothecary jars and have them everywhere in my home. Yours are delightful.

Have a wonderful vacation!!

Barb :-)

Tracey said...

How creative (and "green") you are to use old cd's...love it! Enjoy your vacation!!

:) T

matilda said...

What a great idea! Love them.

Have a lovely holiday!

birdsneststudio said...

What a treat it is to find your blog! You made me smile! I love reading about your commitment to your readers and all the lovely events unfolding for you! Hope you have a lovely vacation and I will be back often to see what you are up to.
Elise

Javajune said...

Love the tags and the jars! Hope your doing well. Have a great weekend!
xo-jj

ceekay said...

Hi Karen...just saying hi to a fellow desert dweller here in AZ! Love the jars...I really have got to get over to HG and Maxx soon! Have a great weekend.

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Fabulous! Just fabulous!
bunny hugs,
shell

junkermidge said...

Love those tags! Very fun and a great way to reuse existing items.
Midge

SherryRoseBella said...

WOW!!! They are unbelievable!! I am amazed at your creativity!! You should sell these pretty jars!!

Chrissy said...

What a lovely blog you have here...so glad I found it,all the best,Chrissy

Charlene said...

These jars & labels are VERY CUTE! Thanks for sharing. And have fun on vacation. Helps to get away & just relax & enjoy!

Queenie said...

Hey Sharon,
I found you through my friend Sherry's blog, at Sherry's Rose Cottage. Your blog is just beautiful and so is your home. I love the apothecary jars that you embellished...very creative! I will be visiting your blog again!
Big Hugs,
Queenie

By the way... I have a rocking son too!

katillacshack.com said...

Hi Karen!

These are wonderful!!


love,kelee

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Very clever idea! How creative you are. I may have to explore that one since I finally have my craft room at least partially moved. WOW! What a chore!!

Cindy said...

I just found you - another blogger in AZ - YAY!!!

Love what I see and will be back when I'm not at work - looking forward to visiting often.

Oliver's said...

Is there anyway a stranger like myself could persuade you to do a tutorial of the c.d. tags? It is such a super idea! Paula

chicroses said...

They are absolutly wonderful. Now I want to find apothecary bottles..then do these tags. I have projects of painted roses to do and now my head is swirling with wanting to do these tags..Have a good vacation. Sally

The Rustic Victorian said...

Oh just incredibly beautiful Karen!
Marcie

Suzanne MacCrone said...

Hi Karen,

Awesome news about the blog party. Congratulations...maybe by then my little spot will be worthy and I can participate. Have a restfufl vacation and recharge.

Ciao,
Suzanne

Suzanne MacCrone said...

PS
I am having a give away to celebrate my one year blogoversary. Stop by if you have time.

Lynn Richards said...

Oh.MY. How sweet are those??? I want to run out and find some jars and old C.D.'s!! I will put it on my to do art list!!!
lynn
alittlybluesky.blogspot.com

French Cupboard said...

Isn't TJ Maxx a great spot for hidden treasures?! Your jars and tags turned out beautiful. Have a sweet vacation.

Blessings... POlly

Oliver's said...

Karen you can email me at
morgannedene@yahoo.com
So glad you stopped by I was just telling my aunt from Scottsdale about your wonderful blog. Small world.I can't wait to make some of these C.D.tags, you are very talented.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Karin,

I read a comment of yours about your great vacation..gosh, let's see I think I was at Isabel's at Maison Douce...boy, that was one fantastic haul she made!

I want to see what you found too! :0) So anyhow I just wanted to drop by and say hello and welcome you home.

Have a great day,
Stephanie

vintagelaundress said...

Very Clever! Marvelous blog, glad to have found you!

ITALIAN PEASANT said...

love your blog, if you have time stop on over & say hi, i think you'll like :) gio

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Just came by to say hi and welcome you back, Karen. Did you find any architectural goodies while on vacation? You know we're all waiting to know what you found. Happy weekend!
xo~Tracie

Debra said...

I miss you my friend.

Lorraine said...

Hi, I'm here from Icandy...wow such lovely touches on your blog, it calls out the artist in me, even if through words or photos, you make me want to explore...more :)

Trish said...

What a joy!!! I just love your tags! Your blog has been such a blessing to me as my life takes a turn in a new direction. Blessings!

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