Thursday, June 6, 2013

Ribbon Dragonfly Storage Jar

Hi Dreamers!
Today, I have a fun storage idea to share!   I found some gigantic glass jars (the kind used for canning) at my local  craft store last week.  I saw lots of scope in them.  LOL  I knew they would be perfect for storing loose items.  Here are the 9 1/2" tall jars:

Materials List:
Glass Jars with screw top lids (I found these at Michaels Craft Store)
Bordered Orange Sheer Ribbon from May Arts (356-15-28)
Peach Satin Ribbon
Scraps of CS
Dragonfly die cut from Sizzix

I decorated the jar with ribbon dragonflies!  I used a Sizzix die to cut out the dragonflies.  Let's get started making our decorated storage jar.


  • Place ribbon on top of the die and cut.  I covered the die with a scrap piece of CS before running through my Cuttlebug just to hold the ribbon in place

  • Cut about 12 dragonflies from the ribbons.  Cut the same amount from cardstock

  • Cut off the heads from the ribbon dragonflies.  You can leave the body on some or cut it off
  • Cut the wings off the CS dragonflies
  • Glue the ribbon wings to the CS bodies

  • Attach the dragonflies to the jar with dimensional adhesive all around the jar
  • Tie ribbon around the neck of the jar

  • Decorate the top of the jar with a circle cut from yellow CS, a big bow and another dragonfly---for this dragonfly I did not cut away the CS wings, but left them to make the dragonfly more stable

Now, I have a super pretty storage jar!  And, guess what I decided to store in my Dragonfly Jar!!  You guessed it!  My ribbon scraps!  How Fun!!

I think this jar would look great with spools of thread or buttons.  You could use any size jar as well.  Smaller ones would be great to store Markers and pens.

*******A Few Fun Challenges for my Dragonfly Storage Jar**
Make My Monday: ribbon or lace
Paper Playtime: 2 or more ribbons
DL. Art: anything goes
CRAFT challenge: anything but a card

Well, I guess that is it for me today.  See you next time!  Love ya.


  1. This is so beautiful. All our scraps should be this pretty!!! I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes June Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  2. Ps I am your newest follower. and i am from MI originally-- I love it there. I hope you will follow me.


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