Monday, July 29, 2013

Watercolor Embroidered Mason Jars

With mason jar crafts and creations all the rage, I how have finally succumb to the craze...in my own way, through embroidery.


These watercolor embroidered mason jars were inspired by Cresendoh, you can see the full tutorial at their site.


I took their tutorial and made a few minor changes.  Where they stamped a mason jar onto fabric to act as a pattern, I hand drew my mason jar.

Into an embroidery hoop, I layered the following:  my hand drawn mason jar fabric followed by a layer of batting and finally another layer of white fabric.


*Using a stem stitch, I embroidered the mason jar.  I used dark brown embroidery thread for the jar, gray for the lid, red for the lab and dark brown for the word on the label. {These steps were not included in the tutorial by Cresendoh.}

When my embroidery was complete, I applied blue watercolor, using the technique described by Cresendoh.


After a few trials and errors, I decided to leave my mason jar untrimmed until I applied the watercolor and it fully dried.  I feel like it left the edge of the mason jar and batting beneath cleaner.

 

When completely dry, I cut my mason jar out, cutting around the embroidered stem stitch I made outlining the mason jar.

I applied no fray to the edge of the 'grace' jar.  No fray was not applied to the 'hope' jar and you can see, over time, some fraying did result.


Attach some floral wire to the top of the mason jar. 


And hang.


And, I am absolutely in love with the results. 


I hope you'll decide to make some of your own.


If you liked this tutorial, make sure to check out my 'Make a Wish' embroidery pattern and tutorial.

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31 comments:

  1. My love for Mason jars (OK, really any jar!) has been around LONG before the rage. And I was hoping you were going to say you are going to custom make these in your Etsy shop :)
    LOVE these so much!

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  2. Super cute! Love the heart in the bottom of the love jar!

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  3. oh that is so pretty and so clever. I love this there are so many things you could do with this idea. The jars are just gorgeous!

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  4. What a great idea! They turned out lovely and I've never seen anything like them before. :)

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  5. I LOVE these! You're so creative. :)

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  6. So cute!! I've been thinking about a paper pieced mason jar for a while now...maybe I'll see if I can't whip something up.

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  7. I love the frayed edges..it gives it a cool chic look! I would never think to try something this awesome. I see all the cool stuff you do, and it really makes me want to branch out and try new stuff. I can think of so many variations of this project that could be used for decor, classroom learning, craft shows, anything!

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    1. Oh you are so sweet. Thank you so much Amy. With all the things you have done, I am sure this would be a piece of cake for you.

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  8. I just love, love this!!!! Shared with my mason jar FB fans. Can I also feature it on the Mason Jar blog?

    :) Linda

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  9. I am totally loving this! Too stinking cute! You do incredible work! Adorable!

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  10. I love these Amy! They are sooo adorable, and the words you chose are perfect. I've never done embroidery, but you make me want to try. So beautiful!

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  11. EEEEEeeeeeeeeek! These are so flippin' cute! Is there anything that you CAN'T do?!
    -Heather
    www.stringtownhome.net

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    1. Heather, you are far too kind. There is plenty I can't do :)

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  12. So pretty, really love your take on the jar craze. Your embroidery skills are fabulous, and the watercolour is lovely!

    Hugs, Estelle xx

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  13. I love this! Your embroidery projects are always so amazing. And I love the watercolour treatment - will you use that in another project?

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  14. Hi Amy,
    Oh wow! Love these, so pretty. I think you could sell them on etsy too. I haven't seen anything like this. Just adorable:)
    I'm curious, about how long was the whole process? Thanks, Di

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  15. This is such a cute and unique idea!! Love embroidery and love mason jars... so easy sell here. ;) They would make for cute ornaments. I'm pinning this. Thanks for sharing Amy!

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  16. I saw these on Linda's page yesterday and loved them. They are so sweet and I love that you drew the jars. Do they have a permanent home?

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  17. I love your idea. Are you going to sell them on Etsy?

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    1. I hadn't thought of that before. I just might.

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  18. Be still my vintage blue Ball mason jar loving heart!! My sewing machine and I have been getting better acquainted this last month, so perhaps some variation of this lovely idea is in my near future...

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    1. Paula! I've missed you. Thank you so much for the very sweet comment. You'll have to share pictures of anything you end up making.

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  19. These are amazing! I love the idea of painting fabric with watercolours. Love love love! X

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  20. That is absolutely adorable! Cutest banner I've ever seen!

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  21. What a cute idea!!!! Your little mason jars adorable, so beautifully done!!!!

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  22. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Oh my goooooodness!!!! These might be one of the cutest things I've ever seen!!! Thanks for sharing!
    Suzanne

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  23. Too cute for words - amazing job!!!!!!!!
    XOXO

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