Thursday, May 29, 2014

~Cottage Flower Vases and Simple & Sweet Fridays #117~

I wanted to share with you some handmade gifts I made for my friends. It was Tami's birthday and we always exchange little gifts to each other at the parties.
I love flowers,
 so I decided to make a Stamped Flower Vase for the girls.
 Stamping the word "flower" onto the vase,
 they could use it for one rose or a bouquet of flowers in it.
I found some Jim Holtz metal plates at the craft store.
I stamped "Flower" onto some cut linen.
I torn a bigger piece of linen to go around the jar and just tied it
 in a knot to secure it.
I found the jars at Walmart.
I hot glued the plaque to the linen and 
then added different beads to it.
~Simple Cottage Vase~
A fun project for a vase for all your Summer Flowers...
Another added little gift to go with the Sunflower theme was some
 Chocolate Covered Sunflower Seeds I found at Trader Joe's.
I found small round boxes at the craft store 
along with small yellow flowers.
I hot glued the flowers to the box.
Then added some Sunflower Seeds from our garden that we collected last year to the boxes to make it more personalized.
Then put it all together in a clear bag.
I stamped the tags with a Sunflower on them.
~Special Summer Gifts~
I experimented with stamping a tea towel with fabric ink.
Now, I want to try making more towels,
using fabric paint.
It was a fun weekend project.

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  1. These gifts look so lovely! What great ideas and so sweet. Thank you for hosting and have a lovely weekend!

  2. I always look forward to your wonderful posts and blog party. What a great gift to give to your group of friends. I also love the sunflower tea towels. Thanks so much for sharing this great post.
    Have a wonderful weekend - the weather man said it's going to be terrific weather - so enjoy your lovely garden.

  3. Thank you Jody for featuring my hydrangeas this week, a treat indeed. Loved the sunflower themed gifts you made for your friend. So happy to join in with Simple and Sweet Fridays this week.

  4. The jars are so sweet. I love the tea towel!!! xo

  5. Hi Jody,

    Your cottage flower vases and sunflower gift bags are such creative gifts! How wonderful that you and your friends exchange these sweet little surprises on special occasions! Your imagination is full of flowery wonder! Thanks for hosting and have a beautiful weekend!


  6. I couldn't find your email address. Just wanted you to know that you've been featured today at Cozy Little House in my Color My Decor Series, where I showcase artists and bloggers and their creativity. Here is the link...

  7. What a cute gift idea! I will definitely remember this one!

  8. I am always amazed at the little gifts you whip up! Absolutely adorable.
    Thanks for hosting and have a lovely weekend!

  9. I love it when you girls party! I love the theme of the sunflowers. Everything you did was crazy amazing my dear!!!!!!!! How I would love to be your 'face to face' friend:))))))
    sending hugs...

  10. Thank you Jody for featuring my thrifted dishes. Its always a joy to visit your beautiful blog xxx

  11. I love the sunflower theme. Simple, yet very beautiful.

  12. The jars are perfect and I LOVE the Sunflower gifts too!

  13. You have the sweetest ideas! I love the vases! I am not in your party but I am going to check out some of the posts!. I need my memory back!


  14. Thank you for hosting, Jody, and your little vases are just adorable. Such a nice array of presents made with love..Happy Thursday..Judy

  15. Your projects are all so cute, Jody! I just noticed our peonies are blooming ~ they would look so pretty in one of your "flower" jars. Thanks so much for the party!

  16. Clever idea to embellish a tea towel. Enjoy the weekend!

  17. This is my first time at your party, and I'm loving what I'm seeing! Your stamped towels are great and the features are lovely. Thanks for hosting a fun party.

  18. I just love your vases! Your friends must have loved your thoughtful gifts!

  19. Those vases are sooo pretty! Love them! Thanks so much for hosting!

  20. Oh my goodness! SO much inspiration on your blog! Your vases are just beautiful! xoxo Jen

  21. I love joining your party each week. Thanks for hosting. Please come and party with us. We would love to have you.
    Happy Thursday! Lou Lou Girls

  22. Your handmade gifts are so special.
    How I would love having a friend bring me exactly
    those things. How thoughtful!

  23. Your personalised flower vases are so unique and so creative. Perfect give always for parties and special gatherings. I would love to link in this special party. Is that okay?
    Hope you'll have a good weekend.


  24. Jody, You always come up with the most create gift ideas! You know how much I love linen...The vases are lovely! I am guessing they were the rave at your party!

    Thank you for featuring me today!
    You are such a gracious and thoughtful blog friend!

  25. Thanks for hosting a great party :)
    I would love for you to come party at my T.G.I.F. Linky Party @ :) Have a great week!!

  26. Thank you so much for the party, Jody!
    Love & hugs

  27. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Dear Jody & Stan,
    Thank you so much for featuring my Pink Tulips! What a pleasant surprise!
    And oh my goodness, I love all your beautiful sunflower inspired projects, especially the tea towel!
    Thanks for hosting another inspirational party.
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  28. Jody & Stan,
    Oh, my goodness!!!
    I Love, LOVE, L O V E Sunflowers!!!
    This post is making me swoon!!!
    The mason jars stamped with flowers and filled with real Sunflowers is charming!!!
    I l o v e the circular boxes filled with real Sunflower seeds!!!
    Your Sunflower tags are adorable!!!
    Now, stamping with fabric ink on linen tea towels . . .that is clever and gorgeous!!!
    Thank you for sharing this post on Sunflower decor. . .cottage vases, dear friends!!!

  29. I'm scrolling down, loving your sunflower tags and then I see my potting table!! Thanks for featuring this project!!

  30. Great features. My first time linking up. Thanks for hosting.

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