Recycled Jars and My Xyron Sticker Machine

12-DSCN6587Candle Holders From Recycled Jars

I had a few jars that I had been saving to transform into candle holders, and it seemed like the perfect time to use my new Xyron Sticker Machine.

04-DSCN6567I could have used decoupage medium for the book page strips, but I knew the strips would wrinkle and bubble.


I was also pretty sure I wouldn’t be able to keep it off of the glass parts I didn’t want it on.

03-DSCN6566The machine wasn’t difficult to figure out. Actually, it was quite an easy process. The biggest draw back for my cheap frugal mind was the amount of adhesive wasted each time things were sent through the machine. That’s just crazy! There is no way to adjust that either. With 18 foot rolls, that cost roughly $10 a roll, that’s just wrong!

11-DSCN6584For that reason, I only used the sticker machine for the book page strips and the die cut on the front.

09-DSCN6581The lace was attached with craft glue.

02-DSCN6518Salsa and taco sauce jars were used for these candle holders. Regardless of the adhesive waste, I kinda like the way they turned out.


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More New Projects

Whew! Yawn! Wow!

The last month has been exhausting with preparing for and having a yard sale, as well as preparing for and participating in two craft shows. The last craft show was this past weekend, but I am just now getting my act together. Well, sort of…I’ve been shaking off fatigue for days. (sigh) With that in mind, I’m a little late in posting some of the new projects I’ve finished. Many of these are already gone, thanks to the “Fall Into The Holidaze” craft show this past weekend.

Fall Display Ladder

Leaf Rake Door Wreath

And another Leaf Rake Door Wreath

Scrap Wood Crows and Cats

Block Candle Holders

Witch Boot Bowl Fillers


Snowman Dolls

Window Cabinet (my hubby’s creation)

It started out with a simple old window.


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