Monday, February 25, 2013

How Pinteresting Monday - Canning Jars & Jello Molds

While my sister was in town two weekends ago, we went thrift shopping.  When I saw these aluminum molds, I remember seeing a use for them on Pinterest, but I couldn't remember what it was. I liked them anyway, and for only .10 cents each, I bought the whole dozen. I also snagged two larger ones. I just love the shape and patina on them.

Back home, I scoured my Pinterest boards to find the idea I only vaguely remembered.  Here it is:

It is from Hanna's Charming Recycling.  Hanna has a gorgeous website and coauthored "Sjarmerende Gjenbruk," which is Norwegian for Charming Reuse.  An English version is available on Amazon under the title, "Rediscovered Treasures: A New Life for Old Objects."  I am definitely adding it to my cart! Hanna has a beautiful blog you won't want to miss!

Sadly, my molds were a bit too large to use the rings, but they were just big enough to sit over the rim and look like they were screwed on.

I decided to use them in our postage stamp sized bathroom to squeeze out a little more storage.

Filled with soft white cotton balls and Q-Tips, I love the way they look.

How has Pinterest inspired you lately?

Don't forget to come back Tuesday night for What We Accomplished Wednesdays. I love to see what you've been up to!

Until next time keep craftin' and smilin'!

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  1. Isn't pinterest brilliant. I get so many ideas from there. I don't often put them into practice though,but one day I will.
    I love the way those moulds look on the jars. x

  2. First, you know how much I love the gleam of tin and aluminum. Second, what a clever use of molds. Third, thank you for introducing Hanna. I going looking for the book.

  3. Even though I don't always incorporate the things I see on Pinterest into my decorating, I love going there to unwind and look at all the lovely creations and pictures. Love this creative use of molds...thanks for shining a light on this inspiring person with great ideas.

  4. Love the jars and these make the perfect toppers...

  5. How inspiring! I have a couple of these molds and I've been waiting for inspiration and this is it. I've seen them used as candle holders, hanging light fixtures and pin cushions, but this is the coolest way of using them.

    Thanks for sharing!


  6. Absolutely beautiful....simple but elegant!

  7. So pretty! What great finds....they look great rings or not. Thanks for sharing, visting from Savvy Southern Style.

  8. You've inspired me! I have mason jars and jello molds in my cabinets right now!!!
    Homa style is having an Inspire Me link party that just started!
    I would love it if you linked up:)
    Here's the link

    I do my best to market the inspiring projects through my social media sites and follow too:)

  9. What a wonderful post- and I love how you used them, too.

    I like your shelf vignette - really pretty!

  10. What a pretty way to store bathroom essentials! They look so feminine and it!
    Selene @

  11. Love the jars!! Very pretty! Would you consider sharing it and any other projects that you may have over at my Pinterest Party?


  12. The jars are adorable. Please share it on Creative Crafts Thursday,, and any of your favorite projects each and every week!

  13. Confession.....I like yours better! What a beautiful idea! Love it!

  14. These are so cute. I just pinned them. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  15. How darling! I love this idea and would have never thought of it. Found you at the Simple and Sweet Fridays link up. I love your blog and will follow by email and on Twitter and Pinterest. Have a great Friday!

  16. These are so pretty Deborah, I love the patina too, and to use them as lids? Fabulous!!

    xo, Tanya

  17. Totally LOVE this Deborah!!!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer last week. Can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening! Have a great day!!

  18. Love this idea, yours are beautiful!

  19. What a wonderful idea Deborah! They are absolutely charming! I already have some of the molds, and jars! I'm definitely doing this!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Blissful Whites Wednesday!!
    Have a lovely weekend!

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