Wednesday, January 5, 2011

storage jar labels





Materials and Equipment

Air hardening white modeling clay
Pastry board and rolling pin
Plastic wrap
Laces, leaves or buttons (optional)
Acrylic paint (optional)
Sharp knife and cookie cutters
Skewer or tapestry needle
Plastic bag
Fine sandpaper
Ribbon and twine
Pencil



1. I began by rolling out the entire piece of clay until it was about half an inch thick.


2. If you would like to add texture to the clay, now is the time to do so. Simply lay the impressionable item on top of the clay and roll with rolling pin until texture is imprinted on the clay.


3. Using cookie cutters or your sharp knife, cut clay into squares, rectangles or circles.


4. While the clay is still wet, use a skewer or tapestry needle to make a hole at the top, all the way though the clay. Make sure that the hole is large enough  to thread ribbon or twine though.


5.  Carefully peel the shapes off of the pastry board and place them onto a smoothed out plastic bag to dry. Periodically flip the clay to ensure even drying.


6.  Once the clay is dry, use  a fine sandpaper to rub away the rough edges.


7.  Thread a piece or ribbon on twine through the holes.


8.  Write or draw on the labels to indicate the contents of the jars.


I thought that it would be really neat to make some gift tags and labels to give as gifts as well...





(the doily texture is by far my most favorite.)



Although, the button impression is pretty darn cute too.





Sebastian made this label for Buddy's treat jar.


(Gotta love that.)



P.S. I will not be working through the book from beginning to end. 

Instead , I will be working in, out and all around the contents of the book, until I complete each of the 

books 50 projects.

( One down, forty nine to go...)

6 comments:

FairfieldHouse said...

Corey Ann,

These tags are beautiful! I am going to purchase the book and create alongside you -- well on the other side of the country but you get what I'm saying! (smile)

Your Friend,
Deborah

Corey said...

Good morning Deborah! Thank you so much for the compliment! I'm so excited that you are going to get this book and work through it with me! What fun! I hope that all is well there at the FFH. I think of you often. xoxo C

Megan said...

These are beautiful! Maybe I"ll use these somewhere in Baby Girl's nursery...The tag for Buddy's treat jar made me tear up - so sweet!

Simone said...

What beautiful tags. It must have been difficult to stop! I would have tied them to everything in my home. Good luck with your project!!!

Simone said...

What beautiful tags. It must have been difficult to stop! I would have tied them to everything in my home. Good luck with your project!!!

diane said...

I received The Homemade Home as a Christmas gift and love every project in the book. Your first project turned out beautifully and I am looking forward to seeing the rest.