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July 29, 2012

Snow White Inspired Decorative Jar

Hello Bloggers! July sure is flying by at the speed of light.  It's been a great month but I want to end it with a bang just the way it started.  My neighbors all got together and held a block party for fourth of July.  There must have been at least a hundred people dancing on the street with fireworks all around.  My next door neighbor is a professional D.J and the neighbor across the street is an amazing chef.  Another neighbor is a butcher who owns a butcher shop.....and...... I'm a whiz with my ovens and I make killer brownies, cookies and cupcakes, so the party was happening.  You can catch a picture at the bottom of my post.  I'm not quite sure how I'll end the month but it sure will be worth remembering and talking about for years to come.   Have you ever had that feeling, after a month has come and gone, that you didn't really do anything worth writing about or even remembering? there's no do-overs, once the month has ended, it will not come back.  Don't be afraid to try something new, something exciting, something that tickles your interests.....and then go for it!!! do it and don't look back.    

Today I have a quick, easy AND inexpensive decorative glass jar that is perfect for a gift or to make for yourself.  I loved making this jar because it was inspired by one of my favorite childhood tales, Snow White. 

Here's all you need:
a glass jar, Mod Podge, Sizzix die cut Decorative Flourishes set.. you can find it here

Cut the die cuts with black construction paper on a die cutting machine.  Use a small brush to brush the Mod Podge on the die cuts.  Apply die cuts on your jar and coat the top of the die cuts once again with the Mod Podge using your brush.  Find an apple picture on the internet and cut it out.  Apply the apple with the Mod Podge, don't forget to coat the top as well to seal it.  Here's the finished jar: I forgot where I found this jar, but it must have been at Michael's arts and craft store for possibly two dollars.

I'm using this jar to store my apple and cinnamon infused Brandy.
To make the Apple Cinnamon infused Brandy:
On low heat, caramelize a sliced apple with two tablespoons of sugar and two tablespoon of water over low heat until sugar melts.  Add the sliced apples with a cinnamon stick and pour brandy in a four cup jar with a lid.  Put the jar away so that you forget about it for a month or two.  I like this recipe because it's simple but there are quite a few on the internet.   

And there you have it, a perfect gift for someone who likes Brandy.  Happy July 2012 everyone, don't let it pass you by without creating an everlasting memory. 

You might also want to check out my other "Princess" tutorials:
Cinderella Slipper Link Here

Beauty and the Beast Inspired, Link Here


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