The Mother of Invention

It’s Handmade Monday again! Seems to happen every week. I hope ya’ll are heading over there and checking out all the cool things all the other ladies are doing, they do some really awesome crafts.

For some reason I seem to be stuck on those crazy Mod Podge Jars. I had an idea when I was mixing the food coloring into the Mod Podge, watching the color swirl around and thought, wouldn’t it be pretty if it was sort of marbled on, not just uniformly spread? I also wanted to experiment a little with better ways of getting it on the outside of the jars like has been suggested so you can use the jars and not get the Mod Podge wet or scratch it, and just experiment.

Frankly, that’s what I like to do. Experiment. The most fun of all is figuring out how to do something. Sometimes it doesn’t work at all. And sometimes that’s really disappointing, but I think I enjoy the process even more than I enjoy the finished product. I bet a lot of crafters are like that. Maybe I should take a poll. 🙂

Anyway, at first I thought something to hold the jars with, like those canning jar wrenches, but that still presented a problem. It would still touch the outside of the jar AND I would have to order one, so I would not have it right away.

However, in talking to my Dad an idea started to form and I then talked to Jeff and he came up with the perfect solution. A stand that the jar can hang on, made of pipe. Perfect! It’s made from a pipe and a metal flange, which makes a nice stable stand. It will hold a variety of sizes of jars.

So, I’ve babbled long enough, let’s head over to Make it and Let’s Do More Jars!


  1. Wendy says:

    I love the turquoisey blues of those jars. Must admit, I love to experiment with things too. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doen’t but it’s always interesting along the way!

    Thanks for taking part in Hanmdade Monday 🙂

  2. Wow, looks like you have had lots of fun. I love the orange coloured ones.

  3. Susie says:

    Thank you both. I’m sorry I was so late getting over to your blogs today, but I sure enjoyed looking at what you had been doing, I just had trouble writing mine up today. 🙂 I think I will be on to something other than jars for awhile now. 🙂

  4. lisa says:

    I love to experiment but i get very frustrated when things dont work straight away.
    Lovely and interesting post. It’s lovely to read about something original that someone is doing.

    • Susie says:

      Thank you for stopping by. I admit I sometimes get frustrated too. Sometimes that means I put it away and come back later. Sometimes I put it away and forget about it. Sometimes I put it away and forget what I was doing and start over later… 🙂 Well, you know what I mean!

  5. Caroline says:

    Very pretty so much nicer than plain glass

  6. Kat says:

    Wow, again with the excellent talent. Some people are show offs 😉 (kidding). These are so pretty and really effective. They look like the items you sometimes find in boot sales or auctions – or costing a fortune in a department store. Such a fun idea and better for being hand-crafted. Thank you so much for sharing that with us.

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