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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Crafting Patio Lights for Pink Saturday 5/9/09

I was crafting today after getting a MUCH needed massage. But first let me show you what I bought. Squeeeeeeeeeeal..........

I ordered these beautiful roses file folders from Polly and received them the other day. Aren't they gorgeous? I also received several yards of vintage pink ribbon and I intend to embellish some t-shirts with some of it. I'm so excited.




This is a close up and I thought I'd put it on here in case someone wanted some ephemera for a project. Just enlarge it and then snag it for anything you might like to use it for. Gorgeous rose!
~*~

I saw a canning jar made into some patio lights on another blogger's post and cannot for the life of me remember who. Sheeesh, I can't believe it. If I see it when I'm surfing my favs I'll let you and her know.

Anyway, I did this first one and didn't have any tea lights to put in it—I actually do, but they're up in the garage attic and can't find them at the moment(!)—so I broke a red taper candle and lit the bottom part and tried to melt it down to drip into the jar—okay, okay, so I started a fire but can we NOT let Love Bunny know this?— and stupidly let it drip onto a paper towel (I said I was intelligent, not that I didn't do dumb things every once in a while!) The paper caught fire and in blowing it out I sent little pieces of flaming paper towels around the kitchen. I need to work on the smell before Love Bunny gets home.

Isn't it adorable? And it can be hung on a porch or patio and is protected from the wind. That's especially important out here in the Idaho desert! I plan on making several more out of some of the tall olive jars hubs gives to me after he finishes witht he olives. Try them yourself. Easy. Wire around the top of the jar. Wire over the top for hanging. A scrap of fabric or ribbon. Candle. Embellish with roses if you want. I did on this one. Just be careful and only use tea lights OR fatter, shorter candles.

I did this one also in green and net lace ruffles. Ummmmm, I didn't put a candle in this one yet. I think I'll wait until I can find the tea lights or some short fat candles.


42 comments:

  1. Those folders are sooooooooo gorgeous, and the jar Idea is one I've been wanting to do for ages and just haven't gotten to it...I'm so slack...yours look adorable!!
    Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Mothers Day!
    Melly:)

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  2. LOL the jars are very cute! Great idea!

    All the best,
    Allison

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  3. Canning Jar Patio Lights? They are so sweet! I'll have to try these sometime! Happy Pink Saturday!

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  4. pretty in pink....

    Have a beautiful (pink) Mother's Day

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  5. Now Connie that is just the cutest! I have tons of jars, normal ones for our canning, but also some antique ones, and that is a great idea!

    Of course my fireman hubby might not like flames outside, hmmmmmmm maybe I'll have to test that theory!

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  6. Happy Pink Saturday and Have a great Mother's Day Connie ~ Susan

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  7. Hello Connie,

    Happy Pink Saturday to you!

    The file folders are so pretty...and the patio lights are a wonderful idea.

    Drop by for a visit when you are out and about. :0)

    Stephanie

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  8. That sounds EXACTLY lik something that would happen to me! I'm surprised that my house hasn't burned down yet:)

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  9. What sweet and wonderful pink things! I'm adding your link to my blogroll - will you add mine too, please? Happy Pink Saturday and Mother's Day to us, one and all!

    xJ
    MaidenShade.wordpress.com
    MaidenShade.com

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  10. Isn't it amazing what we gals can do with a few simple things?....re-create and make something wonderful???..LOVE the jars and the folders are just soooo cheery...I'd love to have them........maybe one of these days!

    Hugs to you!
    Spencer

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  11. I love those folders! I just got some in a swap and I'm so excited to use them! Love the patio light idea.

    Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Mothers Day!
    Katie

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  12. I want to make the jar lights too!!!

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  13. So you tried to torch your kitchen just so you could show us your canning jar lights!! OMG---you had be rolling on the floor, Connie! I do hope Love Bunny didn't hurt you when he sniffed the smell of burnt paper!!

    Seriously, those lights are cute. I THINK I saw some on Mary Jane's post (Beehive Cottage) recently. HOWEVER, she put the BATTERY OPERATED tea lights in hers! ;)

    Those file folders also look like fun!!

    Hope your Mom's Day is filled with relaxation and good times! L, Dana

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  14. Oh, how I have enjoyed my visit to your blog, beautiful. Those folders are the bomb and the canning jars is perfect, love them.
    Happy Pink Saturday and wishing you a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.
    Debby

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  15. Oh they are just lovely!!! You are so creative and funny (about the fire). I love those file folders and love the mason jars. Was it easy to attach the wire? Do you mind telling me where or what kind of wire? I'm planning to hang mason jars in my apple orchard for a tea party soon. Thanks. Hugs and prayers, Kathi

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  16. Hello My Dear Connie! I LOVE the folders! Wow, are they pretty!

    Your TEALIGHTS are so cute! Now what blogger friend gave you that idea?!!!! Me, silly goose! Sister Maryjane! LOL! Yours turned out way cuter than mine!

    Love ya!
    Maryjane

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  17. Connie, you always make me smile. Love your folders - and your lights.

    Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Mother's Day.

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  18. Your folders are just beautiful.... nad I love the jars. You are so telented and everything you do is just wonderful and so pretty. Happy Pinks..and Happy Mothers Day.. (now I'm off to find some jars..:).)

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  19. Connie, Nice folders. love the patio jar lights! So glad to find a cool sense of humor, it adds so much to blogging. Thanks for the neat ideas!

    Linda

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  20. Connie, can you believe this silly person tried candleholders out some time ago, and for the first time she put string around the top of the jars..........!

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  21. Love those pretty folders. They dress up a work space so nicely. I have loved those canning jar tea lights, too, and once made one from a huge jar for Christmas with pretty greenery inside.

    Yours are so cute and perfect for the summer evenings on the patio!
    HAPPY PINK SATURDAY AND HAPPY MOTHERS, DAY , TOO!

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  22. Hi my pink friend,

    I finally joined Pink Saturday! Today was my first post. You have probably seen most of the items already, but I was trying to "think quick" and get something posted, so I used pics I had already.

    I would love to know how you can write a blog post and set a time for it to post. For the life of me, I can't figure it out.

    Have a great weekend and Happy Mother's Day my sweet friend.

    xo Cathy

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  23. Connie, you are so industrious and busy with beautiful creations. Always a pleasure to visit your blog!

    Prayers said for your sweet son...may he continue to do better each day.

    Pink hugs,
    Melissa

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  24. Really pretty pinks today. Happy Pink Saturday. Blessings,
    Shelley

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  25. Pretty pink folders and the candle in jars are a cool idea for patios! Did you get the smell cleared up? :-)

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  26. The jar idea is great, but just BE CAREFUL!! So glad your fire was easy to put out.

    We have bags of tea-lights around, because our Canyon often has power outages. They'd look nice in a jelly jar, I think.

    Happy Pink Saturday

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  27. Oh, so cute party lights!!

    Happy PS & Happy Mother's Day!

    Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  28. Now Connie, I'm sure that you told your Love Bunny about the fire! lol I know I can't keep crazy things like that from my man! lol

    Those folders are just lovely! The big pink flowers look like the ones on my couch.

    I seen those jars on someone's blog last week to! They sure are cute!

    Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Mother's Day Connie!!!

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  29. Oh, I just love your jars..I've seen this idea before and always forget to do it...thanks for the sweet reminder...
    xo bj

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  30. I bought some of those folders at
    Dollar Tree, a package of 3 for
    $1.00.

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  31. Hey Connie,
    Here's the link for the paisley and rose fabrics..

    http://www.fabrichound.com/store/index.php?cPath=167_45&page=2

    Click to the next page to see the other colorway.

    It is priced by the half yard and is on sale right now..she's leaving for Quilt Market and will be gone from May 13-20

    She runs some good sales but you gotta keep check regularly to catch them. :0)

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  32. Sweet candles in the jars! The folders are pretty too, I just bought some pretty files to put my blog "stuff" in. Happy Pink Saturday and have a great weekend!

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  33. I might do some of my filing if I had folders that pretty. I saw those jar candle holders on somebody's blog too, and I can't remember either! Glad you didn't catch the kitchen on fire! OOOOO, a message sounds so good right now. Have a wonderful weekend and Mother's Day. laurie

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  34. Beautiful! I love it!

    Happy PS and Happy Mothers Day!! X Es X

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  35. Hi Connie! I love these patio lights! I have to make some of those. It looks so easy and you could really do whatever you wanted with them. Thanks for such a great idea! Also, love those file folders!!

    Thanks for the update on your son. I was wondering how things were going with him.

    Happy Mother's Day!!

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  36. Happy Belated Pink Saturday and the Happiest of Mother's Day Connie. xo Lynn

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  37. Very effective lighting - what a good idea! RE the folders - BRILLIANT - stylish, fun and useful. Thanks so much for the bigger pic, yes I have saved it (I need roses for a blog background - now I got the hang of it, I'm addicted!)

    Happy Pink Saturday & Happy Mother's Day to you!

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  38. Oh Connie, your files are gorgeous. I love the roses and the colors. What you did with the jars is so cute and would like to see them hung and glowing in the night sky, Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Mothers Day too, Char

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  39. Love your wit!
    Canning jar candles, folders
    All of it!
    I'm sure I'll be back!

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  40. Great idea! The jars would be fabulous in my yard, if I had an outdoor event! Hope you had a happy Mother's Day!

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  41. Hello Connie, Happy Pink Saturday! Cute post, my sister sent me notecards, paper and tablets in this same print as your folders! Love it! Jars laterns are so cute!
    Bless you, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cotage

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  42. Love the lights! Your folders are very pretty!
    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Hugs, Lisa

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