I’ll tell you a funny story…. it started with a bunch of blush pink roses.
You know the ones you walk past at the supermarket and you think ‘wow, what a pretty colour’…. and then you happen to wheel your trolley past them again a few minutes later and you know those pink roses need to come home with you!
So into my trolley they went and while I wandered up and down the aisles, I day-dreamed about ways I could use these beautiful blooms. I mean, these roses were perfect. They were the exact pink that I’ve recently fallen in love with… they deserved something special!
By the time I got home I had it all planned…. a beautiful lunch table with a line of jars in the centre. Each jar would be decorated with a vintage rose label and of course, a blush pink rose.
I had the jars, so I just needed to create a collection of vintage labels. The roses went in to a vase of water in the kitchen while I got to work designing the labels. Everything was set to create my sweet lunch table the following day.
Except…. unbelievably, the following morning each of my roses in that perfect shade of blush pink had drooped. Seriously… every one of them dropped their little bud head and wilted.
I had to rethink the vintage label jars!!!
Not all crafting projects have to be labour intensive to look beautiful. I put this one together in just 10 minutes.
I used a variety of glass jars and even a water flask.
You can pick up jars and old bottles really cheap at thrift stores and op shops.
Download my free Vintage Labels A4 printable HERE.
I suggest printing on matt photo paper on your home computer or take the file to a print shop.
To assemble, cut labels from sheet using a paper cutter, craft knife or scissors.
For an aged look, you might even want to tear the labels out.
After making sure my glass jars were clean, I adhered my labels using Gel Medium.
This is my affiliate link to the one I use Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
Tip: Always apply gel to both surfaces (in this instance, glass and back of label), so that you can move the object around a little to get the position correct.
To protect the label, I also painted the front of the label with gel medium.
In just 10 minutes, I transformed these old jars into a sweet table centre piece.
In the absence of my pretty blush roses, I picked these white flowers which were growing wild beside a creek where I walk in the mornings…. I suspect they may even be weeds, but they are still lovely.
As it turned out, the wild flowers were a cheery addition to the table and now I have a collection of vintage labelled jars ready for when I bring the next bunch of perfect blush pink roses home.
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