Thursday, March 13, 2008

Peeps in a Jar

This is not a new thing but when I came across it here I thought it was so cute and would make great gifts for my boys daycare teachers. Little did I know that getting these squishy bunnies into the jar was going to be such a pain! What I mess I made! I actually had to empty the first jar twice and remake it to get everything to fit in. Some of the peeps are grotesquely staring out through the glass...some with crumbs on them, some with M&M's burrowed into their fleshy casings. Now doesn't that sound appetizing? I think I cursed making the first one...nope, I'm sure I cursed.
Anyway, I found these plain "craft" mason jars at A.C. Moore which I thought would be perfect to showcase the ingredients better than the traditional ones. Same exact shape, just smooth glass without any raised writing. I really enjoyed making the decorations for the lids. I used an adorable egg stamp from Elzybells and stamped it once onto Papertrey white cardstock and again on design paper from Imaginisce. I colored in the white image with copics and cut and pieced the eggshell from the dp and popped it up. Before I did the piecing I used a white scallop circle punch around each image to fit on top of the lid. I pierced each scallop and sponged a coordinating ink around the edges. I made 6 of these in different colors. Then I made the tag using my rectangle Nestabilities die and stamped the sentiment on it from the Papertrey Just Hatched stamp set. I realized that I needed to add the recipe to the jar also so I might re-do the tag and make it into a card instead and have the recipe printed inside. And after making these adorable little egg chicks there was no way I wasn't getting those peeps inside the jar...ugly or not! Okay, maybe I will just eat the ugly ones. Oh that sounds bad...I'd better stop now.

Here are some close ups:






I believe I added a little sparkle too with my Sakura Star Dust and Spica pens. It's hard to capture that in these photos. And here's where I found the recipe if anyone is interested:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=123558

13 comments:

Velta said...

Too cute!! What a great gift to give to anyone. Sorry, but I had to laugh when you explained how hard it was to get the peeps in the jar...I imagined myself :)

Flossie's Follies said...

this is adorable, too cute, love your topper, what a wonderful gift, and sure worth all the trouble.

beate said...

That is sooo cute!
Hugs and smiles

Carolyn King said...

oh my goodness that is just too cute. Sorry it was a pain....i guess the sticky peeps arent easy to work with but it looks ADORABLE!!!! love it and i am sure the teachers will too!

Catherine said...

Danielle...this is too cute! And your egg stamped is too darn cute...love it!

I guess ugly ones are meant to be eaten...funny!

Julia said...

What a fun (??!!) project Danielle - they look just beautiful and I'm sure will be happily received - an original kind of teacher gift!

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Debbie Olson said...

This is just TOO cute! Your egg topper is beautiful as well. So, the big question--have you tried the recipe? I'm just wondering what it tastes like. . . :-D

Lisa said...

I almost peeped myself reading your post. So funny!

Claudia said...

soo cute.
i must have missed the thread on scs.
glad you posted it again. love how the peeps show in the glass :-)

Joan and Amy said...

Your perseverance with the little chicks paid off 'cause this is a cute idea. Joan

Rose Ann said...

That is so cute how you've layered everything in your jar!! Your topper is darling as well!!

Linsey said...

this is totally awesome! I love it and I'm gonna steal it! j/k, not about stealing it, but I'll give you the credit, hehe! Most adorable treat! tfs!

The Lucky Clucker said...

Acccckkkk!! How cute are those jars!! and that story is too funny! I can believe they would be messy and gooey...but oh so yummy!!