Pixies In A Jar

kudzukweenDecember 16, 2007

These are my grandchildren. I made them for my ex daughter in law and my daughter. Printed out the pics on the computer and added wings and flowers and stars,used glitter glue to paint them with,put them in old canning jars and filled it with Easter grass and ribbon and charms on the ends. Painted the lids,too. They don't look nearly as good here as they do in real life:) LOL but trust me,they're "purty".

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Connie Kru

Did you use regular paper or a transparency.
I love the idea

    Bookmark   December 16, 2007 at 3:57PM
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kudzukween

I used photo paper,semi gloss.

    Bookmark   December 16, 2007 at 6:05PM
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jenme43

Awwwwwww...simply adorable, the grandchildren as well as the jars....love that!....

    Bookmark   December 16, 2007 at 11:15PM
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minnie_tx

What a great idea and what adorable children!!

    Bookmark   December 17, 2007 at 2:58AM
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oddie

Sooo cute! been wanting to do some of my gds, thanks for shareing the photos and info on how you made them,,the children are all sooo cute! also.
oddie

    Bookmark   December 17, 2007 at 1:16PM
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enjoyingspring

Great idea, one question, how do you hold them in place in the jar so they don't tip over?? Could you show us a picture of the back of the jar to see what it looks like from behind.

Thanks

    Bookmark   December 17, 2007 at 3:56PM
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kudzukween

Thanks ya'll:) The pictures are slightly curled,and the Easter grass/filler is holding them up. I've already wrapped those and haven't made my own set yet...I'm sorry I can;t show the back. I did drop in a battery operated votive at the last minute :)

    Bookmark   December 18, 2007 at 1:24AM
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enjoyingspring

Now I know what my next project will be. Thanks for the great idea.

    Bookmark   December 18, 2007 at 7:07AM
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Jacquelyn

Ohh these are such a cute idea!! Your grandkids are so cute!

    Bookmark   December 18, 2007 at 10:07AM
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sjarz

Very nice and a lovely personal gift - I'm sure the gals will love and cherish them. Great job!
Suzan J

    Bookmark   December 19, 2007 at 10:42AM
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minnie_tx

I meant to add that they look three dimensional

    Bookmark   December 20, 2007 at 2:53AM
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Connie Kru

found some patterns that might help someone

Here is a link that might be useful: wings

    Bookmark   January 10, 2008 at 5:57PM
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pattico_gw

I think if you glued the pic of just the child without the wings to some of that foamcore board. then put the wings on they would stand up better. You could even make a stand like the old time paper dolls had. They were a half circle with a notch and the bottom of the doll had a notch that fit together on the circle.

I'd love to make them of my grandchildren. Even if their moms don't like the I think the kids would love them. Hope I can get some good shots of the kids.

I love your ideas...

patti

    Bookmark   January 11, 2008 at 2:52PM
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chrizty

wow!! what a wonderful idea!!! i just love them, your grandkids are so cute:)
im gonnna do this:) thanks for the idea!:)

    Bookmark   January 13, 2008 at 1:04PM
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craftylady-2006

These are so precious, what a fantastic idea. Thanks for sharing this great idea.

Sal

    Bookmark   January 15, 2008 at 5:56PM
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pattico_gw

Kudzukween...forgive me for bringing these up again...

But I finally got my kids pictures taken, printed out and cut out. Ready to put the jar together....

I wanted to know what you used for the wings...

I keep seeing something in my mind that is kind of like a
wrinkled cellophane, with a pearlized(is that what they call that stuff that shines pinks,blues and other colors) look to it...

I think that is what I want but I don't know where to get it.

patti

    Bookmark   March 29, 2008 at 10:31PM
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kudzukween

I just got the e-mail, I'm so sorry for missing your post*blush* But I did send a loooong e-mail back to you,lol! Ooh, I bet you could get some of that cellophane and do it like making a fan,and glue it to the back:) I used photoshop and some wing brushes to make mine,and printed them out and cut around the outlines then used glitter glue to paint it, I added a few rhinestones. I put the picture in the jar,then filled it in with Easter grass in a blue color,and also some irredescent color. I used velcro inside the lid and stuck on a battery operated votive inside. Look around the wrapping paper for the cellophane stuff, I saw some at Dollar General where the tissue paper and gift bag filler is. And all the Easter stuff is on clearance so you might find it all on sale:)

    Bookmark   March 31, 2008 at 10:40PM
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