Our son Joshua is a junior at the College at Southeastern (the undergrad program for Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) majoring in Christian studies with a minor in music. His first semester of college he met and began dating his now fiance Emmaline. They were the first boyfriend and girlfriend for each other and are just about the cutest couple I’ve ever seen.
She is demure and soft spoken (totally opposite of our crazy, loud game-loving family) but is perfect for him. He treats her with such respect and protects her with a passion.
Several weeks ago he came home for a brief couple of hours when he picked up the engagement ring (paid for with his hard earned cash.) He told us of his plans for the proposal, and, of course, being the crafty mom I am, I asked if I could help.
He had a friend who could get him a roll of burlap free so I went with the burlap theme. We settled on the color red and I had a roll of red velvet ribbon that I sent back to school with him.
You can see the thrifty mason jars I made, but there are no pictures with them lit and him proposing, unfortunately.
Of course, she said yes!
Then he brought the jars home just a few days later so I could throw my husband a surprise college graduation party!
My DIY hubby graduated magna cum laude from Liberty University with a BS in Religion, and I an so proud of his accomplishment!
So back to the jars…..
These jars started life as a pasta or salsa jar.
After I cleaned off the labels I began by raiding my craft room collection of ribbons and embellishments.
Burlap was the theme and was used on each jar in some form.
I used flowers and a doily,
All the directions and supplies for this project are in the following youtube video. It’s about 10 minutes and won’t take you long to view. You can see more Crafty Hangout videos here.
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