Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Apothecary Eye Chart Jar

I took down my Halloween decorations from the fireplace mantel today, (well most of them) and wanted to get started with my everyday mantel.I just put up a couple of my Z Gallerie purchases and they are awesomely gracing it as I post.  But I still need more, and I tend to take my time picking things out so it's not quite finished, yet.

I took a picture of my new Z Gal purchases for another post and noticed something when I was going through my photos, there, sitting behind my plain and lonely apothecary jar,  was my homemade eye chart and it looked awesome!  So, I had a lovely Aha! moment.  What if I cut out the letters and mod podged them on the apothecary jar? So, I did and I LOVE it!   Anyhow, here is my apothecary eye chart jar! 

All you need to do is go  to eye chart maker and type your own custom message. Then, save it and print it out. Next, cut out your letters, position them, and Mod Podge them on your apothecary jar. I Mod Podged mine on the outside of the glass to keep it from looking messy.

Here is my half finished mantel. So far I love my apothecary jar and 2 rhino busts from Z Gallerie. I'm not sure if I'll be getting a new mirror and what is going to go up there with them, but so far so good, I have 3 things that I adore!
BTW, I'm still working on my living room and when it's finished I'll posts before and after pics, so stay tuned!

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  1. Clear glass is very difficult to photograph. Your idea is wonderful!!

    barbara jean

  2. Thank you for letting me know about photographing glass! And thanks for the compliment:)

  3. What a unique idea! It looks great! I would love for you to link up to “It’s a Party” going on right now!

  4. neat idea. Where on earth did you find the white rhinos? I would love to have some deer heads like that.

  5. Thanks everyone. The rhinos are from Z Gallerie. They have a small deer, large deer, ram head, small and large moose, and a horse head.

  6. I agree with Barbara... clear glass is very hard to photograph. It looks great here, but I'm sure it is even better in person! Did you decoupage the letters to the outside or inside of the glass?

    Great job and cute rhinos, too!

  7. Great EYEdea! Thanks for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

  8. Shannon, I decoupaged them to the outside of the glass. Thanks for the comments!

  9. Super cute! I love it! THanks for the visit and I'm off to check out more!!

  10. Oh my goodness what a wonderful blog you have here!!!! I am loving all of your ideas and inspiring tutorials! That felt flower pillow is wonderful! And the milk paint post is perfect----something I have been wanting to try for a while now! Anyways----i am stopping over from Crafty Scrappy Happy {you just became a new follower and I wanted to check out your place and I LOVE it!) You should link up over at my place Wed. night!!! I would love to see what you are up to!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy
    ps I would totally follow right now, but it isn't showing up....

  11. Now that's a fun take on 2 classics - I think it looks great!

  12. Such a cute idea! Don't you love it when those "Aha!" moments strike? ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you each week. Be sure to come by tonight, and see yourself featured.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  13. I saw your projecy at The Brambleberry Cottage and thought it was so cute...a great variation on a popular look. I would think it might be more difficult to mod podge to the curvy glass. Would you really buy a new mirror...or redo the one you have? I like it as it is, but I bet you could come up with something much better than you could buy :).

  14. Thanks, Erin:) The curved glass wasn't hard to Mod Podge on, actually. As for a new mirror, I don't know, it just doesn't seem to fit my Rhino Heads. But now I'm actually thinking of moving my Rhino's into my dining room, which I think is going to be black walls and white trim. I change my mind entirely too much:) The mirror seems like it's a little long if I were to leave the Rhino busts up. I was thinking of something shorter and white, with an interesting shape.

  15. One more thing,Erin. If I do decide upon another mirror for the mantel, I'll definitely make sure that the one already there finds a new home in another room in the house:)

  16. Inspired idea...love it and the fact that you achieved perfect alignment of the letters...probably not easy to do. I am your newest follower and would love for you to follow me back. Sherron

  17. i love this, i also love love love the rhino heads on the wall too, i have a white stag head, but i wish i had a rhino to. thanks for sharing xxx

  18. Thanks, Sherron. I'm following you as well now.

  19. Thanks aimee:) I love love love the rhino's, too! I'm so glad to find someone that likes them as much as I do!

  20. I luv luv this idea, I'm going to use vinyl instead, I'm out of ink and modpodge.

    Would luv for my readers to see this awesome idea, will you please join our weekly party at
    have a great crafting weekend!

  21. Very fun! And I agree about clear glass. I've been trying to get good shots of my cloche for months and it never turns out how I envision. Thanks for linking up to Refresh Your Nest Friday!

  22. Thanks, Carrie. Part of the problem is lighting. It's too shady here, which makes the house dark. I've found just using plain white poster board as a background helps a lot!