Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Prom Mason Jars

Last week I introduced my new mason jar designs. I also recently had the opportunity to work with a local school to create their prom mementos. The theme was "Kickin' it in the Sticks", so the mason jars were a perfect fit!

I had to do a little work to the original design before I could get started. A local artist drew the original design that they used for signs and t-shirts. The only problem was, it was too busy for the mason jars. I have about 2.5" in width to work with, so the design was overwhelming on the glass. I scanned the design into my software and from there was able to remove many of the images and leave the piece I wanted to work with. I moved around the wording a little as well to make it fit the format of the glass.

The end design includes the original wording to match as well as the fire from the original drawing. I received word after the prom that the kids loved the mason jars!
(I apologize for the terrible photo...I forgot all I had was a cell phone shot!)

I know when I went to prom we received champagne flutes. Sure they were neat, but I've never done anything with them and I'm sure they'll eventually get thrown away or recycled. But the mason jars are so great. Not only are they perfect for drinking out of (obviously), but they can also hold pens/pencils when the kids go to college. They also make cute little rustic vases too :)

19 comments:

Marieken Hoefnagel said...

They look like fun! Did you get to make them for all the prom-students?

AntiquityTravelers said...

Those are fantastic! You are so talented

Memories for Life said...

Marieken...Thanks! Yes, I made one for each student :)

Miss Val's Creations said...

These are so cool! The artwork came out great. I bet the kids will get use out of them like you mention as a pen holder or something.

Trina Prenzi said...

These are awesome Edi, you did a great job! And what a great opportunity, and how fun, to work with the school and create such special keepsakes for the prom!

BeadedTail said...

Those turned out great! They'll certainly be more useful than flutes!

Duni said...

Wow, you did a fantastic job on editing the rather busy design for the jars! They look great!

Splendid Little Stars said...

yeah. Really when you think about it, why are champagne flutes being given to teenagers?
My kids got those and they sat on shelves for a while then got ditched.
The mason jars are wonderful, practical, and a good memento. another wonderful product by Edi!

Melissa at bubbyandbean.com said...

These are great and what a cool opportunity! I remember getting champagne flutes too and mine eventually broke. These are much cooler keepsakes!

My Hideaway said...

I think the simplified design you came up with is much better? So are you able to do all that with software that comes with the laser cutter? Or is it a different software? Just curious. They look great!

My Hideaway said...

Haha, didn't mean to put a question mark after the first sentence!! Your design IS better. Statement. Not question. Haha. :)

OnePerfectDay said...

I think they're great!

cindy said...

What a great idea! I can see you picking up more orders for things like this for other schools too. More business to you!!

Rose said...

I love it! What a unique souvenir for the kids, and you're right that they're practical, too. Great job with the design.

Annette said...

Wow Edi! What a wonderful opportunity for you. Fantastic job of editing down the picture to fit.

Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

What an awesome prom favor! I ended up going three of the years I was in high school, and the only favor I even remember was a tiny terra cotta plant holder filled with those pastel mints. Boring.

You did something way better! :-)

Eyelah said...

cool idea! I really like the flame. I received champagne flutes too. I'm not sure where they are now.

Abby / Linda said...

I love what you did with the design--simplifying it!

Judy Nolan said...

You did a great job, simplifying the image. I'm sure these Mason jars will be used for years afterward.

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