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Mason Jar Mini Album

Hello!  Mary here today to share a sweet shaped mini book that’s rockin’ a shabby chic style and lots of May Arts Ribbon!

 Mason Jar Mini Album

I’m a big fan of a Mason jar.  I think they have a million uses and are the cutest!  Perfect for storage and awesome for gift giving or home decor—and an amazing shape to recreate in paper!

Mason Jar Mini Album 

For this book, I wanted to capture the look of a sewing kit.  You know, those sweet little jars with pin cushions on the top that are filled to the brim with any number of sewing supplies?

My ‘jar’ has serious dimension on the front.  I’ve created the ‘pin cushion’ with a length of the 2.5″ Plain Cotton Blend, and trimmed it out with a bit of the 1/8″ Natural Burlap Cord.  A touch of lace and some silk ribbon finished off the look.  

 Mason Jar Mini Album

I kept the back flat for a more functional book.

 Mason Jar Mini Album

If you’d like to see how this book came together, check out the video below!

Now, all that’s left to do is fill it up with photos.  I’m thinking an heirloom style book of my family’s baby photos, but it would be perfect for just about anything—from a new baby, to a Mother’s Day gift or even engagement photos!

 Mason Jar Mini Album

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I hope you’ve found a little inspiration.  Now, go grab your favorite May Arts ribbon, lace or trims and make a little something!!

By Mary Brockway


Other Supplies Used:

  • Prima Life Time 6×6 paper pad
  • Aleene’s tacky glue
  • hot glue
  • eyelets
  • vintage mother-of-pearl buttons
  • stick pins

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  1. Martie Rollin

    Such a cute mini album…love that Mason jar look! Thanks for all your tutorial tips. I’m going to give this one a try. Thanks!


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