Dahlia Pen Holder

Hi there!!! It’s been a hot week, ending in showers/storms all weekend!!! The good thing is, that as soon as it stops raining, the clouds break and the sun comes out to make it a beautiful day…..or part of day 🙂  My project for today is an inspiration piece for the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook group challenge this month.  Our theme is “Recycle”, which can mean any number of things…..you can use recycled material in your project, or you can recycle the actual object (I’m sure there’s more ways of interpreting the theme, but my brain isn’t firing on all cylinders right now!).  I used the gorgeous Dream of Dahlia from the Etsy store to dress up this jar to make a pen holder.  I colored this beauty up with my Prismacolor Pencils, then fussy cut her out.  I took a piece of cardboard, that was a separator in a box, and ran it through my Cuttlebug with a pretty oval die.  It cut the basic shape out of the heavy cardboard (with a bit of help from me), and left a lovely embossed edge on the oval.  I glued the image to this and set it aside.  I took some twine (salvaged from an old job that I had….a TON of jeans came in, all individually rolled up and tied with twine….), and wrapped it around the middle of the jar.  I then took some pretty sheer ribbon and layered it over the twine before tying a pretty bow.  All I had to to then, was to center and glue down the image to finish this pretty recycle project 🙂


I’d like to enter this in the following:

Craft-Dee BowZ – August 2018 ATG with a Handmade Bow

Mod Squad Challenge Blog – Getting In Shape

Through the Craft Room Door – ATG for the week of July 31

Crafting With An Attitude – #42 ATG

Color Crazy Craft Challenge – Week 31 ATG


  1. What a beautiful project! I love it! Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

    Judy TTCRD DT
    Don’t Mess With Me, I’m Scrappy {My Blog}

    Through The Craft Room Door

  2. Susan, you have done a fantastic job on this upcycled glass jar. The image is coloured in beautifully with very muted tones which worked really well.
    Your card fits in well with the Colour Crazy Challenge this week. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Colour Crazy Challenge Design Team Member).

  3. What a unique recycled piece. I just love it. That image you used is beautiful and colored super. Cool bow. I really like that you layered the ribbon on top of the twine. It really is a beautiful look. Thanks so much for entering your lovely recycled jar into our ‘Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow’ challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ this month. I look forward to seeing what you create for our next challenge. Hugs, Barbara

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