Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Lori Whitlock June Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Lori Whitlock June blog hop.  You should have come here from the awesome Kathy Skou's blog and next will be going to the also awesome Brandie Harding Adams' blog.If you didn't get here in that way you can start again at the beginning at Lori's blog.  My mom and dad live in Florida and on Friday afternoons they have happy hour by the pool.  I made this for her to bring down her favorite beverage to enjoy.  I used vinyl to cut the shape and transfer tape to put the circle on, but not for the W as it is too fragile.  The W is lilac in color which doesn't show as well in the photo.  Here are the places where you can find the file that I used.
I plan to seal it with a waterproof sealer that Modge Podge makes. 

Thanks for looking and happy hopping.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Graduation Hat Wide Mouth Topper

 Hi Everyone:
Anita here to share with you a fun tutorial to make this Graduation Hat Wide Mouth Topper.  You can find this awesome cut file here in Lori's store and here in the Silhouette store.  The Mason jars are by Ball and are 24 oz.  The opening is 3.5 inches in diameter.  Lori also has a cut file for a smaller Mason jar.

Here are the pieces that you will be cutting out.  I took the square shape and transformed it into a hexagon to mirror the PhD graduation cap that my best friend's daughter wore at her recent graduation.
Here is a close up of the jars for you to see what they look like.
First you are going to want to take the long tabbed strip and fold the tabs in and glue the ends together to be in the shape of a circle.
Lori always finishes her projects so nicely and the first circle is going to get glued on top of the tabs that you folded down and then while it was still wet I turned it over and glued in the second circle so you can't see those tabs.  It also helps the circle stay in the nice round shape that you want it in.
I made a tassel out of some twine in the school colors and threaded it through the hole in the larger of the two mortar board pieces.  I taped off the end underneath and trimmed it so that you couldn't see it.

I then glued the second, smaller mortar board piece over the twine tassel end.  Lastly I glued the base to the cap centering it.
Here is another photo which might be a bit easier to see the parts.  These lovely toppers slip right onto the top of the jar and are easy to get on and off for ease of the recipient getting into their treats.
That's it for me.  Thanks for looking and be sure to check out Lori's store for all your spring and early summer celebration needs.