Sunday, 8 January 2012

Decopatched Jugs

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I am really trying to keep my New Years resolution of spending a lot less and working my way through all the stuff in my craft room cupboards and drawers instead!
Decopatch jug
So ….. I’ve had these large metal jugs, which stand about 8ins tall for about two years now, I found them in a sale and think I got them for no more than £1.50 each, but never knew quite what to do with them …. however inspired by some Christmas reading I decided throw caution to the wind and Decopatch them to an inch of their lives using all my little bits …..
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…….. plus one of two watering cans I also have.  At first I applied several coats of clear mat varnish, but in the end I decided I prefer a glossy finish so applied a few more coats.  I am sooooo chuffed with the results!

18 comments:

nellie dean said...

Look fab! Well done for using up some more of your stash.

Angie said...

Brilliant ...I love decopaged items.

lonidan said...

Love these jugs. I must search car boot sales more thoroughly this summer for things. Have done some decopatch for the first time this Christmas and loved the sense of achievement. Well done again Helen. Louise xx

Debbie said...

These are so pretty, and such a good way of using up your stash, hugs Debbie x

Shirley Davis said...

I too am using up my vast stash and only replacing the items that are more temporary or regularly consumed! When I look at craft sites online, I often make up a shopping basket of wants, then ditch it - I call it virtual window shopping, an economical way to feed my craft-buying demon!

The jugs are very pretty indeed.

Sandy said...

They look fabulous! must have put a dent in the stash?
Sandy

sue said...

They look great, never tried Decopatch myself, looks like you have done an amazing job.

Well done on keeping up with your resolutions. Hope the stash busting contines well. x

Jem said...

You should have your own market stall and sell these - they are great! Janex

Deco Cat said...

They look amazing!

Clare said...

They look lovely, would brighten up any room :)

Ali said...

What a transformation they look sooo much better xx

Mama J said...

How fab! My two daughters are totally hooked on decopatch and will cover anything that is still for long, they even covered a plastic water bottle for Christmas!

tilly said...

I just love these and they would make a super gift for some with some flowers added
Tilly

Sue said...

Really fab.

Di said...

Totally brilliant Helen! These would be great to enter for Pixie's Crafty Snippets Challenge on my blog - that'd set some minds a'buzzing :)) As always, you've come up trumps!!

BTW, since you were (ahem) adjusting the 'boys' blog, the blog and any updates aren't appearing on my dashboard here even though I'm signed up as a follower. It won't let me sign up again either :( Is is me being thick?

Di xx

Copying Kirsty said...

Beautiful and they'd make a lovely gift with a bunch of wild flowers shoved inside!

Suze Bain said...

Never tried decopatch but these look really fab! xx

Mrs A. said...

They look brilliant. definitely going to try this out as decoupage is on my list of things to do in 2012.
Hugs Mrs A.