Friday, February 7, 2014

Valentine Treats In Chicken Wire Jars

I have some Valentine treats for you today.
Well, some virtual treats.
Did you see my last post about the Easy Candied Cherry Fudge? Yep that is the fudge in the photo above, in all her glory! There is a link at the bottom of the page to the Candied Cherry Fudge recipe. Check. It. Out.
So I had another great idea....well at the time I thought it was a great idea, to make a chicken wire jar.
I probably don't need to give any instructions for the chicken wire jars, I am most likely the only person who thinks this was a good idea. But just in with some wire cutters I cut a strip of chicken wire about 7" by 13" really you can make it any size you want, this is just the size I made.
Then I roll the chicken wire and made a tube about 4" in diameter. I overlapped the chicken wire at the "seam" in the back and then twisted tied the wires with some needle nose pliers.
I wore garden gloves while working with the chicken wire.
I folded the bottom of the tube in a bit to make the bottom of the "jar".
They are not really jars I am just calling them that.
Then I popped the fudge into some glassine bags.
I attached some vintage-y tags I made.
I am loving this trendy color combo of cream, red and pale turquoise.
These heart tags are just like the ones in my mini heart banner post, so I attached a link for that paper heart tutorial at the bottom of the page too.
I love my rustic chicken wire jars, but honestly it was a time consuming project. For me though once the idea is planted in my brain, it's coming out!! If I don't give it a try I will be awake at night thinking about it.
Leave a comment and let me know what you think of my latest "project". This is chicken wire from my father-in-law that he gave me decades ago. I doubt he ever thought I would be making "jars" with it.

Thank you for stopping by and enjoying my virtual treats today, I really appreciate it!

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  1. So very sweet Lori, I love it!

  2. I really like your jars!!! That was very creative!!!

  3. darling! I love carboard....handmade tags.

  4. How fun! I think the chicken wire jars would make cute candle holders too! Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend! ~Deborah