Sunday, March 8, 2015

MIXED MEDIA MONDAY - Happy St. Patrick's Day Treats

Until I'm in my studio, Mixed Media Monday is going to be a mish mash of whatever I'm able to work on. This week, I bring you something I made for my granddaughters.

My sister pointed me to a pin for a St. Patrick's Day Treat jar she knew her nieces would love. Well, of course that meant Grandma had to make them - because I fell in love with them, too.

Here's the PIN. And here is a direct link to the BLOG.

I altered the recipe to accomodate what I had on hand so I wasn't buying stuff hubby and I were not going to eat. I used:

Shamrock Lucky Charms...
         the only marshmallow shapes in these special boxes are 4-leaf clovers & pots of gold!
Rice Chex
Honey Nut Cheerios
Pretzel Sticks... which I broke in half so they mixed well with everything
Green M & Ms.

I mixed everything together and filled two clear acrylic 'mason' jars I got at Hobby Lobby for $4.99 each.

I wanted to personalize the glasses for each of the girls so I dug into  my St. Patty's Day embellishments and came up with these sticker sheets....

Using strips of carboard, I wrote each of their names on the back of one (see the left side of above photo) and a sticker. Then I covered both pieces with clear contact paper. On the other strip I attached the Leprechaun hat with red tape.. the strong stuff. That's also how I sandwiched the two pieces together. leaving a space to slide over the straw...

Although I'm sure there is a slight air gap where the straw slides in and out I wasn't too concerned about the cereal going stale there but I did cover the tip of the straw with cellophane and sealed with green washi tape until the jars arrive at their destination in WA state later in the week.

I've been working on my Tim Holtz tag for March. Having to improvise on some of the products so it's a slow process this month. I hope to have that one ready to post next week.

Creative Blessings!


  1. What a fabulous project. These are so cute and yummy inside. I know the grands will just love receiving this from Grandmom.

  2. Love the treat jars! What a fun project!

  3. How cleaver are you? Kelly, these are so cute! I don't think you have to worry about contents going stale. Thanks for sharing the links.

  4. SO cute! I am sure that they will love them!!