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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:12 pm 
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Here's another of my series of candy jar top house.
It's based on one of Howards Spooky town houses.

Added a bit of my own flair.


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way to go!...take a basic plan and do your own thing...what a double treat, too...a little house and candy!...

how many candy jar houses have you made?...

what else is on your workbench?...

keep us in the loop...

my very best regards...howard...


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Beautiful. I love the fence, too!


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forgot to ask..."what product/material did you use for the fall leaves?"...

howard...


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What a wonderful idea to use the crystal beads on the fence.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:00 pm 
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Well to answer a few questions.

The leaves are a product called "Flower Soft"
A bit pricey, but a little goes along way.
The type I used was call Autumn.


I have made 5 total Jar toppers.

A standard house
A church
A Easter Jelly bean factory house
A 4 of July flag house
A Halloween house (The one picture above)

I think I posted pictures of all of them to the forum at one time or another.

As for anything new, nothing as of right now. Supposed to snow this weekend.
Just a flurry, but it starts to get me in the mood to make some more houses.

Thanks for the comments.


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That stuff can be pricey but the effect is wonderful--I posted this link elsewhere in the forums but in case you missed it--here's how to make your own...for significantly less

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_tz3P9NOcY


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The flower soft looks like a wonderful product!! I have been using sawdust for the bases on my Halloween houses thanks to Howard’s great idea, but the darker colors of the flower soft may work out nicely as well. I just love how everyone shares their wonderful ideas.


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Wonderful job, Vermont. I've made a bunch of little houses based on your original posting, which I intend to give as gifts this Christmas, once I figure out the best way to attach them to the jar lids. Any trial-and-error suggestions?


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Hard to see in the picture.

Using a circle cutter, I cut out a circle of foam core board.
I then glue it down to the jar lid top. Using lots of glue.

Oh, I previously had glued the jar lid to the ring.

The ribbon has two purposes. It decorates the jar a bit. But more important it hides the seam made of the foam core board glued to the lid top.


Steve


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