Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Apple's Tip Jar

I've been busy with trainings and getting my room and lessons ready for the new school year which begins next Monday. There never seems to be enough time to get it all done, yet every year it all gets taken care of and the new year goes more smoothly than I could have hoped. In all this chaos, I realized I had never posted the photos of the tip jar I made for the restaurant run by my DIL's mother. The restaurant is called Apple's Bar and Grill and has a New York theme. I tried to keep it simple so that parts of it would be replaced fairly easily if necessary. After all, accidents do occasionally happen no matter how hard we try.
I started with a basic apothecary styled jar. I used a couple of precut wooden apple shapes and painted them up with acrylic paints. I added the skyline and simple lettering and attached one to each side. I had to try several different ways of attaching the apples to the glass surface. In the end, the best adhesive turned out to be self-adhesive Velcro squares.
Here are a couple more angles:


2 comments:

  1. This is adorable, Lynnor!!!! I love how you added the wood apples and what a perfectly shaped jar!!!! Hope your school year starts out well...it's hard to believe summer is almost over!!!!

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  2. This is perfect for the Apples's Bar!

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