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Special Note: This post has become very popular around the internet, I am tickled that so many people around the world have sent me emails with their creations and requesting permission to post the instructions. I would love it if you could include a link back to this original post...love you guys♥♥ I wanted to add a set of bell jars to my apothecary this year but was so disappointed with the high prices being charged at various stores.
These are some of the potion bottles I use to decorate for Halloween. I made them from glass containers decorated with polymer clay, paint, flat glass marbles, corks, rubber stamps, egg shells, twine, beads, paper, and candle wax. Many of the original plastic or screw-on lids were easily be replaced with corks. Corks can be purchased in a hardware store in the bulk bins. Either bring your bottles with you for fitting or else measure them carefully and then select corks of the right size. You can also find a variety of rubber stoppers there which work well for some bottle styles or decorating themes.
Here's a super simple way to turn painted wine bottle vases (namely the ones I wrote about here ) into something a little more bold and decorative. With just a permanent black marker, we had fun applying designs and illustrations to our painted bottles. And the results really are so much fun, and perfect for a casual summer party, or even something more sophisticated if you spend the time to draw with precision. Have a favorite geometric pattern that you'd like to see in your home?
Wow. I was just blown away when I came across Boots N Gus ! I mean, how completely awesome are their collection of upcycled mason jar lights and chandeliers?
Crafting is near and dear to my heart and I realize that it is shamefully under represented here at The Apple Crate. So today I bring you a project that has long been in the making, recycled jars and bottles as vases! I have Martha Stewart to thank for the idea.
One thing that we get a lot of envy of over in the Land Beyond Beyond, are the beautiful little mason jars. These beauties are ubiquitous when it comes to the expectations that we have of weddings Americana style. But, well the closest that we come to here are the Robinson’s marmalade jars – which really don’t do it for us – we love the look and feel of the lovely Mason’s. They have this chunky solid feel that we just love. So, of course you could colour us happy when we happened upon the Pure and Noble blog (check it out there are a whole load of lovely finds up in there). And we love that Brooke has repurposed some Mason Jars with spray paint – it tis rather epic.
Some glass bottles are just too pretty and colorful to toss into the recycling bin. Instead of discarding them, I "etch" them for my own use and to give away as gifts. They're beautiful with flower stems tucked inside, and they make handy containers for bath salts and infused oils or vinegars. Materials: Contact paper—clear or light color Glass bottles or jars, washed, rinsed and completely dried