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Potion Bottles. These are some of the potion bottles I use to decorate for Halloween.

Potion Bottles

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. These bottle are several years old and I'm afraid I never documented their creation with photos. Round Gold Bottle The base is a clear class Christmas ornament which I covered in gold polymer clay by carefully pressing pieces of clay all over the surface and smoothing out the clay as I worked. DIY Make-up Brush Holder - henry happenedHenry Happened. Glass cutting with only yarn and fingernail polish remover- Here is what you do: -wrap the cotton yarn around your bottle 5-6 times, tie and cut ends. -slide yarn off of the bottle -dip in nail polish remover -slide the wet yarn back onto the bottle.

Draw Simple Patterns On Painted Bottles. 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.

Draw Simple Patterns On Painted Bottles

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? Upcycled Mason Jar Lights from Boots N Gus. Wow.

Upcycled Mason Jar Lights from Boots N Gus

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? Wait, don’t answer that – scroll down and have a peek first… …so, what did you think? I love the inventive designs and decadent chandeliers – combining something as mundane as an old jar with design style that takes it up a whole skyscraper of cool. Of course, my eternal problem reigns supreme – just which one would I choose? Oh, and make sure to check out the rest of Jeff and Marks’ creations – they use vintage cookware in their light-making adventures, too. Fourth of July Star Jars. These transformed mason jars are a fun way to both decorate an outdoor table for a 4th of July celebration or a safe way to entertain the kids during fireworks.

Fourth of July Star Jars

Red spray paint Mason Jars Star stickers Newspaper Scatter star stickers onto the mason jar, make sure they’re stuck on very tight Screw on the mason jar lid and cap and place on top of a table covered in newspaper in a well ventilated area Spray with the paint from a nice distance around the entire jar until it’s coated well but without drips. Wait at least a couple hours for the jar to dry and carefully peel off the star stickers. Painted Bottle Vases. Crafting is near and dear to my heart and I realize that it is shamefully under represented here at The Apple Crate.

Painted Bottle Vases

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. She has a great tutorial on her website that I followed to make these. Lots of people are out there doing something similar, with either spray paint or acrylic paint. But what I appreciated about the Martha Stewart version is that the paint is actually on the inside of the bottle, so it won't chip as easily, and it uses enamel paint so I can actually fill the vases with water. I started out by collecting old bottles and jars; things I went through in the kitchen and saved rather than recycled. The hardest part of this was actually cleaning all of the labels and sticky residue off!

The tutorial was a little vague on what kind of paint to use. Glowing jar project - varázslat a lakásban (EN/HU) & from{panka}withlove. A Mason of One’s Own - Beyond Beyond. One thing that we get a lot of envy of over in the Land Beyond Beyond, are the beautiful little mason jars.

A Mason of One’s Own - Beyond Beyond

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. Hand-Crafted Etched Glass Bottles - Home for the Holidays. 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.