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DIY: Mason Jar Vases. Over the weekend I decided to spruce up some old mason jars.

DIY: Mason Jar Vases

I first saw these on Pinterest and then discovered this DIY and basically fell in love with the idea. Who knew that with a little spray paint you could give an old jar a completely new look? 37 Things To DIY Instead Of Buy For Your Wedding. 41 Easy Things To Do With Mason Jars. 52 Weeks Project. Painting on ceramics. I found this beauty at the thrift store a while back. although the coloring on this really isn't bad, i wanted to have a different color than brown.

painting on ceramics

Glass Etching. Have you ever done any glass etching?

Glass Etching

Well, neither had I before today. But wow. Such an easy, yet sweet little touch that you can add to any glass. Apothecary Jar. Have you ever heard that song Bandages by Hot Hot Heat? It was a big one when I was in high school and I’ve got to tell you, I still rock their EP ‘Knock Knock Knock’ and album ‘Make Up the Break Down’ on the regular. It’s, like, 13 years later and it’s still awesome. So, I was headed home from the store where I had kind of compulsively and totally spontaneously threw a can of fluorescent red/pink spray paint in my cart. Say YES! to hoboken: DIY: Tinted Mason Jars in Rainbow. I’ve been experimenting with tinting mason jars to create a look like those old vintage ones that are difficult to find anymore in second hand stores.

say YES! to hoboken: DIY: Tinted Mason Jars in Rainbow

I think I’ve finally honed in on the perfect method. Would you like to see how it’s done? Check out the DIY here. Fill them with flowers, or illuminate an outdoor party filling them with battery operated tea lights or a strand of twinkle lights. I promise it’s easier than you think. 50 Ways to Re-purpose and Reuse Glass Jars. Whenever I come across an empty glass jar it is so hard for me to toss it in the recycling bin.

50 Ways to Re-purpose and Reuse Glass Jars

{I know my craft room looks like {this} but I promise I’m not a pack rat} I just feel compelled to hold onto these versatile treasures – no matter what shape or size. {and yes I have bought the x-large jar of pickles a few times just so I could keep the cool jar} This weeks Saturday Inspiration post is packed with 50 different ways to reuse and re-purpose glass jars – I’m pretty sure that alone justifies keeping my hands on any jar that may come my way. If you follow along on facebook I shared a couple of these ideas I wanted to try a few weeks ago.