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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? Here's how to make your own... What you'll need: mason jarsspray paintshipping labelsx-acto knife or scissorsfresh flowers Use your shipping label paper to print your silhouette of choice. Spray paint your jars. Once your jars are completely dry, remove the sticker.

Add some fresh flowers and you're all set! 37 Things To DIY Instead Of Buy For Your Wedding. 1.

37 Things To DIY Instead Of Buy For Your Wedding

Paper Cone Rice Tossers All you need is some pretty paper and a hole puncher. You can also fill them with rose petals and hang them on chairs. 2. Framed Blackboard Wedding Program Guests never really know what to do with their paper programs after the ceremony anyway. 4. These DIY orbs take only a minute to make, and add a little sparkle to any table setting. 5. While making your own cocktails is actually rather laborious, you will save boatloads of money going this route instead of an open bar, which no one will miss once they see this gorgeous display. 6.

You don’t need any prior flower arranging experience to create these simple but stunning centerpieces. 7. Wrap colored yarn around two dowels for a bright table or photobooth backdrop. 9. This method uses wrapped wire ties, which is faster than knotting and helps to make the ribbon drape more neatly. 41 Easy Things To Do With Mason Jars.

1. Make an Oil Lamp Fill two-thirds of the jar with lamp oil and secure the lid. Place a cotton wick in the jar and let it sit for about one hour before lighting so the oil soaks up into the wick. Nail a hole into the lid and pull the wick about a quarter inch out of the hole. 2. Take the top out of the lid and replace with sandpaper. Another awesome string lights idea. 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. you will need rubbing alcohol a paint brush a lot of patience and this paint: americana gloss enamels by decoart.

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. Check out my new and improved etched Trifle Bowl. The perfect bowl for desserts of all kinds…..and even a great place for fresh fruit on the counter. Glass etching is also a great way to stamp your name on your pyrex dishes, to make sure they come back to you. And how about adding a little extra detail, just because…… (Edited to Add: The font used here is called Smiley Monster and I downloaded the font for free here.) 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.

I couldn’t for the life of me figure out what I was going to do with it, but I am just as in love with spray paint, as 50 Cent would say, like a fat kid loves cake. I’m listening to Bandages, pondering my new color of spray paint when I think of Knock Knock Knock’s EP cover art. Some crazy taping on an apothecary jar later and I have the coolest new kitchen accessory. For this tutorial you will need: Apothecary or similar jar, spray paint, spray polyurethane, masking tape, heavy grit sandpaper, alcohol, paper and/or plastic to help tape off. Happy day out there! Holy wow! 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. Copyright 2014 liz stanley // all rights reserved. 50 Ways to Re-purpose and Reuse Glass Jars.