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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. 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. you will need rubbing alcohol a paint brush a lot of patience and this paint: americana gloss enamels by decoart so this is very simple. step one: clean the ceramic with rubbing alcohol. no need to sand or anything!

painting on ceramics

Just wet a cotton ball and wipe the surface clean! Step two: get to work. be patient. this takes years. (i never exaggerate.) after one coat: after a million coats: (i think i did four-but i let each dry so painted over a course of days) i thought i had a pic, but can't find it. you should have a thick enough paint load that no underlying ceramic paint shows at all. it looks so pretty at this point! Step three: let the paint dry for 48 hours. step four: preheat oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit (i accidentally did mine at 350 and it worked fine) step five: load in the oven and bake for 30 minutes and you're done! Isn't that cool. 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.)

Sweet in every way. Are you wanting to make your own? (This technique permanently etches your glass. First, you’ll need a piece of vinyl with an adhesive back, like the vinyl you buy for vinyl wall decor. Then peel away the shapes, leaving the negative space all in one piece. The Silhouette code for the bird/branch is: bird_on_branch_C00044_23067 01/18/2010 Then peel the vinyl backing away. See how there are air bubbles? Good luck! 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.