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Glass jars turned vintage

Glass jars turned vintage
Lately I've been intrigued by those lovely vintage blue glass jars you see on the tables of chic outdoor weddings. I did a little bit of research on these, to see how economical they were in bulk, and found that they can range anywhere from $5-$15 per jar, depending on how rare they are. I was a bit surprised by this, and thought there had to be a better way to achieve the same look, so I went in search of a way to "dye" a regular quart sized jar, to mimic the look of the old Ball Perfect Mason Jars. Here's my photo recap: I used a product called Vitrea 160, which is a transparent color for glass, in a shade called turquoise. I flipped my jar upside down and placed it into another plastic tupperware container, then brushed the outside of the jar with the mixture in thin, even strokes from top to bottom. The best part of this project (besides the fact that it's super easy) is that it's cheap. NOTE: This project is best suited for use with flowers and water, rather than with candles. Related:  FISHING FLOAT diy • tiki • coastal

How to sew a fish net...Inadvertent Knotted jute Demijohn knockoff During our holidays last week, I was able to visit one of my favourite little shops. It's a quaint little place that offers all sorts of beautiful items from artisans from around Ontario. I have purchased some really unusual items in this little shop, where I also seem to find inspiration. For example this little sea side jar. Long story short, I got out my jute and started playing with the netting as soon as I came home (not even having unpacked three days worth of dirty clothes). I thought I had it figured out and was happy that it had only taken me a couple of minutes, but was not too happy with the way the top of the net looked, as it wasn't as clean as the one I had pictured at the store. I still took it back to the docks on our next visit to the cottage and snapped a couple of photos... I like to get low to the ground and take pictures from unusual angles... In order for the netting to look clean, you need to start at the top and work your way down. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 1.

i suwannee: project last night i got a wild hair, after reading this: to take all of these and do this so i did. and that worked out fine Burlap & Doily Luminaries: Rustic meets Romance Doilies are dainty. Candles are romantic. Burlap is rustic. Here I’ve combined all of them to make these pretty luminaries that would be great for a romantic Valentine’s Day meal or even as a wedding reception accent. I found my doilies at the thrift store for about $0.35 each. but they aren’t as pretty and they are solid in the center, missing the lovely designs that real doilies possess. Burlap and Doily Luminariesprintable version Glass jarsAdhesive spray (like Elmer’s Craft Bond) DoiliesBurlap Twine , buttons, and/or ribbon Make sure your jars are clean and dry. . Funny thing is I tried this project with paper doilies first and I DID spray the paper doily and then place it on the jar. Place the doily onto the jar and position it, making sure it’s not bunched up anywhere. Spray the rim with adhesive, then wrap the jar rim with burlap. You can also wrap the rim with pretty ribbon then tie a piece of twine around the rim as well.

DIY Centerpieces Made Out of Egg Cartons and Vintage Buttons Posted on June 2, 2009 by Christina I made these whimsical DIY centerpieces from egg cartons and vintage buttons. My Blue Box is nearly always overflowing with egg cartons. These were inspired by my post last month on Cute as a Button weddings. If you are looking for DIY centerpieces that are super cheap and easy to make (albeit a bit time-consuming), give these a whirl. Cost: $2 – $3 per dozen (Assuming you already have acrylic paint and buttons on hand.) Materials: One paper egg carton 12 pipe cleaners 24 gauge wire Buttons Acrylic paint in your choice of colors Floral tape Scissors Paper clip Varnish (optional) Glue (I used wood glue, but regular white glue should do the trick.) Find a paper egg carton. Remove the egg carton cups using scissors. Cut the egg carton cups into various flower shapes. Paint the cups using acrylic paint. Take the end of a paper clip and poke two holes into the back of one of the flowers. Glue the triangular shape to the middle of the flower and let dry. Presto!

Mason Blue Glass Canning Jar DIY These jars take their name from John Landis Mason. Mason was a young inventor who came up with the concept of a metal screw-on lid in 1858. The threaded neck on glass jars that we take for granted today was once a major innovation. Mason's developments made preserving food at home much easier and made the jars reusable. Despite the fact that Mason sold five of his glass canning jar patents in 1859, his name had staying power. In the spirit of optimism let's start with the good news... The jars, in my humble yet clearly biased opinion, turned out pretty fantastic. I like the contrast of the yellow flowers... ...and the rustic feel of the cement wall behind them. I decided to make some light shades and some darker ones. I had painted and aged this little stool last summer. Take a look at the darker bottle on the right. You will need: Clean jar Mode Podge or White Elmers' gluePaint Brush Food colouringPatience Start with a clean jar... Mix together with a brush. until the jar was completely covered.

How to Make a Net for a Fishing Float While a fishing net may appear complex, it really is nothing more than a group of strings knotted together to form a net. If you have a few simple materials on hand, you can make your own net for a fishing float in under 20 minutes. Skill level: Easy Things you need 9-inch piece of net string 8 16-inch pieces of net string 30-inch piece of net string Fishing float 12-by-8 inch cardboard Scissors Show MoreHide 1 Make a small mark at the top left-hand corner of a piece of cardboard, about 1 inch from the edge. Work from right to left. Most read Comments

Handmade Tissue Paper Flowers and Pompom Garland You'd think after making hundreds of these for my wedding, I'd be completely sick of them. But I can't help it, I love them so much! I'm a little sad that I didn't save a bouquet of paper flowers from my wedding, but I never thought I'd want to see them again. So I made some for home, only this time as a garland... ...And as bedroom decor... ...And maybe I couldn't resist making just a few little blossoms... Want to make some? Materials: Tissue paper Heavy-duty scissors Floral wire Make sure you use a pair of scissors that you don't mind ruining, because they're going to take a serious beating here. For a package of 20" x 25" tissue paper, 8 sheets: Large flowers (Peonies): 16 per pack Small flowers (Carnations): 32 per pack Mini pompoms (Garland): 8 per pack Small pompoms: 2 per pack Medium pompoms: 1 per pack* Large pompoms: 1 per pack *There will be enough paper leftover from a medium pompom to make flowers or mini pompoms The flowers are easiest, so lets start there. And here's completed!

Key ring notebooks... I am sorry, I can't show you the other ones anymore. I sold them at my first market (and had no time to take pictures before. Finally sleep won the battle! ^^) The sides are covered card boards. This one I made with a fabric I love... still have to try to make the edges a little bit better. From the side... And beetles on both sides... this one is covered with paper... ...and all the books got several layers of laquer! PS: I'll try to take better pictures at daylight.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Repeat - Mason Jars Yes, they are everywhere. Yes, I have posted on them before. And yes, I am still smitten! I should note...I'm a little obsessed with how the matte black came out and have more outside drying as I type this. Then, in my Pinterest crazed obsession, I found this little DIY image. This led me to trying my own version with a milk jar, fabric marker and glue gun.... She's not perfect, but I love that about her. For all you DIYers with questions on how to or the materials used for this project...I did a follow up post that can be found here.

Kitchen Safe Cut a tube (toilet paper or paper towel roll) about a half inch shorter than the height of your jar. Put the end of the tube on a piece of lightweight cardboard like posterboard and cut a circle about 1/2" wider all the way around. Cut 1/2 " slits around it so that you can glue it with a glue gun to the bottom of the tube as shown in the right of picture below. Note: Tube on right is upside down so that it can be better seen. Make a second tube out of poster board about a 1/4" wider and 1/2" higher than the first tube. Spread a thin layer of beans on the bottom of jar and pour some white glue over it. This Kitchen Safe is safekeeping a key. Put the lid on and decorate as you wish. If giving as a gift, put this little poem in the tube before closing the jar and attach the second poem with ribbon. Clip art credit: (pig) (jar)

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invites. aka diy hell. the ironing of the freezer paper to the fabric took forever... we were totally inspired by papel picados and my love of hang tags. i found the stamps on ebay and even though the ones on the return envelope weren't vintage i loved the festive look...

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