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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.

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!

How to Turn Old Magazines into a Bookshelf The magazines you’ve read through can be turned into extra storage space for the home in a few easy steps. Magazines can be thick, but individually, the floppy, thin pages seem like the last material you would use to build a sturdy bookshelf. To everyone’s surprise, Sean Miller did the unthinkable and crafted a bookshelf from 80 National Geographic magazines and was named one of 23 finalists in Inhabitat’s Spring Greening Contest . Sean Miller's award-winning design. Image via Inhabitat When magazines start piling up, it’s hard to part with them. Gather all of the magazines you’re willing to reuse. Give this DIY magazine bookshelf a try and increase your home’s vertical storage space.

15 Pretty Patchwork Project Ideas | When I hear the word patchwork the first thing I usually think of is the stack of quilts that my grandmother used to pile on the bed for me in the winter to keep warm. But, here are some beautiful and interesting patchwork project ideas you can use every day or incorporate them into your home décor without using a quilt. Selvedge and patchwork dresser. Cozy reading chair. Hexagon patchwork pillow. Scrappy patchwork mug rug helps keep coffee rings off the table. Pretty patchworks in hoops look great hanging on the wall as art. Patchwork curtains are colorful and help create privacy in the bathroom. Patchwork purses! Patchwork covered bulletin board keeps your notes in order. Patchwork skirt goes with everything. Patchwork Fabric Baskets are great for storage. Notebook with patchwork slip cover. Patchwork circle would look great on a quilt or as an area rug. Tea Cozy adds color to your kitchen. Comfy patchwork pet bed. Patchwork porch bench for relaxing at home.

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.

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.

Mod Podge Photos {On Canvas} This is what your finished product can look like! Darling of course, and the perfect gift for those Grandmas and Grandpas, or even yourself! Mod Podge Photo Tutorial: Part I What you will need: Pre-stretched canvas Cute paper pre-cut to fit the sides of your canvas Cute photo's Wax Paper towel Acrylic/Craft Paint Step 1: Apply a thin coat of mod podge to your entire canvas, sides included. Step 2: Have your strips ready? Once Mod Podge is Dry, you will re-paint an additional thin layer on one side of your canvas. I wanted to make sure that my edges would stick, and stick well. Step 3: Place your strip of paper along the edge of your canvas. Your edges don't have to meet up exactly together. You can cover the exposed canvas with paint in a few more steps. Step 4: Photo Application If you didn't already tear off a large piece of wax paper, DO IT NOW! I also pre-cut my photo 1/8 inch on each size so that there was no edge overlap. Step 5: Turn the photo over and smooth it onto your canvas. Voila! Done!

Simple Bow Tie Top I'm so happy about how this turned out. This is one of those projects that's been on my to do list forever and now that I finally got it done, I wish I had done it a long time ago. This is such a simple project. One of the easiest I've ever made. Materials: 5/6 + yard knit & 1/3 yard silk, cotton, etc. My knit is 60" wide and my dusty pink silk (faux) is 45" wide. Your fabric doesn't have to be exactly as wide as mine, just keep in mind that if you buy a fabric that is less wide you may need to purchase more to compensate. Cut two large squares to the dimensions of 30" x 30" If you bought 5/6 yd of 60" fabric all you have to do is cut along the fold line. **Edit- 30" length gives you a long top. Make a casing at the top of each square. Sew down with a zig zag stitch (so it can stretch). Start working on your sash. I made a mistake when I made my sash and cut where I shouldn't have. Cut right down the middle of your fabric so that you have two 45" by 6" strips. Cut off extra fabric Voila.

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

Colored Mason Jar Tutorial Today's DIY project is painting mason jars your favorite color! I made mine turquoise. I love mason jars! They have an endless amount of uses and really just add an extra cuteness to everything. What you'll need: Vitrea paint in the color of your choice Paint thinner (optional) Paint brush Mason jar Small dish Squirt a pea-sized dab of the Vitrea paint onto the small dish. Put your mason jar on a paint-friendly surface. Once the jar is completely painted it needs to dry for 24 hours. After the jar cools you can add some pretty lace and twine if you'd like, and it's ready for flowers, or anything else you want to store in a pretty jar. Enjoy!

How to cut glass I posted a picture about 1 week ago on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter of me cutting glass using just string. I got LOT’S of requests for a tutorial on how I DID THIS! So here it is. FINALLY! You will be able to learn how to cut glass. I want to warn you. It’s best to triple your yarn because it will burn longer! Soak it GOOD! I like to tie my yarn where I want my glass to “cut” then quickly pour polish remover over the string again. Get a big bowl with ice and water ready. VERY IMPORTANT! Slowly turn your bottle. You can’t let the flame go OUT then dunk it in the ice water. YAY!!! I reallly hope you enjoyed this tutorial because I had ALOT of requests for it! © Copyright jaderbombllc, All rights Reserved.

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