background preloader

Mason Blue Glass Canning Jar DIY

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. The mason jar is the common name for glass home canning jars to this day (source). 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 Lucy Related:  Beachy Accents

Sea Glass Art | From China Village Last week, in a wild fit of productivity, I whipped up this pretty sea glass artwork for our bedroom. We have an awkwardly shaped (and tiny) bedroom and the wall opposite our bed was crying out for something to liven it up, but it took me a while to decide what it was going to be. This sea glass art is exactly what it needed. Calming and pretty, not small, but not overwhelmingly big, and best of all it used up some of my stockpile of sea glass! We have a kind of celery green and khaki/beige/cream thing going on in our bedroom, so I chose mostly yellow-y green pieces of sea glass for this project. I’m hoping it looks a little more complicated than it actually was. Supplies: Shadow box frame (I picked ours up at Ikea) Craft glue Sea glass Thick paper, poster board or canvas (you don’t want the weight of the sea glass to pull the paper down) Steps: Take the mat out of the frame and glue the poster board or canvas to the back of it with craft glue.

A Painted Treasure Chest Masterpiece This is what I call a true treasure chest! It's a nautical masterpiece for sure. Meticulously painted on the outside, and lined with a map on the inside. There are five different colors in this Distressed chest! The base coat is brick red, then a sharp rusty orange, and a zesty mossy green. The final layer is a fabulous deep and vibrant tint that Maria, the creator of this masterfully painted Treasure Chest, calls a cross between Turquoise, Aqua, and Teal. Ordinary before. Rustic, charming, exquisite after.

30 Seashell Collection Display Ideas Whether your seashell collection is large or only a hand full, to give it a dedicated space will make it stand out. After all, a hand picked seashell collection celebrates the sea and tells your story. So here are 30 display ideas to inspire you! In order to create a cohesive and striking seashell display, there's one thing you want to keep in mind, and that is focus. If your seashell collection is randomly displayed, it can easily loose its importance, and might even come off as clutter. To quote Dorothy Draper again (see Coastal Collections), "Notice how groups of small objects, when they are well arranged, become important and effective." You can't really tell by just looking at it, but the bowl above holds quite an exotic little seashell collection with finds from Zanzibar, Fiji, Maldives, and New Zealand. A three tier tray that is usually used for food items, now works great as a portable display. A seashell collection featured on Decorating with Wire Baskets.

Sea Glass Art -10 Creative DIY Ideas Here are 10 creative sea glass art ideas! Some are whimsical and you'll only need a few sea glass pieces to make them, while others are quite sophisticated, requiring a jar full or more. Doesn't this tree say Spring? A creative sea glass art idea that includes a few driftwood sticks. So adorable. Driftwood and sea glass pieces are glued to a canvas. And a small sea glass boat, also made by Hazel who's creations you can admire on Pinterest. Then I found a few fun sea glass art frames with sea creatures on Ebay. Or create a sea glass crab! For this sea glass anchor, the fabric was stretched over a wooden frame. Find a unique artsy wall hanging and embellish it with sea glass, like Shari of Beach Grass Cottage did with this whimsical metal fish. Even mushrooms can make nice Sea Glass Wall Art! If gallery style Sea Glass Art is more your thing, this is a beautiful example. Another gorgeous example of framed Sea Glass Art.

Easy to Make Glass Top Display Side Table Show off your beach treasures in an unexpected way with this super easy to make display side table! How neat is this idea, to convert a bird bath into a Glass Display Table. The perfect side table for an Outdoor Living Room! Seen here. I just recently added this bird bath table to this post, but then I found more bird bath tables that I decided to show them all in a separate post. I love the look of the table on the left. Here a bird bath table displays colorful seaglass. Then, a planter pot makes a great side table too!

Beach Decor Nautical Shells Sea Glass & by beachgrasscottage Top Seashell Display Table Ideas A display table might just be the right way to showcase your beach treasures! So here's a round up of my top favorite seashell display table ideas! Some new, some featured before. They're all inspiring. With a coffee display table you can enjoy your collections while lounging comfortably on your sofa. Here's a closer look at Pam's beautiful Seashell Display Table. Turning a printer tray into a table top is a great idea. Two big pots were converted into a seashell display table. And who would have thought that bird baths make great little sturdy display tables! And this glass display table was made from a piano bench! You might also enjoy these 30 Display Ideas for your Seashell Collection!

Map of the Caribbean Islands and the American State of Florida Giclee Print by Theodor de Bry at AllPosters Not Available Sorry, the specific item you were looking for is no longer available. May we recommend the item below instead? www.allposters.com/-sp/Map-of-the-Caribbean-Islands-and-the-American-State-of-Florida-Posters_i1736443_.htm Don't see what you like?Customize Your Frame Custom Frame Studio Close X true div_lc_sb_fs_01| Map of the Caribbean Islands and the American State of Florida by Theodor de Bry Item #: 1736443 Note - The watermark above (\AllPosters\") will not appear on the artwork itself. Tell a Friend about this Product About the Product About the Artist Customer Reviews Map of the Caribbean islands and the American state of Florida (coloured engraving), Bry, Theodore de (1528-98) (after) / Private Collection / The Bridgeman Art Library Size without border: 54 x 41 cm Canada

Miss Kopy Kat Beach home decorating ideas and accessories - Driftwood and seashells Decorating Ideas After a long walk in the woods or on the beach you can find some hidden treasures that can be used as beach home decorating ideas. Keep your eyes open because you can find really charming pieces of nature. Whether beautiful shells, gnarled branches or tree bark – with a little imagination and skill you can come up with a beautiful DIY nautical decors. This looks so nice and maritime – a tray with candles. Beach home decorating ideas with sea shells Even the smallest finds can become a beautiful maritime home decoration. And here are some accessories that you can buy in stores and pair together to create a fantastic maritime atmosphere at home. This relaxed atmosphere was created with colors and materials that immediately evoke holiday memories. Turquoise, white and creamy shades are associated with the beach on a summer day. Decorate a wreath with sea shells and other treasures of nature

20 Beach wedding bouquet ideas - Seashells and flowers DIY Wedding The sea has always fascinated us with its beauty and mysteries that are hidden in its depths. According the legend Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, was born from sea foam. She was married to Poseidon, the God of Sea, who gave her a big seashell as a gift representing their love for each other. You’ve probably seen the famous painting by Botticelli where Aphrodite is standing on a big scallop. Seashell bouquets are not hard to make, if you are a skilful crafty person with a glue gun . Beach wedding bouquet ideas with flowers and seashells If you don’t really want to exclude completely the flowers from your bridal bouquet then we have another idea for you – beach wedding bouquet ideas where seashells are only the finishing touch.

36 Breezy Beach Inspired DIY Home Decorating Ideas Sunlight, breeze and the sound of the sea, all these are the feelings given by the beautiful beach. They can make us feel calm and relaxed. If you want to retain such good mood for a long time, you can add coastal inspiration to your home décor. And summer is just a great moment that you can easily get the natural decorations from the sea and begin your beach theme décor. Such as sea stars, shells, ropes, corals, driftwood, they are all fantastic decorations to make your home in ocean atmosphere. Besides, the flexible mix of the shades such as blue, white, light gray can also create a stunning beach style. Source: findinghomeonline.com Source: thehappyhousie.com Tutorial: allyou.com Source: seasideinspired.blogspot.com Source: catalogliving.net Source: completely-coastal.com Source: thoughtsfromovertherainbow.blogspot.com Tutorial: atthepicketfence.com Tutorial: nauticalcottageblog.com Source: pinterest.com Source: completely-coastal.com Source: ourboathouse.com Tutorial: zuhausathome.com

Thoughtsfromovertherainbow: I Must Go Down to the Sea Again…. John Masefield wrote, “I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky…”. I know what he meant. I am a land-locked beach bum at heart. The beach and ocean seep into to your soul and take up residence. I can’t get back to the beach for a while, so dreaming and tablescaping will have to suffice for now. I am planning a dinner party with seafood as the main course. You may know by now that I love centerpieces. All the colors of surf and sand are here—the sugar white and taupes of Gulf shore beaches mixed with the cool blue of the water. The DIY napkin rings are mixed with the crisp linen of hem-stitched napkins. The glow of tea lights flicker against crystal. Layers of muted colors, patterns, and textures remind me of the ever-changing landscape at the beach. Oh yes, I must go down to the sea again…. placemats-Walmart dinner plates-Nina Campbell exclusively for Steinmart salad plates-Gibson at Big Lots appetizer plates- T.J. napkins-Steinmart crystal-Lismore by Waterford

Related: