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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:  FISHING FLOAT diy • tiki • coastalBeachy Accents

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. This picture was taken with my iPhone and I had taken several pictures from every possible angle because I wanted to come home and try to figure out how to make the netting around it. 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... 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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.

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.

recycling project no. 6 - junk mail trees So here they are. Little trees made of junk mail and bristol paper. I used white paper but you can really use any color you choose as long as its a card stock. Materials:- Junk mail (I used an ad with greenery in it)- Bristol paper or any type of card stock (for firmness)- Spray adhesive- Xacto- Cutting surface I sprayed the bristol paper and the junk mail sheet together before cutting for a nicer finish. Make a cut perpendicular to the base (important!! The trees are half white and half junk mail. Here are the same trees rotated to show the cardstock side. I hope these instructions are clear enough. EDIT :: Templates are no longer available for this project. 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

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. The closed end will go bottom down into the other tube. 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.

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.

Chalkboard Globe Makeover {Message Center} After giving it a good cleaning the globe was dissembled {which was super easy with the pliable plastic ~ it popped right out}. The meridian received a few coats of Krylon Satin Nickel… and the globe received a couple coats of Valspar Chalkboard. The chalkboard spray paint was perfect for this project as I was able to spray very light coats not saturating and possibly destroying the cardboard globe. Once dry, I put back together, and had a super cool, rotating, reusable message center.I tried my hand at ‘dotting in’ the continents with some white chalk{please don’t judge my geography drawing skills}Best part is, it’s totally erasable {thank goodness}The lettering is just scrapbooking alphabet stickers I thought would be cute. I really like the finish on this spray. I think I’m going to put ‘her’ in my entryway so I can jot last minute notes down as reminders for when I’m walking out the door…. …or possibly little love notes to brighten some ones day!

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10 Creative Uses For Empty Beer Bottles I certainly don’t live in a frat house, but somehow I still find myself with an abundance of beer bottles. Maybe you do too? Barbecue, game day, celebration ... beer is a part of popular culture and most parties include the brew. So aside from recycling — which you’re already doing anyway, right? — have you ever considered what you could do with those leftover bottles (and also, how to use leftover beer around the house)? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. What do you do with your old beer bottles? 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.

Wooden Shim Interchangeable Picture Frame {custom family silhouette printable} I have had some wooden shims left over from the custom natural wall art piece I did awhile ago and thought I would put them to good use. Even though shims are not top quality pieces of wood I love the grains, textures and variety of colors that you can find in each inexpensive pack. If you have done a previous project with shims, this frame makes perfect use of the cut odds and ends left over. Plus since it is a custom piece – you can make it as large as you wish creating a personalized piece of wall art at a fantastic price! Materials Needed:Wooden Shims{a pack of 8 inch shims is only around $1.30 at your local hardware store -scrap pieces can also be used for this project}A Piece of PlywoodHot GlueWood Stain or PaintMod Podge or DecoArt Decoupage A Printed Picture / Scrapbook Paper Being by cutting a piece of scrap plywood to your desired size. Start placing the cut shims on the plywood in a random pattern. Once the layout is good it is time for paint or stain.

How to Use Twine to Hang Glass Fishing Floats Hanging Japanese glass fishing floats make a colourful statement in your home or garden. Displays traditionally use twine nets to hold the handblown glass globes, which can be deceptively heavy. If you have a bare float, you'll have to create a means to hang it. You can make a non-traditional twine float hangar with just a few supplies. Skill level: Moderate Things you need Nylon or jute twine Mod-Podge or white glue Shallow bowl Scissors Rubber bands Disposable dust sheet Old towels Plastic trash bag Sellotape Rubber gloves Show MoreHide 1 Cover a stable work surface with a plastic dust sheet or other suitable protection. Tips and warnings Use stronger twine and more layers for large floats. Most read Comments

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