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You thrill me every day with your feedback on how you’re using Little Windows. Here are just a few of these inspiring ideas, thanks for sharing! Wire-wrapped Dichro-ISH Creations
When graphic designer and artist Joanna Bean Martin shared with us her technique for marbling the bottoms of glassware with nail polish, we couldn’t wait to try it ourselves. Who knew it would be such an easy way to add color and pattern to your next tablescape or party? Remember, the brighter and bolder colors you use, the more the glasses will radiate and glow. Have fun! You’ll need: flat bottomed glassware variety of colorful nail polish clear nail polish a disposable plastic container nail polish remover painters tape toothpicks
Hello all, thanks for all the nice compliments on the courtyard project ! I’m going a little crazy this week coordinating all the details for our big weekend over at our Alma House charity project which starts on Friday. There are three rooms to tackle and so much to do! It may get a little bit slow around here this week, but I’ll have a lot of exciting things to reveal next week. I was going through some pics yesterday and completely forgot to post this super simple DIY project. I got asked by a few about those blue vases on the mantel so I’ll show you just how easy it was to make them.
When I was growing up I had a keen interest in the sciences. Mostly because of the cool gear that scientists used, you know, beakers, flasks, Bunsen burners that sort of thing. Well, not only did I not have the money for those sorts of thing but I had no idea where to even buy them if I could. So I had to improvise.
I remember doing this project when I was young-- one of my favorites. I loved the process of making it, the way the colors looked next to each other, how the layers undulated in the jar. I remember begging my mother to let me do this more.
Thanks Glassing Sherry is a diligent gratitude journal keeper, so with Thanksgiving around the corner we thought it would be nice to adapt her daily practice and create a so-thankful activity that we both could have fun with. And that’s where this 99 cent apothecary jar from Salvation Army comes in (it was originally $1.99 but we scored it during a 50% off glassware sale). We’ve both been itching to take on a glass etching project, and seeing this one on How About Orange just about put us over the edge. So we ever-so-creatively (kidding) decided that we wanted to etch the word “thanks” on the base of the jar.
The empty and lifeless wine bottles that lie around the house can be put into use in numerous ways. Most of the time, these are sent to the recycling center. However, you will be surprised to know that these can be reused to make brilliant objects of home decor and utility. Just bring in a little bit of creativity. Read on to know more about these brilliant DIY tips! Cut the chosen wine bottle in the required size by following the steps below.
The other day, I wrote about attempting to drill through glass and I finished up the project this weekend. I think it turned out beautifully — I love the idea of bottled light! These would be pretty by a wintery window or under an entry table. I like the way the gold paint makes the bottom of the bottles look misty and glow-y, even during the daytime. I’ve got a ton of images and DIY instructions below if you’d like to try this too. For tools and supplies, I started at my local True Value .
For months now I’ve been keeping those twist-off style wine bottles. The glass is pretty and they have caps. I’m sure there are tons of uses for them, right? Actually, I really think there are. But today I’ll show you how you can spruce up an old wine bottle to make a great water pitcher. The pitcher can be used during a party, at a sit-down dinner, or left in a guest room for visitors.
All Thumbs Crafts A craft tutorial blog for the un-Martha: where those of us who are all thumbs and don't have a big budget can still create some nice craft projects. This Blog Linked From Here Thursday, March 17, 2011 Faux Stained Glass
~ Note for Thai fans ~ เป็นโพสเก่าที่มีแฟนบล๊อกจากต่างประเทศขอมาให้เขียนเป็นภาษาอังกฤษนะคะ ส่วนแฟนบล็อกที่ ยังไม่เคยอ่านเรื่อ งนี้เลย ฉบับภาษาไทย ดูที่นี่ค่ะ The other day, while I was thinking to get something to put in the water bottle for Bhoom to shake for fun. I saw a plastic grocery bag next to me and then this idea popped up. I think.. well, give it a try. With some trials and errors, my little jellyfish comes alive just like I thought it would be. : ) When daddy and son first saw it, they’re surprised with their jaws wide open. Then, I asked my hubby to take pictures for this DIY Jellyfish in a bottle.