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[13 Jan 2016 | One Comment | 1,999 views]
Make Composition Book Mason Jars

I’ve always loved composition books, so I was pretty delighted when I saw these composition book jars! Linda from Mason Jar Crafts Love used some easy painting techniques to imitate the classic look of a composition book, complete with front label and spine. They are prefect for use as a desk accessory, or to gift for teacher appreciation! [how to make composition book mason jars]
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[3 Aug 2015 | Comments Off on Make Back-to-School Glitter Mason Jars | 1,736 views]
Make Back-to-School Glitter Mason Jars

With back-to-school looming in the not-so-far-off future, it’s time to start thinking once again about teacher gifts!  These cute, glittery mason jars from Crystal at A Pumpkin & A Princess are a fun, practical project that will look fabulous displayed on your favorite teacher’s desk.  We’re especially fond of the pencil-themed jar, cleverly designed with the addition of a few stickers to give it the …

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[12 Sep 2014 | Comments Off on Make Candy Corn Treat Jars | 1,782 views]
Make Candy Corn Treat Jars

It should go without saying that I am addicted to the dollar store, but in particular I have an obsession with the glassware aisle.  And I have a very special place in my heart for various kinds of jars.  The jars with the clasp-y sealing lids are among my favorites, and I really love how Kimberly gave them this candy corn makeover!  You can find …

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[25 Aug 2014 | Comments Off on Make Recycled Witch’s Apothecary Jars | 6,743 views]
Make Recycled Witch’s Apothecary Jars

Are you thinking about Halloween yet?  It’ll be here before you know it!  Get a start on your spooky creations with these fun witch’s apothecary jars by Maria at Magia Mia.  Would you have guessed that they are made out of recycled plastic vitamin bottles?  We’re amazed!  All it takes is some hot glue, some paint, and a little imagination to turn them into Halloween decor. …

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[30 Nov 2013 | 2 Comments | 11,642 views]
Make Snowman Treat Jars

Gifts-in-a-jar are a perennial favorite.  There are so many useful or fun things you can put into jars, and so many ways that you can dress them up – the possibilities are almost endless!  Kathy at Sparkles and a Stove came up with these cute little guys, turning treat-filled jars into little snowmen.  They would also make great party favors and could easily be used …

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[8 Sep 2013 | 2 Comments | 4,647 views]
Make Glittered Mason Jars

Recycle old canning jars into something new, or pick up a new Mason jar at the dollar store to create these beautiful home décor accents. Over at Homemade Simple, I show you how to make pretty painted and glitter-dipped jars to use as vases or a pretty centerpiece. You can always find canning jars at the thrift store, at garage sales, or at the grocery …

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[3 Aug 2013 | Comments Off on Make Washi Tape Kitchen Jars | 4,429 views]
Make Washi Tape Kitchen Jars

Does your kitchen decor need a facelift? Colleen from Just Paint It! has a quick, easy, and practical idea. After she discovered some glass jars from Dollar Tree had lids just the right width to decorate with washi tape, she ran with the idea and, after adding a little coordinating paint, ended up with a cute set of custom jars in under 15 minutes. They …

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[20 Apr 2013 | 2 Comments | 3,298 views]
Make Dinosaur Playdough Storage Jars

Playdough can be a messy thing. In addition to making a mess while playing, you also have to deal with the question of where to store it. Plastic bags rip and tear, plastic containers crack. Glass baby food jars are a good size but oh-so-boring. Boring, that is, until Kristi from Lolly Jane got her hands on some and transformed them into adorable color-coded kid storage. …

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[12 Mar 2013 | 13 Comments | 11,817 views]
Tutorial: Decorative Recycled Glass Jars


I mentioned in this post that I like to stock up on the cute little birds that Dollar Tree brings out in the spring.  I’ve made several things with these birds, like a faux pewter dish and a jewelry tray.  Well, the birds are back for another project:  recycled decorative jars!  These adorable containers are easy and inexpensive to make, and they’re perfect for gift …

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[2 Mar 2013 | Comments Off on Make Lidded Apothecary Jars | 14,116 views]
Make Lidded Apothecary Jars

Apothecary jars are a stylish way to show off everything from cotton balls in your bathroom to candy on a buffet line. Clutter instantly looks classy when corralled into these elevated lidded jars. Heather walks us through how to make these great jars over on Home Made Simple.