Do you love vintage labels on old bottles and containers? Grab some kraft paper labels from Online Labels to make your own vintage look-a-like labels in minutes. I have the free printables for you below and you can use some ink to distress the edges. Follow along with the instructions below to make your own vintage labels.
What else can I possibly make with a mason jar? A mason jar toothbrush holder of course! The classic mason jar is so versatile and yes it seems like I am using them a few times a month for a project around here. But we all have our passions right? This mason jar toothbrush holder is so quick and easy to make…I almost can’t call this a tutorial.
I have over 30 recycled crafts for you today. Perfect for Earth Day or any time of the year. These recycled crafts will save you money as well on costly craft supplies. Grab a few things out of the recycle bin and get busy making crafts for young and old alike.
Then wrap a piece of white cardstock with white tissue paper and use tape to secure in the back. The shiny side of the tissue paper should be against the cardstock. Then print the image of your choice onto the matte side of the tissue paper as shown below.
Remove the tissue paper from the cardstock. Trim around your image and decide where on your jar you would like it to be placed. Use Americana Decoupage medium to adhere the image to your jar. Printing on tissue paper will make the image blend into the jar more. Just coat your image on the back with the decoupage medium. If you need to add any decoupage to the front, be sure to spray a matte sealer or hair spray over the tissue paper first to lock in the ink.
Once the decoupage dries completely, you can add a hand stamped tag to your jar as shown.
What to put in your jar? Print enough of these fun free printable bookmarks for the class. This is a great gift for the teacher and classroom to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Just place the bookmarks inside the jar and add a lid.
Just add water and flowers to your vase for a great wedding reception centerpiece at your wedding. What quote will you use? Are you having a french themed wedding? Maybe a wedding with a Parisian theme? These french script mason jar vases are the perfect DIY wedding idea for you!
Carolina used just fabric on top of her jar but I wanted to be a little different. I had a vintage handkerchief in my stash so I grabbed it. I bundled it up and secured with a rubber band to make it the proper size to fit on my jar.
I then put it rubber band side down on the jar and added the band of the lid around it. I love that puckered look on the top as well.
This lavender in a mason jar now resides in my bathroom where I can appreciate its amazing scent. I just shake the jar occasionally to stir up the smell. What do you use lavender for in your home? I have a ton more and need a way to use it y’all.
Solar Mason Jar Lights Supplies:
Your solar light will come packaged as shown above. You will need to remove the pull tab for the light to work, and charge it for a few hours in the sun prior to use.
There are two winter versions of the solar mason jar lights that I am going to show you today. First up is one painted with a little glitter snow.
Use a foam pouncer brush and add glitter snow randomly to the jar. Allow to dry completely before continuing.
The second version just involves adding loose snow to the bottom of your jar. This is the non-permanent version that will be easy to change with the seasons. Because the light is in the top and does not get hot, adding items to the jar is fun and easy.
Now lets make the jar into a hanging lantern. Grab your floral wire and some pliers. First, start with adding a loop with your pliers.
Place the wire around your jar mouth and get the location for your second loop, which should be directly across from your first.
Place a second loop in your wire and then stretch it around the mouth of the jar. Use the pliers to secure, twisting very tightly.
Cut off any excess and bend the twisted wire down to avoid injury.
Use a second wire to create a handle by putting it through the loops and twisting to secure.
You are ready to light up the night with your new solar mason jar lights. Look at the way the light sparkles from these great mason jar lanterns.
What items will you add to the inside of your solar mason jar lights? Snow? Or something less seasonal? Just grab the lighted lids from Consumer Crafts and make your own version today.
After your birdhouse pieces completely dry, measure and mark for three holes on both birdhouse sides. Drill holes in those locations using a drill.
I knew I wanted to add some glitter to my birdhouse. I actually developed a super easy and less messy way to add glitter to anything using products from Krylon. Start with Krylon spray adhesive and spray the roof panels. Then sprinkle on the glitter until you get the coverage you desire. Shake away any excess. Allow to dry completely.
I wanted to give the wreath a silver treatment and had this Krylon Fusion on hand. One coat and my wreath was perfect.
You will need to add something to the inside of the birdhouse to cover up the front hole. I actually used a piece of one of the canvas triangles in my Krylon Mystery Box. I just used hot glue to secure to the inside.
I also used hot glue to attach the wreath and a couple of corks for a perch. This gave the front of the birdhouse a little decoration.
I placed one glitter clothespin below each of the 6 drilled holes. I used hot glue to secure each clothespin as well.
Then just open up the top, add in your twine, thread through the holes, and clip the ends. Your twine is organized and those ends won’t disappear inside.
Canning Lid Snowman Ornament Supplies:
- Sculpey PREMO Clay in Red and Orange
- Buttons in black and white
- Canning lid
- White card stock
- White glitter
- Hot glue
Form a carrot like shape with your Sculpey clay. I added a few lines for interest on the sides as well.
Roll out the red clay until thin and cut a “hat” like shape the size of your canning lid.
Flip over the hat as shown below.
Lift the flap and add some texture across the bottom. I used a wheel from the Sculpey Essential Tool Kit. Flip your flap back over and bake both clay pieces for the recommended amount of time on the package.
Add all of your embellishments to your canning lid using hot glue. Add a ribbon to the back for hanging and your canning lid snowman ornament is ready for your tree.
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- Gather bottle caps, a paper towel roll, washi tape, google eyes, a red sharpie, hot glue, and scissors.
- Cut your paper towel roll to the appropriate length for a napkin ring.
- Add washi tape in three strips to the paper towel roll making sure to overlap your ends in the same area.
- Fold the washi tape over on itself for the feathers then cut to a feather shape.
- Glue the feathers on the back of the bottle cap.
- Glue the eyes and a beak made from folded over washi tape to the front.
- Draw a waddle with a red sharpie.
- Glue your bottle cap turkey to the napkin ring and use to cover up the seams in the washi tape.
- Add your napkin and place on the table.