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This craft category is a huge collection of creative glass repurposing / upcycling / recycling craftsMason jar crafts, glass bottle crafts, wine bottle crafts, creative recycling crafts and upcycling crafts for kids ( mason jar containers, mason jar animals, decorations from glass bottles), mason jar decorating ideas for every season and holiday, craft ideas with light bulbs, glass mosaics / mirror mosaics, glass cutting techniques, crafts with beer bottles, crafts with glass lampshades and vases, gift in a jar ideas and many more DIY ideas about glass upcycling and recycling!
How to put Christmas lights in empty glass (wine) bottles
An LED light string ( Christmas light ) can transform that fancy bottle of wine from a special occasion into a lasting ( and useful! ) memento. Use these bottle lights to brighten up any dark corner, as a night light or as festive decor around the holidays. The trick to recycling a glass bottle into a glowing light is by drilling a hole near the base of the bottle large enough to thread a small string of lights through. With a few specific tools , this can be a simple undertaking.
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DIY magical glowing mason jar lanterns
These gorgeous and magical lanters are super easy to make: you just need a few mason jars and some glow in the dark paints! You can use these glowing magical mason jar lanterns to decorate the kids room or to spice up your halloween party! You can create the glowing mason jar lanterns in any color and size that you want ( and even experiment with tinted / stained glasses ). We imagined it as a nice pixie dust like decoration in  fairy dress up party.. True magic!
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DIY Valenslime - easy Valentine slime recipe
Get creative with slime ! This Valenslime or Valentine slime by The Best Ides For Kids can be a great non-candy gift idea for Valentine’s Day. Making slime has become such a sensation with a wide variety of customizable elements. Kids can have fun helping you to make the slime and printing off these cute slime gift tags. This Valentine slime by The Best Ideas For Kids will make a great gift this Valentine’s day ! Get the recipe and let's get crafting:
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Easy DIY snowflake mason jars - Christmas upcycling craft
Capture the magic of winter / Christmas in with this brilliant winter craft idea: the snowflake jar! This Christmas decor project packs a big impact but it takes little effort! If you have kids or grandkids they will also love this easy mason jar upcycling project! You can use any size mason jars to make this gorgeous snowy winter  / mason jar decor, and add extra decorations as you wish. You can use this frugal folk art winter decor to decorate your home at Christmas or gift them to your loved ones, either way it will bring happiness and joy !
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DIY Mason jar luminaries ( thrifty Halloween decoration )
Ready for a fantastic crafting session with your kids or students ? Try this fun kids craft by at Instructables! This mason jar luminary is such great Halloween activity for kids of all ages, plus it can be made in under 30 minutes using items that you probably already have around the house! No special tools or skills are required! Get the step-by-step tutorial at Instructables and let's get crafting:
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DIY Mason jar Christmas light - easy vintage outdoor decor
We simply love upcycling crafts , especially if the outcome is something useful and gorgeous. Robin ( from All Things Heart And Home ) has made this beautiful Christmas light out of simple mason jars , and she will teach you now how to make it for yourself! This DIY Mason jar Christmas light is perfect in the early morning and at night ( it’s like you are catching fireflies! ) And ( believe it or not ) this mason jar fairy light is super easy to make!
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Magical fairy lanterns from mason jars
Fairy lanterns ! Now, anyone who has experience with real fairies knows that it is not a good idea to stuff them into mason jars. They will pinch and nip and basically make your life unpleasant if you treat them rudely. These jar luminaries are absolutely fairy friendly alternatives. Perfectly dreamy as a little nightlight, or magical accent. You can use pre cutted fairy silhouettes or make one yourself with a hobby knife ( >>> click here for lots of fairy silhouettes <<< ). You can even use another silhouettes if your aren't a fairy lover type ( Imagine a nice dragon or flower lantern! )
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How to make a paper vase sleeve - easy geometric home decor
Do you have an ugly old chipped vase ? Turn it into a gorgeous, modern, stylish home decor piece with a few folds and a single sheet of copy paper ! Brilliant recycling craft idea, isn't it? This geometric paper vase sleeve is super easy to make and its also very addictive! Once you understand the folds , you can't stop making them. You can use regular white copy/printer paper or construction paper to create your own gorgeous modern home decor pieces ! Of course you can recycle other materials to create the vase : such as plastic bottles, glass bottles, mason jars, or tin cans! Cover some mason jars with this paper origami vase cover and voilá' you have a chick and inexpensive office stationary holder !
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Tea candle holders from wine bottles
With this brilliant diy craft idea you can make these stunning tea candle holders out of wine bottles. With upcycling you doing good to the Earth and with this tea candle holder  you can spice up any boring partys too. ( You can use them in any birthday, new year's eve or wedding party)
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DIY Snowman lamp from an old lamp glass
A lovely winter decor from an old lamp glass ? Brilliant idea! All kinds of interesting ( ball shape ) glasses can be great base for this wonderful snowman lamp ,which can be lovely addition to your Christmas decoration ! Creative, isn't it? Of course,you can use other things than old lamp glasses to create snowman lanterns : mason jars, tea candle holders, wine/drinking glasses .. This snowman craft is absolutely suitable for both kids and adults ,because it's so simple! ( But please be careful with the glass! ) Get Restyled Junks wonderful craft tutorial and learn how to make one:
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Ghost in a jar - adorable Halloween decor
Ghosts in a Jar! Aren’t they so cute?  It’s like you caught a ghost and keeping it in jar like you might a bug.  Nevermind that ghosts can go through walls. Apparently they can’t get through mason jars.  Mason jars are inexpensive and perfect craft materials especially for Halloween! If you’d like to make your own little captive haunters, you will need : a mason jar, a little piece of cheesecloth, wooden skevers and a few wooden bead. Alternativelly you can  hang the ghosts from the lid of the jar with a little piece of thread. This way they can move like the real ghost!
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DIY Painted spring daisy mason jar vase - recycling craft
We love upcycling especially when it comes to mason jars! I bet that you have a few glass jars already at home, and maybe you have created  many gorgeous crafts with them, but as you will see, there’s still something new under the sun in the mason jar world! This gorgeous daisy painted mason jar is not just only a perfect stylish (spring/Easter) decor for your home, but it's also very easy to paint! With this great step-by step painting tutorial making these gorgeous daisy mason jar vases will be a piece of cake, even if you are a beginner in hand painting!
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How To Make A Beautiful Mason Jar Water Candle
Have you ever come through the feeling when you see something beautiful in a magazine ( or online ) , and you just NEED to make it yourself? That’s exactly what happened with Jillee ! These mason jar water candles are gorgeous and oh-so-simple to make! Plus, the decorating possibilities are practically endless ( you can use fresh citrus, pine, or even flowers ). Quickly get the tutorial at onegoodthingbyjillee.com and create your mason jar water candle today:
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DIY Fabric mason jar bunny - Easter gift idea
With just a few supplies turn an ordinary mason jar into a super cute bunny ! You can fill your mason jar bunnies with delicious Easter treats which makes this Easter craft a perfect little gift for your loved ones! These adorable fabric bunny mason jars may seem difficult to make, but that's not true! This little fabric bunny craft is surprisingly easy to make. Watch the video tutorial, sew one and add a little cuteness to your Easter decor !
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10 DIY super cute (kawaii) recycling ideas
Are you looking for a super fun, super cute ( kawaii ) DIY craft project ? Try one of these! With upcycling a few simple household material ( such as mason jars, toilet paper tubes, shoe boxes etc ) you can create an ultra kawaii and useful ( kids ) room decor in minutes! In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn how to make an adorable ultra kawaii trash can from a shoe box , a puppy/dog pencil holder from a mason jar, a stationary organizer from toilet paper tubes , and unicorn decor from a simple tin can , and a kawaii chocolate bonbon box from cardboard pieces! This DIY kawaii craft video is absolutely worth the time if your are a kawaii fanatics just like us!
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DIY Margarita body scrub (body scrub recipe)
Homemade body scrubs are super simple to make, cost-efficient, chemical free, effective at exfoliating your skin and leaving you feeling pampered as the scrubs you can buy at fancy beauty stores! This time The Sweetest Occasion will teach you how to make your very own margarita body scrub ! We bet that you have everything you need at home to transform your bathroom into a tropical vacation. ( All of the ingredients are super simple: you can grab them at the grocery store or find in your pantry and you don’t have to be crafty to make a body scrub. ) Get the recipe and make your margarita body scrub today:
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DIY Troll mason jar planter - Trolls craft
The Trolls movie has been a huge hit with kids . We have seen so many fun trolls crafts including this amazing troll mason jar planter! If you’re planning a Trolls party or simply just have a Trolls fan in your house, then these princess poppy Trolls mason jars will surely be a hit! We also love the version of Princess Poppy mason jar planter which has paint on the outside and smaller googly eyes. And as a bonus: any pink plant will look great with this super cute mason jar planter! ( Of course you can create trolls with other colors as well! )
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DIY Ocean in a jar - summer craft idea for kids
Make mini aquarium sensory bottles so kids can tap on the aquarium wall without getting in trouble as they shake up some ocean animals, make some waves, and learn about the creatures of the sea. As kids shake up their miniature mason jar aquariums they can find and name ocean animals. Her kid’s picked out a variety of ocean animals like sea horses, fish, crabs, stingrays, sharks, and jellyfish to add to their mini aquariums. They love flipping the jar aquariums over and watching the waves crash and the animals swim. They helped make their own aquarium sensory bottle but you could always make one on your own so your kid could discover the sea animals inside.
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Upcycled glass lampshade vases
We love thrifting and finding beauty in things that someone else has rejected. At the thrift store she these shelves filled with rows of beautiful vintage glass lampshades. They where all longing for a new home. So she came up with this idea, to make vases out of them. It feels great to bring old things into a new life, by upcycling them a bit. And look, don’t they look happy, shining in their new colorful robes?
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DIY Fabric covered spring vases
Are you looking for a cheap but still gorgeous, practical and reusable spring home decor idea? If yes, this upcycled fabric spring vase is a perfect spring / easter craft project for you ! And the best is: you can make these vases with any ugly old vase or even simple mason jars / wine bottles, and the fabrics is also reusable ! You can change the fabrics on the vases for any ocassion: you can make a christmas / fall / halloween vase or a gorgeous stylish white / lace wedding vase with this brilliant idea very easily!
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DIY Easy Valentine luminaries from mason jars
Today, we are bringing you a very simple and easy DIY project for you for Valentine’s Day . Valentine's day is coming so we wanted to bring you something that's simple, fun, and easy to make. Here’s how to make this easy DIY Valentine’s Day Votive . Gorgeous, isn't it? This mason jar craft is so simple, even the smallest crafty hands can create some in no time. This DIY mason jar luminary can be great Valentine's day decor or you can give them as lovely Valentine's day gifts !
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DIY Mason jar fairy garden (terrarium) - woodland home decor
Do you love fairy gardens ? What about mason jars ? Why not combine both of those into a gorgeous fairy garden mason jar terrarium ? This miniature fairy garden by Crafts By Amanda combines fairy gardens with mason jars and the outcome is so adorable! You will need a few simple supplies to make your version of this lovely mason jar fairy garden, and the possibilities are truly endless. You can use different types of moss, plants, rocks, fairy garden accessories, plastic animals, and any natural decorations which fit into your little mason jar fairy garden.
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Enchanting halloween lanterns
Decorate your house for Halloween with this stunning, and easy to make enchanted halloween lantern. With this creative halloween craft idea you can upcycle some old mason jars and bring a little magical feeling into your home.
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DIY underwater candles - gorgeous and easy table decor
Look at this gorgeous and magical underwater candle and flower table decor ! Isn't it beautiful? And believe or not it's a super easy craft ! You just need 2 glass containers ( vases ) a larger and a smaller one that fits into the large ( even mason jars will work well! ) and some faux ( or real ) flowers , stones and other optinonal decor elements.This underwater flower and candle composition can be a perfect decor in your wedding party , chirstmas table or you can use it in any holidays/occasions ( the possibilities are truly endless! )
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DIY Bourbon bottle pumpkins - fall upcycling craft
Bourbon bottle pumpkins / gourds! Don’t they look terrific? It really pays to hand-paint them to get those gorgeous pumpkin like colors, but of course you can spray paint them if you want to.Read this brilliant written craft tutorial by Sarah and add a bit of pumpkin fun to your jars and glass bottles!Glass bottles are not only cheap, but they’re super easy to personalize and slip into decor. So grab your glass bottles,acrylic paints and create a few gorgeous lass pumpkins as a part of your autumn / fall decor! Pumpkin crafts are always fun to make , so grab a few bourbon bottles and start creating yours!
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Easy DIY mason jar Easter gift with a chocolate bunny
These mason jar Easter gifts are so cute!  And we love that it’s not overkill for chocolate and candy. You can give them to your own kids, or they’d also make adorable gifts for grandkids, teachers and even coworkers and friends. These mason jar Easter gifts are  so simple to throw together and mason jars seem to make simple things look fancy. And when they’re empty, save the mason jar for the next fun craft project! This mason jar Easter gift  is such a fun idea if you plan to give Easter gifts to your kids! You can make this in jumbo version of you choose bigger jars or imagine a chocolate bunny family in a fish bowl or a glass vase!
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DIY Magic zen meditation jars - relax snow globes
We thought we’d share a little meditation activity today for anyone looking for their moment of calm. These magic jars are so mesmerizing! The idea is that after you shake the jar, you just watch and wait…by the time all the glitter reaches the bottom ( about 1 minute) you will have found your happy place. The great magic of these “magic” medfitational jars is that your kids will be be teaching themselves the practice before you even get started in on an explanation.
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DIY Metallic copper mason jars with blue patina
Read this brilliant written craft tutorial by Suburble and add a bit of antique glam to your mason jarsMason jars are one of our favorite craft materials! They are super cheap and so versatile! So grab your mason jars, and  create a few gorgeous metallic (copper) mason jars for yourself or as a beautiful gift! If you haven't got patinaageing paint you could use dry-brush technique instead to paint your mason jars! And of course this ageing painting technique will work well with other colors as well: imagine an antique gold-brown, or a pearl-white pastel combo!
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Easter bunny treat jars
These cute Easter bunny treat jars are a sweet way to deliver a little bit of springtime cheer to your loved ones. Fill them with candy, fresh flowers, a candle or homemade sugar scrub for a quick and easy gift idea that’s sure to please.
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DIY easy geometric paper vase sleeve - modern home decor
Do you have an ugly old chipped vase ? Turn it into a gorgeous, modern, stylish home decor piece with a few folds and a single sheet of copy paper ! Brilliant recycling craft idea, isn't it? This geometric paper vase sleeve is super easy to make and its also very addictive! Once you understand the folds , you can't stop making them. You can use regular white copy/printer paper or construction paper to create your own gorgeous modern home decor pieces ! Of course you can recycle other materials to create the vase : such as plastic bottles, glass bottles, mason jars, or tin cans! Cover some mason jars with this paper origami vase cover and voilá' you have a chick and inexpensive office stationary holder !
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DIY Spring dollar store ombre vase - upcycling craft
If you like to paint, we have a really fun project to share today! Here is a fantastic way to make gorgeous vases in ombre colors using old bottles or unused glass vases and some paint. In this DIY tutorial Living Well Spending Less will show you how to take simple clear vases and make them into any color to fit your decor needs. So don't hesitate: get the tutorial at livingwellspendingless.com and freshen up your plain vases with paint in a range of gorgeous tones. The results are positively smashing!
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DIY Bead covered wine glass - stylish home decor (upcycling craft)
With the holidays upon us, it’s time to decorate the house! Instead of recycling your empty wine bottles , you can reuse them by turning them into beautiful decorations for your home. So if you have spare ( wine ) bottles lying around your house, put them to use by making this bead covered wine glass by Renata Lima Paete ! Isn't this bead covered bottle is the best recycled home decor ever? Just look how gorgeous is it! You could use ( empty ) : wine bottles, mason jars, glass containers and even drinking glasses! Everything will look much more stylish with a few row of beads ! Decorated bottles are a great way to decorate your home or wedding party, personalize gifts and they can also make your drinks more memorable to someone who's just enjoyed a bottle.
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