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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!
DIY Mason jar lanterns - Halloween decoration
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. These halloween mason jar lanterns looks so gorgeous and you don't need to rob a bank to create them! We love the mason jar lanterns because you can really customize them however you want ( it can be a great decor for other holidays as well - of course with different silhouettes )
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DIY Message in a bottle - summer beach decor
We all know how important it is to recycle bottles ,but chucking your old glass bottles in the recycling bin isn’t your only option! Create this DIY Message in a bottle summer beach decor with Sadie Seasongoods! Besides of that it's a lovely summer decor, upcycling your old glass bottles can be an enjoyable, thrifty and rewarding eco-conscious activity. get the tutorial at sadieseasongoods.com and create your very own message in a bottle! ( You can age paper with coffee if you haven't got old book pages at hand )
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DIY Neon mason jar mummies - fun Halloween decor
Halloween isn’t Halloween without a mummy or two! These neon mason jar mummies by Kids Craft Room are perfect for adding a splash of color and spooky fun to your Halloween decorations. We just love that these mummy mason jars look good both day and night. During the day their vibrant neon colors are a real crowd pleaser and they’re perfect for using as a simple table decoration or for filling with Halloween candy. At night time you can pop a battery tea light inside for a spooky neon glowing mummy mason jar lantern! What fun!
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DIY Family photo snow globe ( how to make a snow globe )
Snow globes can be such nice gifts to give at Christmas, especially those with precocious family photos and memories! If you’ve been wondering how to make a snow globe on your own then this step-by-step tutorial by The Best Ideas For Kids is for you. DIY Photo snow globe is actually a lot easier than you’d think and it doesn’t take too long to put together. Kids love to watch the glitter swirl inside and they will love helping to make their own DIY snow globe. So, head to thebestideasforkids.com and create your very own precious family photo snow globes :
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DIY Peppermint bath salt - last minute Christmas gift idea
This peppermint bath salt by Crafts by Amanda is super easy to make and it makes a cute gift for anyone on your holiday gift-giving list. Follow Amanda's step-by-step tutorial and create your own peppermint bath salt in just a few minutes! Everyone will love the sweet peppermint scen t when they use these fragrant bath salts. The bath salts themselves have just four ingredients and you may even have the supplies you need on hand. Mixing them together and adding them to the jar takes no more than 10 minutes.
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DIY Fun mason jar lid owls - recycling craft for kids
Create this recycled craft using jar lids,acrylic paints and simple round sponge applicators. That’s it! Fun huh? These mason jar lid owls are adorable as actual lids for your jars. Maybe for holding toys or trinkets. We could see these in a child’s bathroom filled with cotton balls too! Or you might like the jar lid owls as refrigerator magnets or just a cute display for your child’s wall. (It can be a great outdoor garden decor as well!) Hope you have fun with them! You can create the owls with any fun or pastel colors they will be gorgeous! This painting project is much easier than it seems, you can easily create some with the kids as well!
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DIY Beaded candle holder and vase
Spring is THE time to experiment with color ! Let your inner garden party goddess come out with this chic & easy DIY project! You will love how easy is to create gorgeous home decors with this simple, but brilliant  beading technique! To create this fun and gorgeous beaded pattern you will need  transparent acrylic paint , spray paints and that's all! With this brilliant beading technique you can turn boring old decor elements and household trash into gorgeous stylish home decor pieces! You can use mason jars, tin cans, boring vases and almost everything to create you own fresh spring decors! (Of course you can use a pearler pen as well.)
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DIY Painted rose mason jars - step-by-step painting tutorial (spring decor)
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 rose painted mason jar is not just only a perfect stylish ( spring/Easter ) decors for your home, but it's also very easy to paint ! With this great step-by step painting tutorial making these gorgeous rose mason jar vases will be a piece of cake, even if you are a beginner in hand painting !
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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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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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Winter wine bottle bird feeders (with free plan)
Today,she's sharing a How To Build A Wine Bottle Bird Feeder tutorial with us! And the best part is that it isn’t ridiculously hard to make if you have a few DIY tools on hand! With this nice free woodworking plan you can get one self-dosing bird feeder that can help your little feathered friends to survive at winter, or this glass bottle bird feeder  can be a perfect gift for anyone in your family who loves to observe birds (and squirrels)! And as an extra you can upcycle some glass bottles with this wooden bird feeder wich is also nice!
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DIY Painted pumpkin mason jars - fall decor (mason jar craft)
Mason jars are not for just canning! They are also perfect as a crafting material! For example: create a cute mason jar pumpkin ! This time Sustain My Craft Habit will show you how to make a super cute pumpkin jar out of simple mason jars and wine corks in no time! Whether you will display the finished pumpkin jars in a group or scattered everywhere around your home, they will be astonishing! Get the step-by-step tutorial at sustainmycrafthabit.com, 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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DIY fun light bulb birds with feathers - recycle craft
We bet you never throw away light bulbs and always waiting for inspiration to use them up .. like today, when we  decided to share this brilliant recycling craft idea with you! So grab a few old light bulbs and create these lovely light bulb birds. These beautiful light bulb birds are so colorful and look great hanging from the ceiling! Learn to decoupage light bulb birds with tissue paper with the help of Crafts by Amanda's written tutorial. The light bulb birds are not just only perfect ways to upcycle some household trash, but they also  can be gorgeous decors in your home or garden at springtime! The kids will love to create a few fun colorful light bulb birds with you!
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Easy DIY Christmas decor ( candle holder) from mason jar & salt
One of or favorite holiday decorating projects is this super easy to make and budget friendly DIY snowy mason jar luminary. These are perfect for decorating your Winter / Christmas mantle, dining table or front porch.Crystal decorated her snowy jars with a piece of faux greenery with tiny berries and a twine bow. Then added a battery-operated tea light inside. We love the way they glow! Besides of this winter luminary is super gorgeous it's also super inexpensive and easy to make! This winter craft project is suitable for kids of all ages.
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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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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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Santa and his friends - christmas treat jars
We all love things that sparkle-especially glitter. Glitter at Christmas is extra magical. Put it on some cute jars and it makes a perfect little party favor or neighbor gift or project for the kids! Make these darling Christmas Treat Jars in any size you want and then fill them on up!
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DIY Pink hot chocolate mason jar gift - Valentine's day gift
This mason jar hot chocolate by Homemade Ginger makes the perfect edible DIY ( Valentine's day ) gift ! Easy to make, adorable, absolutely delicious and PINK! ! Follow along Homemade Ginger's recipe and make this edible gift that your friends and family will love! This pink hot chocolate recipe is beautifully rich and creamy, and so cozy to share together!
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DIY Fruit infused water - cool summer drink
These simple and delicious fruit infused waters by Clean & Delicious make it easy to drink more water and stay hydrated all summer long. Adding in-season summer fruits like strawberries , cantaloupe , blueberries and watermelon into your drinks is a a great way to get them at their tastiest and most nutritious. Enjoy these at the beach, on the run, while gardening or just relaxing after a nice warm summer day:
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DIY Light bulb hot air balloon - recycling craft
Create something really special out of simple light bulbs ! These hot air balloons are perfect examples of creating something beautiful and delicate out of simple trash just as old light bulbs . Creative isn't it? Making the light bulb hot air balloons is very simple, and you can recycle a few light bulbs with it, which is also a very nice thing! Of course, with this painting technique hot air balloon light bulbs can be made in any other color, if black is not your color. The light bulb hot-air balloon can be a great frugal decoration in the classroom ( in the spirit of recycling ) as well! But because it's glass, this craft project is not suitable with small children.
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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 mason storage jars with furniture knobs
This DIY Mason storage jar by Haute & Healthy Living is an attractive way to organize items like Q-tips, cotton balls, and bath salts. Plus they’re simple and affordable to make! The mason storage jars are perfect bathroom or kitchen decors and they are also very useful in organizing almost everything!  You can decorate your (shabby chic / vintage style) home with these gorgeous storage jars or gift them to your friends or family.
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DIY Bath tea - all natural skin care (bath tea recipe)
DIY Bath tea will be your evening soak's new best friend because homemade bath tea is the easiest way to transform your evening bath into an all-natural spa situation. More glamorous than your regular bathwater, and even better for your skin & health than your daily dose of tea! Bath tea is pretty much what its name says: a cotton cloth bag filled with various herbs, flowers, salts, powdered milk, and many other skin soothing natural ingredients. Simply fill a bag with your bath tea, tie it, and hook over your hot tap while you run your bath, as usual, letting the water flow through the tea bag to create an indulgent bespoke soak.
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Fishnet wrappet wason jar lanterns
Decorate your home or your summer party with this stylish and low budget fishnet wrapped mason jar craft! You can use the fishnet wrapped mason jars as stylish party lanterns on a summer party , a beach style  vase, or as a nice and practical desk organizer... there are so  many possibilities! You can use any empty glass jars/bottles to create this nice fishnet wrapped macrame lantern, even the most boring ones (just spice them up with different colorful yarns or ribbons! )
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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 no fuss amigurumi aquarium - free crochet fish pattern
This no fuss amigurumi aquarium by Eden Reborn is so unique,fun adorable and also super  quick to crochet!  This no fuss amigurumi aquarium with this super adorable crochet goldfish and seaweed can be a great gift for kids and adults both! It can be  also a great kids room decor, or you can gift his cute miniature amigurumi goldfish for a friend as a pet! Who can resist a super cute (kawaii) and fun gift? Especially if its crocheted? Alongside the free written crochet pattern you will find and extra pictorial tutorial on how to assemble your very own adorable amigurumi aquarium (goldfish and seaweed). This super cute crochet fish is easy-to-create and perfect to start with:
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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 Plastic bottle Santa gift box with craft foam - Christmas gift
What an amazing idea to recycle plastic bottle into this festive Santa gift box ! It is always a great feeling when we are making the preparation for Christmas , especially if you can recycle something from trash into treasure to make something unique for the whole family. Start with an empty plastic bottle to create this fantastic homemade Christmas craft. A plastic bottle Santa gift box is an inexpensive way to decorate your home for the holidays or create fun gifts for the whole family ! This adorable gift box has been made with craft foam, it's fun to make and eco-friendly.
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Crochet mason jar cozy (free crochet pattern)
Repurpose / upcycle empty mason jars and tin cans for flowers, pencil cups, cutlery holders, craft supplies, combs / cosmetics or wherever you want some pretty organization ! This free crochet pattern is very easy ( made with only beginner crochet stitches ). This crocheted jar/can cozy is a very nice ( and low-budget ) way to decorate your home ! These mason jar/tin can cozies are changeable ( and washable ) so you can easily dress up your jars/cans/bottles differently in any season/holidays if you wish! You can use any size and color yarn , the final products will be gorgeous!
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