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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 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 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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DIY Galaxy in a jar
Today she is going to show you how to make a Galaxy in a jar ! We really love the final result of this DIY, you can use the Galaxy jars as decor in your room or you can make some to give to your friends. They are very inexpensive to make ( maybe you already have all of the ingredients! )
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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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Winter luminaries - snowy pinecone candle jars
Make pretty winter luminaries that appear to be covered with freshly fallen snow using snow texture paint! Oh so gorgeous and perfect for the holidays, they are very easy to make. They will look great all lit up on your holiday table, on the mantle or even lining the walk to your door.
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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 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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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 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 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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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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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 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 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 heart lanterns with glass jars and fall leaves
These DIY heart leaf lanterns make beautiful gifts that even kids can make. These sweet little luminaries can be filled with treats and a candle or two and given as gifts. They are perfect for Christmas, Valentine’s Day or any other special occasion. (Or you can use them as fall decors!) You can experiment with other motifs as well, this mason jar lantern will be gorgeous in any form! (Imagine a nice butterfly or flower pattern for spring, or a christmas snowflake jar!)
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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 Easy Christmas mason jar luminary
This is something so fun about a mason jar luminary! It’s a pretty simple Christmas craft, but every one loves the fun glow! We love them because they are fun and easy to make! So easy to customize them too! A Christmas tree mason jar luminary is a great way to decorate for the holidays or seasons, too. You can use any stickers to create the pine tree shapes or you can simply draw the outlines with a marker and freehand paint it! These gorgeous Christmas tree jar luminaries will be a perfect addition to your Christmas 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 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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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 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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DIY Halloween magic potion bottle decor - upcycling craft
This is one of those halloween upcycling craft projects that is truly fun to make! You simply don’t know how your magic potion bottles will come out, which is part of the fun! Aren’t these DIY Halloween magic potion bottles are divine? And it’s fun to create something for Halloween that is less frightful and more fantastical. It’s like having all my Merlin-Dumbledore-Gandalf dreams come true, right before your eyes!  Sadie Seasongoods will show you in this nice craft tutorial how to make your own magic potion bottles from simple glass bottles or spice rack bottles!
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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 Fairy house with attic using two mason jars - recycle
In this nice step-by-step video tutorial Creative Mother shows you how she made a medium size fairy house with attic using two mason jars ( one on top of the other ) , tin foil, hot glue, white air-dry clay and acrylic paint. This super adorable fairy house is very fun to make and you can use it as candy jar for a candy bar, birthday party, thank you gift for a baby shower, kids' room decor , piggy bank, jewelry box, cookie jar or even as a fairy garden decor ! You can turn it into a lamp also adding some battery operated LED candle lights. The finished woodland fairy house containers couldn’t be more adorable!
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DIY coffee pot terrarium with succulents
It's  an absolutely amazing upcycling project: a DIY coffee pot terrarium! You can plant in them any air plants / succulents and it's easily spice up any boring interior.
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DIY Scarecrow mason jar craft - fall craft for kids
We are really excited to share this lovely scarecrow mason jar craft by Easy Peasy And Fun with you as it’s a super fun and easy mason jar craft project to make as well as a fancy homemade fall decor. A simple craft to add autumn charm to your home, do it yourself style. This little fellow will make the most wonderful fall decoration , either in the classroom as a pencil holder, sitting in your home with your other fall decor or on your front porch.This would be fun also for kids to make! There are many ways you can go about decorating your scarecrow mason jar craft the possibilities are endless! ( You can find tons of scarecrow face patterns by clicking >> here << )
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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 Yarn wrapped glass bottle and mason jar - upcycling craft
It’s fun to upcycle old glass bottles and jars, instead of just throwing them in the glass recycling pile. Wrap twine or colorful yarns around bottles and jars to create small vases and candle holders. As a bonus: if you cover the whole bottle with twine, you don’t even have to remove the label first! Wrap the jars loosely to allow the light from the candles shine through the twine. Because the twine is on the outside of the glass there will be no increased fire risk, but please remember never to leave burning candles unattended.
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