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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 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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DIY Neon mason jar mummies - fun Halloween decor
Halloween isn’t Halloween without a mummy or two! These neon mason jar mummies 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 Miniature elements jar medals - unique gift idea
Are you looking for a frugal, super easy , super fun and unique gift or accessory? Try these miniature orbit jars!  These element (or orbit) jars gonna rock your world! There are so many fun crafts when it comes to mason jars, but this is so far our favorite because it has so many possibilities. You can create decorative mason jars or miniature glass bottle medals with orbit or star themes (Moon, Earth, Sun, starry sky or galaxy ) or you can create other fun and unique mini glass bottle medals (rainbow, unicorn, lucky green, 4 element bottles etc) This mini glass bottle medal can be a great gift for any occasion or you can create some for yourself just for fun. This jewelry making project is absolutely suitable for teens and kids as well! . . .
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DIY Gorgeous and easy crochet mason jar cover - free 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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DIY no fuss amigurumi aquarium - free crochet fish pattern
This no fuss amigurumi aquarium 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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DIY jellyfish in a bottle - fun recycling craft for kids
Upcycle some common household trash into a super fun frugal summer toy: a floating jellyfish in the bottle! How to play: just let the kids turn he bottle upside down – they’ll be surprised to see the plastic bag jellyfish moves every time they turn the bottle! This will help exercise young kids hand and arm muscles as well when they flip, rotate or turn the bottle. They can also learn about the relationship between the direction of bottle and the movement of the jellyfish. For older kids, you can ask them questions about why the jellyfish always floats up to the water surface and what is the differences between the real jellyfish and the one in the bottle. You can make a few extra bottles for your child’s friends! . . .
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DIY Easy and natural mosquito repellent candles
Did you know that you can make your own mosquito repellent candles? And it is actually super easy! Just follow the step-by-step instructions on The country chic cottage and use this easy natural mosquito repellent candle recipe all summer long. This mosquito repellent candle is a part of summer in mason jars week where she shares jar ideas all summer long, so don't forget to check out the other brilliant summer mason jar crafts created by Angie! What we love the most in this mosquito repellent candle is :it's natural, frugal and super easy to make. This homemade mosquito repellent candle can be a great addition to your upcoming garden party as well! . . .
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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 such a popular vintage/rustic decor items these days. Not only are they cheap, but they’re super easy to personalize and slip into decor. So grab your mason jars, acrylic paints 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 pastell combo! . . .
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DIY Vintage mason jar soap dispenser - upcycling craft
Give your kitchen or bathroom some style with mason jar soap dispensers! They’re inexpensive to make and brings the perfect vintage touch to your space. Follow these easy step-by-step instructions to learn how to make your own lovely vintage/shabby style soap dispenser with a single mason jar and a store bought liquid soap! This upcycling craft project will give you a great start to decorate your home in rustic / vintage style, and  it's easy to make and inexpensive as well! This mason jar soap dispenser also could be a great frugal spa gift for your loved ones!  Who loves mason jars as much as we do? . . .
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DIY Beach terrarium from a mason jar - summer decoration
Today Laura from Finding Home is sharing with us how to make a gorgeous and super simply to make beach terrarium! If you are like us and you are patiently waiting for your beach vacation and need a little bit of “beach” right now, or if you want to display your memories and treasures from a vacation already enjoyed – this project is perfect!   Simply find your favorite jar, with or without a cover, fill with sand found at a craft store (or your favorite destination) and begin layering in your seashells and treasures. This mason jar beach terrarium is simple way to store your treasures or bring memories (or anticipation!) into your home. She used a mixture of coral, starfish, sea glass, sand dollars and shells. . . .
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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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How to make a homemade butterfly feeder ( 2 different ways)
Besides bringing a magical beauty to any garden, butterflies help promote growth by pollinating flowers. You can attract more butterflies to your yard with these super easy to make and frugal DIY butterfly feeders – one made with a ceramic plate and one made with a mason jar – that also serve as attractive garden ornaments. Mother Nature would definitely approve. Dont forget to hot glue some colorful silk flowers on your butterfly feeders to help attract butterflies.  Fill the feeders with the sugar water butterfly food, and watch your beautiful garden butterflies as they enjoying it! . . .
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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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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 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 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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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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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 Eternal terrarium from a light bulb - recycling craft
This DIY eternal terrarium is an absolutely amazing upcycling project which costs almost nothing! Grab and old light bulb, fill it with small rocks,dirt and moss and bring a little bit of nature inside your home! You can recycle old light bulbs (or other glass containers) to create your own miniature ecosystem. This miniature eternal terrarium will spice up your room and the best: you don't need to take care of it at all! Add a little water, close it down and voilá' you have an eternal miniature garden in your room!  Crafts with nature are always the bests, but with this green upcycling hom decor project  you can recycle some glass trash as well, which is also a very nice thing! . . .
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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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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 mason jar chick and Easter egg vases
Welcome Easter by making these adorable chick and Easter egg themed jars with your kids! Best of all, you can use them as cute decor in their rooms throughout the whole year. These chick and Easter egg mason jar vases (or treat jars) are sooooooo cute and you can make them literally in minutes! You can give them to your own kids, or they’d also make adorable gifts for grandkids, teachers and even coworkers and friends. They are so simple to throw together and mason jars seem to make simple things look fancy. And when they’re empty, you can use them as cute spring/ or kid's room decors! (Imagine a super cute chick pencil holder!) . . .
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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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DIY Recycled Easter bunny vase from a mason jar
Easter is just around the corner! If you love recycling crafts and frugal but still adorable and gorgeous spring /Easter decors you will love this brilliant mason jar bunny vase! If you have some empty mason jars, and a little acrylic paint you can make it literally in minutes!  You can create plenty of different animals or creatures for all different holidays as well! I'm pretty sure you will going to think twice now before throwing away that salsa jar or tomato sauce jar. Especially because we think one bunny isn't enough! Why not make a whole Easter table setting with mason jar bunnies?  This is such a quick, inexpensive and fun way to impress your Easter party guests! . . .
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DIY Speckled robin’s egg mason jar - easy Easter decor
Follow Malia's step-by-step painting instructions and create this gorgeous speckled robin’s egg mason jar vase to welcome spring into your home! Then you can fill it with pretty fresh or faux flowers.  Baby’s breath looks so  fabulous in it and it’s also inexpensive, light and adds nice texture. You can upcycle some old empty mason jars and create a gorgeous frugal spring decor with this brilliant painting technique at the same time! This fun painting (speckling) technique also works with other colors: imagine a nice ivory vase with gold speckles or other vibrant/pastel acrylic colors! . . .
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Mushroom fairy house from an old jar - creative upcycling
 Air drying clay + mason jar = an adorable fairy house! Watch this step-by-step video tutorial and you’ll see the amazing process as an ordinary glass majon jar is magically transformed into a mushroom fairy house! This is a fun, easy spring craft project you can customize to your heart’s content. The finished fairy house containers couldn’t be more adorable! You can use the mushroom fairy houses as cute kids room decors or it can be a great centerpiece in you miniature fairy garden!  (If you would like to put it outside don't forget to use some kind of varnish!) You can slow down the video's speed: just click on the cog icon and choose "speed" option.) . . .
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How to decorate a glass bottle - frugal home decor idea
Look at these gorgeous and unique home decors! And it's just a few glass bottle, paint , yarn and household junks!  Brilliant, isn't it? This upcycling craft project is a perfect way to repurpose empty glass jars and bottles, and a lot of (broken,unused) things around your craft table! You can use:masking tape, buttons,figurines,twines,feathers,craft foam leftovers.. Almost anything! If your arrangement is done just simply paint it with a nice color of acrylic paint, and add a dab of gold paste and voilá' you have and unique, frugal and gorgeous home decor piece!  You can use the champagne bottles as a vase or decorate a mason jar for a cool pencil holder! . . .
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DIY Natural style woven baskets
We simply love Tilda-vintage style gorgeous and inexpensive home decor projects!  This natural style unique and useful little woven basket is a perfect craft project for you if you love simple stylish storage solutions and sewing! You can wrap your old mason jars, plastic containers, and almost anything with this brilliant basket making technique. If you need a visual help on how to weave a basket you can watch >>> this <<< nice video tutorial as a guide. (It's not the same natural style woven basket but it uses the same weaving technique) . . .
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DIY Tiki torch bottles - easy recycled garden decor
In honor of all the Labor Day BBQs they’ve created these stylish DIY tiki torches out of classic American liquor bottles. This  upcycling craft project is unbelievably easy to make! If you have a nice collection of (vintage) glass liquor bottles this craft idea can be a perfect way to reuse them in a stylish way! The light and atmosphere these glass bottle tiki torches create is absolutely stunning. We are a big  fan of tiki torches, but now you can bring that perfect party lighting to any event… not just a luau! These liquor bottle torches can be great party decors at summer BBQ's, or you can use them 'just' to spice up your garden (or man cave) decor. . . .
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DIY constellation jar - night light
Star gazing is absolutely one of our favorite things! But sometimes in big smokey cities star gazing is not so easy. With this brilliant, inexpensive, super easy & quick recycling craft idea you can bring the starry sky inside you room, wherever you are! So grab an empty mason jar and make this gorgeous DIY star constellation jar lantern (or night light)! This craft idea is perfect for kids at all ages, you can decorate their room with this constellation jar or just use it to calm them at night. If you aren't a fan of stars you can make any other fun patterns to the cake pan ( even you can accompany it with a colored led light, so it can be a perfect disco party decor as well!) . . .
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Lavender flower painted mason jars - step by step painting tutorial
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 lavender painted mason jar is not just only a perfect stylish (spring/Easter) decor for your vintage style home, but it's also very easy to paint! With this great step-by step painting tutorial making these gorgeous lavender vases will be a piece of cake, even if you are a beginner in hand painting! . . .
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Super quick stylish mini vase from a baloon
Can you guess what this tiny bud vase is made from? Clue: with the right moves, it can be turned into an animal! This modern, ceramic-looking vase can be made under 30 seconds and only requires two materials: a glass votive holder and a BALLOON! Crazy, right? I love that you can make it in just about any color, not to mention the fact that it has the appearance of matte glazed porcelain! You can use these quick and cute vases to decorate you home at spring or it can be a gorgeous addition to your wedding as well! This fun balloon vase is so easy and quick you can easily make some even if your aren't a craft goddess. . . .
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