35+ Glass Bottle Crafts from Your Recycling Bin

35+ Glass Bottle Crafts from Your Recycling Bin

I’m sure you’ve heard me mention it countless times, but glass recycling is no longer available where I live. While we’ve adjusted our shopping habits to accommodate this, it’s not always easy to avoid glass bottles and jars. Which means I am ALWAYS looking for upcycling ideas for glass bottle crafts.

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Decorating for Spring with Fairy Garden Accessories in Vintage Glass Jars

Decorating for Spring with Fairy Garden Accessories in Vintage Glass Jars

Several years ago, before I even started my blog, I created some “Spring Jars” using fairy garden accessories and dollhouse accessories to create mini fairy gardens. I just thought they were the cutest things ever- y’all know I love miniature ANYTHING! And when I reposted the old photo on my Facebook page, the positive response was overwhelming. So, I knew I needed to create a few new ones to put up here on my blog.Read more ›

Irish Countryside in a Vintage Mason Jar for St. Patrick’s Day

Irish Countryside in a Vintage Mason Jar for St. Patrick’s Day

Back in July 2001, I celebrated my quarter-life achievement by taking myself to Ireland. I saved my pennies, researched and planned, and enjoyed a wondrous week abroad, visiting Dublin, Galway, and the Ring of Kerry. One of my very favorite moments, though, was driving through the Burren- a rolling landscape of classic Irish countryside. The patches of green are seemingly stitched in place by lines of dry stone wall- for a girl from the Chicago suburbs, this was exotic in its pastoral simplicity.Read more ›

Upcycling Mason Jar Lids into Rustic Christmas Ornaments

Upcycling Mason Jar Lids into Rustic Christmas Ornaments

Mason jar lids are an ideal craft project material, aren’t they? I frequently find the lids and bands at thrift stores, and crafting with them is always fun! This bag of lids was a great find on one of my thrifting adventures and I knew they’d be perfect for upcycling into rustic Christmas ornaments.

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Christmas Snowglobes in Vintage Mason Jars

Christmas Snowglobes in Vintage Mason Jars

A few years ago, I made a series of Christmas snowglobes – the waterless kind. A trendy retailer had advertised their version for an uppity price, prompting me to try and recreate them myself. And let me tell you, an obsession was born! Of course, my versions were made with vintage mason jars (or other old jars) and vintage Christmas decorations that were dainty enough to fit.Read more ›

DIY Beach Decor or Ocean Decor in Vintage Mason Jars

DIY Beach Decor or Ocean Decor in Vintage Mason Jars

Over the years, I’ve procured several vintage mason jars – particularly those with air bubbles inside the glass. I’m such a sucker for old aqua jars with their vibrant color and crusty zinc lids. So, I decided to upcycle a few of my own into DIY beach decor using treasures from past beach vacations.
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