Cloisonne Vase Inspiration with Florist Vases from the Thrift Store

Cloisonne Vase Inspiration with Florist Vases from the Thrift Store

Florist vases are a staple at most thrift stores, aren’t they? On one of my thrifting excursions (many, many months ago), I came across a shelf that was exploding with them. And for whatever reason, I started wondering if they could be painted to look like a Cloisonne vase. 

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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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Amber Glass Bottles for Fall Decor

Amber Glass Bottles for Fall Decor

I’ve been an avid collector of antique bottles for many years now. But in all those years of hunting down my collection, I never once picked up any amber glass bottles. My eyes went straight for the aqua and green bottles, and now I’m kicking myself for passing them by. Because they are positively PERFECT to use in fall decorating. Read more ›

Milk Caps on Vintage Milk Bottles as Spring Decor

Milk Caps on Vintage Milk Bottles as Spring Decor

When my County stopped recycling glass, I became a more mindful consumer. But as much as I tried to avoid glass containers, I was intrigued by a certain brand of soup. I thought the glass bottle looked like those old glass milk bottles. And I wondered if I could upcycle it with milk tops into Spring decor?Read more ›

Glass Fishing Floats or Japanese Glass Floats for Nautical Decor

Glass Fishing Floats or Japanese Glass Floats for Nautical Decor

Full disclosure – this upcycling idea and tutorial was first published in July of 2014. But in the years since, the product I used to make these glass fishing floats went off the market. So, I started from scratch with new products, MUCH better photos, and Japanese glass floats that are simple and inexpensive nautical decor. Who says beach home decor can’t come from the thrift store anyway? Read more ›

Testing out a Spray Paint for Glass with Terracotta Spray Paint

Testing out a Spray Paint for Glass with Terracotta Spray Paint

If you’ve ever wondered how to spray paint glass or were curious about a spray paint for glass that looks like terracotta, then this upcycling idea and tutorial is for you! I’m testing out some terracotta spray paint by Rustoleum to see if I can create a realistic terracotta vase that I can use as southwestern decor or even Boho decor.Read more ›

Demijohn Bottle or Demijohn Vase from Empty Glass Bottles for French Country Decor

Demijohn Bottle or Demijohn Vase from Empty Glass Bottles for French Country Decor

Since my county no longer recycles glass, the last thing I planned on buying from the thrift store was an empty wine bottle. But this particular glass bottle was an unusual shape and seemed ideal for upcycling. It made me think of a demijohn bottle that you might see French country decor. So, repurposing it into a demijohn vase seemed like its decorative destiny.
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Alcohol Ink Painting on Glass Pumpkins for Fall Home Decor

Alcohol Ink Painting on Glass Pumpkins for Fall Home Decor

Every now and then, I choose to work on a project based on a crafting technique, as opposed to a really unique upcycling idea. And this, my friends, is one of those projects! You see, I’d been looking for a way to try out alcohol ink or alcohol paint paints for a long time. And I decided that creating alcohol ink art with glass pumpkins (or other round glass) would be fun for Fall home decor.Read more ›