Hey im new to cut out and keep but i think its great. So my gran has heaps of glass jars, and she wanted me to have them. So i was wondering whether anyone had any ideas for what i can do with them.
WOW guys have have heaps of good ideas
I'm not much use as I have the same problem. I know you could use them to make candles. Fill them with wax and a wick but it depends on the size. They are also good for making snowglobes if they are pretty shapes. I did that with some little kids and they loved it. Or as lanterns...
Anyway, I hope some other folks come up some better ideas. I'll keep checking the thread myself, I could use some new ideas.
Maybe you could decoupage them and use them as a vase?I love making that with glass yars.
the other thing I like to do with them is to wrap them completly around with thick yarn and put some candles in them.So the little parts that you leave out with the yarn throw beautifull shadows on the wall.
Am I making any sence?
i love glass-painting glass jars!!! if you dont have special glass paints, use acrylic ones for a bolder effect, ill be posting some projects with glass jars soon so take a look at them
I use them as storage for things like pens and pencils. This thread reminded me i had a creation to post about glass jars.
And to decorate them i use nail varnish, it sticks to the jars easily, doesnt chip and as long as your not using them as candle holders or anything is perfectly safe, just apply it in a well ventilated place.
Also why not fill them with good luck stars? I bought a big jar specifically for this purpose and so far it looks cool, no where near full yet, think the jars too big lol.
You can always paint them with spray paint made for glass and use them for tea lights in your yard. You can also attach wire hangers and hang them from the trees as well. I've seen this done on different web sites and the effects look wonderful!
Make a bottled garden. Layer of sand, then grit/gravel, earth, and a little plant or moss or something, a little bit of water. glue the lid shut. It will carry on growing forever
I agree that they're wonderful for storage. I have lots of little bits that I had to go out and buy jars for (e.g. buttons, scrabble tiles, cabochons, various jewelry findings). I have two huge glass jars that a former boss gave to me and I use one of them to store recycled bubble wrap in which I reuse for shipping things from my shop and the other I use to put rings and pendants I sell in.
Well, I guess I won't be much more help, cuz I'd use them for storage, too! The cool thing about filling them with things like buttons, beads, and other lovely colorful things, is that you can actually display them on your desk/workspace, or just a shelf, because they look so pretty! You could even put them in a window...OOh, marbles would be lovely in a window jar!!! Like a quick and easy suncatcher! Also, you can use epoxy to apply a mozaic of calas/flat marbles to the outside of your jars, and place tealight candles in them. The colors will dance with firelight!
Thanks for all the idea
There are a couple of good craft ideas on here.
Depending on how big they are you could make them into a themed cookie jar (this one is a batman one!!):
Or put lights in a jar for like a table top lamp, similarly to this person doing it with a wine bottle:
Or a fairy in a jar:
Or you could just use it for storing stuff. I have a small jar that I use to keep in my paper clips, stables and stuff like on it.
I re-use a lot of glass jars in place of plastic tuperwear. It doesn't leak plastic stuff into your food and the glass doesn't absorb odors.
Or try some glass etching like this http://naughtysecretaryclub.blogspot.com/2010/01/i-love-to-create-glass-etching-is-my.html.
Tealeee have you had any luck deciding what you want to do with your MILLIONS of jars!?!?
I usually use spare jars [if they're small enough] for dried herbs and spices.
Or if I want them to be decorative I usually make science, nature, or Hallowe'en themed ones.
Examples: a jar of "embalming fluid", bottled spiders, "bannana slug slime" used neon yellow highlighter marker felt to colour water.
Or if you put a layer of pebbles at the bottom of a wide topped jar it's a great incense burner.
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