School is out for the summer, and that means loads of down time. Need a kids craft idea to keep little hands busy? Making a mini fish tank is inexpensive and fun (even if you're a grown up!). I actually pulled the idea for this project from my own childhood. When I was a kid, I made one of these mini fish tanks for my dollhouse. I remember being so pleased with myself, because it looked so real with the tinted water, and the fish could actually float! This kid-friendly craft project is easy to execute, and with drying time included can be completed in about an hour.
I always stop by the little Christmas village displays in craft stores and look at them for a while, wondering how I could use bits and pieces of it in my holiday decorating without being tacky. It turns out I wasn't thinking creatively enough, because this simple solution is absolutely perfect for me.
So you LOVE blue Mason jars, but don't have the cash to run to your nearest antique store to buy any. OR you LOVE the idea of colored glass but just not blue glass. No worries. Craftberry Bush teaches us how to dye any old clear glass jar rescued from the recycling into any color we desire. The cool thing is, we probably have everything
Go to any yard sale or secondhand shop and one thing is apparently clear: there is no lack of goofy vases in the world. Kim turned her thrift store vases (purchased for 50 cents a piece) into
Lauren and her electrician husband determined to make a jar pendant chandelier modeled after Pottery Barn's Exeter light fixture (pictured below), which retails for $399. Lauren & Co. pulled their homemade version
Kristy assures us we can whip up one of these lovely lacy lights in 5 minutes. The supplies? Minimal, just like we
These sweet hanging jar lanterns come to us from Crafty Nest, who tells us they are not only easy but cheap to make! Supplies you'll need to make some include....
Got jars? Need frames? Do this.
It's a chair. Made out of jars. See more examples of how Johnny's brain works by visiting his website.(His Nickel Couch, made out of approximately 7,000 nickels, is definitely worth a gander. It's lovely.)
Martha shows us how to easily turn ordinary glass jars into pretty storage containers using glass etching and stick-on letters.
To make them, you'll need:
- painter's tape
- vinyl stick-on letters & decorative tape
- etching cream
- gloves, an old long-sleeved shirt
- paint brush
To read the rest of the tut, visit this page at Martha's place.