As Chris mentioned a few weeks ago, mason jars have exploded (again?) onto the craft and DIY scenes. You can't look anywhere without seeing some crazy new use for them! As it stands, we're embracing the trend here at Curbly. To make things easy on you, here are 15 mason jar projects all in one place! Enjoy!
Quick! Can you guess what this tiny bud vase is made from? I'll give you one clue: with the right moves, it can be turned into an animal*. Now you're really curious, aren't you? Read on!
Inside: how to make a DIY reed diffuser to make your house smell amazing, fresh and clean.
You can pick up all you want, but the true indicator of how clean a home really is? The way it smells. During spring cleaning season, we wait for the days where it's warm enough to open the windows and air out the house, and do some serious scrubbing to get rid of the worst odor offenders. And when all's back to neutral, it's time to fill your home...
I have never met an empty wine bottle that I didn't like. Much to the dismay of my boo, I might add. "Why are you keeping these?" he asks when he finds my stash. "I've got a plan," is my usual answer, although up until now my "plan" included a bottle cutter (no, I haven't bought a decent one yet). However, now with these ideas, I have a veritable arsenal of replies to his question, which
Some vases just might be more beautiful without flowers in them. Here's a few examples. The Piso vase, pictured above, by Olav Slingerland when couple with 15 of its mates is extraordinary. At $109 a pop (that's $1,744 for all) I probably wouldn't want to risk
Don't you just love new ways to tart up old glass? I do, which is why this mercury-finish idea grabbed my attention. Bethany has
Gluing rope around glass cylinders is calming and therapeutic, especially when you're not being beckoned outside. Simple and fun, all you need are some leftover glass vases, a heap of 1/4" or 1/2" jute rope, a hot glue gun or other good, clear, heavy glue. Think of all the rope accents you could do. You could even paint them. See more...
If you haven't heard, Valentine's Day is this Sunday. Are you ready for it? If not, check out these great how-to posts from the Curbly vault. We <3 them!
A few weeks ago, these brilliant wine bottle vases designed by Erik Anderson made their way around the craft and style web world. But this time of year, we're not apt to spending much time outside, and then wind isn't apt to let you keep 'em lit.
Some bottles +
Who doesn't have a goofy shot/shooter glass hidden in a cupboard somewhere? Using them as vases is a great way to give them new life. As for the silly sayings printed on them, How about orange has that problem solved: Upholster them with fabric sleeves.
With some high-temperature clear caulk and a little sand, you can put an interesting finish on clear light bulbs. A nice addition to your bar strip-light bathroom fixture or Potted Light Bulb Lamp perhaps?
What You Need
Clear light bulb (I’d stick with lower wattage. The bulb in the example was 40 watt.)
Hight temperature clear caulk (I found this at Menards for about $6.50 in the heating department.)
Sand (Any kind will do, but finer...