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Reuse Glass Containers with These DIY Projects

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Have a surplus of glass you don’t know what to do with? At Glass Doctor®, not only do we fix your panes, we also provide creative solutions. Use your extra glass pieces as inspiration for your next DIY project. Here are a few of our favorite techniques…

Etching – Etching is easily done with some etching cream, paintbrushes or Popsicle sticks, and tape. Create your own unique design or monogram for added elegance to any glass piece.

Jars with initials etched into their surface

 

Source: http://crownhilldaybyday.blogspot.com/2012/02/diy-glass-etching.html

Frosting – Whether you add a simple chevron stripe or fancier flower design, using a frosted glass finish can complete the look for any mirror or glass jar project. Tape off the area you want to spray around for cleaner, more distinguished edges.

A mirror with chevrons etched into the surface A vase etched used rubber bands to leave clear lines

 

Source: http://sassypickle.blogspot.com/2011/07/zigzag-mirror.html
Source: http://www.plumadorable.com/march-mantle/

Glittering – Gluing a glob of glitter to your choice of glass can add that extra glitz and magically transform it into something entirely different. Whether you glam up last season’s candle holders, flower vases, or champagne glasses, glitter will surely do the trick.

Champagne flutes with glitter embellishments

 

Source: http://www.favecrafts.com/Wedding-Crafts/Champagne-Shimmer-Toasting-Glasses

Painting – Perfect your glassware with a drop of paint. Whether you want the traditional, stained glass look or modern metallic or milky look, opportunities are infinite. Play with the color wheel by incorporating color blocking or an ombre appearance by including multiple shades of one color.

Jars with the inside painted different colors

 

Source: http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2012/05/recycle-old-glass-jars-into-colorful-objets-dart.html

Stenciling – Get practical by grabbing a stencil and some paint and labeling your storage jars in the kitchen or play room. To be more versatile, you can use chalkboard paint so you can easily repurpose your jars. For a chic look, use puffy paint or a glue gun to write inspirational messages on a flower vase and then paint over the lettering with a solid color for a three-dimensional look.

Jars painted with matte paint

 

Source: http://pureandnoble.blogspot.com/2011/06/reduce-reuse-recycle-repeat-mason-jars.html
Source: http://www.i-do-it-yourself.com/2010/03/diy-chalkboard-paint-ideas/

 

In addition to these enhancements, you can repurpose your glass with these three tricks.Get organized– Frame your glass and put a gradient of paint swatches underneath, designating each column as a day of the week, and ta-da, you’ve got yourself a fashionable dry/erase monthly calendar! You can also do this with a to-do list, or chore chart designating each square for a day of the week or member of the family.

 

Source: http://diycenter.net/2013/02/22/paint-swatches-glass-dry-erase-marker-calendar/

Go naturalAdd an element of green to your living space by planting a terrarium in your extra jars. Plant flowers, moss or any greenery of your choosing.

 

Source: http://www.yellowbrickhome.com/2011/04/19/dino-battle-and-building-a-terrarium/

Light upHomemade lighting can create the perfect ambiance to any backyard event. Combine tea light candles with mason jars to light up a path way, or use string to tie them from the tree tops.

 

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