88 Outstanding Craft Projects Using Glass Jars

DIY Mason Jar Chandelier
DIY Mason Jar Chandelier

Seeing is believing, and what I have to show you will definitely make you a believer— a believer in your ability to make beautiful and useful items out of glass jars.

When I started my search for creative projects, I really didn't think I'd find many unique ideas, but I was pleasantly surprised. I found projects for every type of container: baby food containers and half pint, pint, and quart canning jars, not to mention jelly, salsa, and peanut butter jars. Below, you'll find a large collection of photos and ideas to choose from. Scroll down and follow the links to the specific instructions.

Don't throw out that jar— read on for many ideas for creative re-use!

Instructions for the chandelier shown above can be found at Sunset.

88 Glass Jar Craft Ideas

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Raised Letters
Spouted Lid
Stained Glass Votive
Moroccan Lanterns
Etched Drinking Glasses
Washi Tape Vases
Frosted Solar Lights
CD Lid on Painted Jar
Vintage String Holders
Grape Gem Wine Bottle Vase
Painted and Frosted Votives
Etched Canisters
Crocheted Jar Cover
Chalkboard Wine Bottles
Faux Sea Glass
Waterless Snow Globe
Snowman Luminary
Chalkboard Jars
Luminary Ghosts
String of Pumpkin Lights
Pumpkin Jack-o-Lanterns
Redneck Wine Glasses
Enameled Bottles
Knotted Hanging Lanterns
Sequin-Enhanced Vase
Wall Rack with Jars
Tissue Mosaic Lanterns
Tinted Glass
Etched Glass
Magnetic Spice Jars
Bottle of Light
Starry Night Luminaries
Etched Tea Lights
Christmas Containers
Paint a Glass Jar
Tissue Decoupaged Bottles
Mason Jar Mayhem
Handpainted Glass
Tinted Jars
Hanging Mason Jar Pendant Light
Amazing Solar Lights
Turkey Jar
Light Fixture
Leather Jar
Covered in Fabric
Penny Lanterns
Oil Lamp
Frosted with Epsom Salts
Butterfly Feeder
Sea Glass Votive
Turkey Treat Holder
Little Luminaries
Glowing Snowman
Wind Chimes
Candle Holder
Frosted Mason Jars
Decorated Vessel
Gift Purse
Snowman Candle Holder
Crochet Cozy
Cluster Lights
Halloween Beverage Holder
Photo Frames
Soy Candles
Village Silhouette
Repurposed Containers
Waterless Snow Globes
Apothecary Jars
Cloches: How to Drill Holes in Glass
Mesh Votives
Playroom Storage
Wall Vases
Jar of Fireflies
Gaston Chaissac on Glass
Mason Solar Lights
DIY Bank
Screen-Wrapped Luminaries
Floating Candles
Painted Vessels
Hurricane Candle Holder
Mason Jar Oil Candle
Hot Glue Decorated Vase
Yarn or Ribbon Dispenser
Faux Mercury Glass

1. Raised Letters

Make a cookie jar or a personalized vessel to hold just about anything. This would be a great gift idea for a teacher, mom, dad, or friend. Use one word or a saying to express your feelings for the recipient. All you need is a container, a glue gun or some raised letter-shaped stickers, and some spray paint. Visit the Lettered Cottage to see how really beautiful and simple this project is.

2. Etched Drinking Glasses

You don't need to know how to etch for this project, you just need to brush on some etching solvent. Especially nice is the fact that these are washable, not just for looks. See how to make these by visiting A Beautiful Mess.

3. Vintage String Holders

This is a perfect way to keep string balls from getting all knotted up. And they are so cute! It looks like they're sucking up a long string of spaghetti. A great project for kids, too. Find the tutorial at Handmade Charlotte.

4. Crocheted Jar Cover

T-shirt yarn is used to make these crocheted covers that look like little sweaters. You can easily make your own t-shirt yarn using any old or unwanted t-shirts that you have on hand. The crochet pattern is found at LVLY. It's a very easy project and so cute with the added ribbon.

5. Snowman Luminary

This little snowman actually looks cold with his fluffy snow finish. Put a battery-operated candle inside and it glows! Safe to use anywhere in the house or hang on the tree. Go to Club Chica Circle for the tutorial to make this winter luminary. Remember, snowman are appropriate all winter long.

6. Pumpkin Jack-o-Lanterns

If it's possible to think of a pumpkin or a jack-o-lantern as being "elegant," then that is what I'd call this decoration. If you're looking for an alternative to carving pumpkins this year, consider this craft project for your Halloween party. Find the tutorial at Chica Circle.

7. Sequin-Enhanced Vase

A surprising addition to the regular Mason jar vase: Beautiful sequins make an understated and unique decoration for a wedding reception or holiday party. Don't the sequins glisten like little bubbles? Find the tutorial at It All Started with Paint.

8. Tinted Glass

I think these are so elegant looking they give any jar a makeover appropriate for a wedding. You'll find the directions for this project at Fancy That.

9. Starry Night Luminaries

You'll find the tutorial for making these at Shabby Creek Cottage. They suggest using the luminaries as wedding decorations. That would be beautiful! I think they would also be very nice, and appropriate, for Christmas decor. This is a very simple project that even young kids will enjoy.

10. Tissue Decoupaged Bottles

Do you want to add a bit of color without a lot of expense? These tissue paper decoupaged bottles will add the colors that you want in your decor with very little time. You'll find the tutorial at Crafting a Green World. So simple and easy, but a beautiful addition to any room!

11. Hanging Mason Jar Pendant Light

Would you believe that this is an upcycled old bathroom vanity light strip? If you love this, you can find a used vanity light strip at a garage sale, flea market, or thrift store and make your own quite easily. The instructions are found at REMODELaholic.

12. Turkey Jar

Not only is this little turkey a nice decoration, it can also hold candies or nuts as a party favor. Find the tutorial at About Family Crafts.

13. Penny Lanterns

Here's a great idea for using some of the pennies you no doubt have collecting in a pile somewhere because it's too much hassle carrying them with you. These little lanterns are very attractive. Find the instructions at DIY ShowOff.

14. Sea Glass Votive

Make an elegant votive by following the tutorial given at a Pumpkin & a Princess. Two or three of these sea glass votives in different shapes and sizes would be gorgeous. If you don't have sea glass, consider using shells instead.

15. Wind Chimes

You'll find the tutorial at Saved by Love Creations. I'm really impressed with the look of this wind chime. Any beads might be used here, along with old necklaces or bits of metal.

16. Gift Purse

What a unique way to give a gift. Think of all the little gifts that would made even more thoughtful in this type of wrapping. Find the instructions at In My Own Style.

17. Cluster Lights

You can easily make this attractive cluster light by going to HomeTalk for the tutorial. This would be a beautiful addition to a patio or porch. I can even imagine it used as a Christmas decoration by adding a holiday-colored ribbon and greenery.

18. Village Silhouette

This is such a simple but beautiful idea for a Christmas centerpiece. It really does make you feel like you're looking at Christmas' past. Find the tutorial at Shabby Art Boutique.

19. Cloches: How to Drill Holes in Glass

Transform any old container into a tiny bell jar to showcase any collection or curio. Not only do you get a great tutorial on how to drill holes in glass, you also get instructions on how to make these rope knot cloches. Find the instructions and a tutorial at Turnstile Vogue.

20. Jar of Fireflies

Make catching fireflies super easy by assembling this container of faux blinking bugs. Glow-in-the-dark paint and some buttons give you the look of fireflies without the chasing. Find the tutorial at By Stephanie Lynn.

21. Screen-Wrapped Luminaries

At Low's, you'll find instructions and a photo of these luminaries along a walkway. Just beautiful. These would be outstanding made with small jars and flameless candles, arranged together in a table centerpiece.

22. Mason Jar Oil Candle

These lovely, festive oil candles would make excellent Christmas decorations or gifts. You'll love the choices you'll find when you go to Recycle Reuse Renew Mother Earth Projects for the tutorial.

23. Spouted Lid

This is such a great idea, it's amazing that I haven't seen it before....using a spout from a salt container to make a spouted jar! This site, the Cheese Thief, tells how to affix the spout on the lid and also shares a recipe for Thai fried garlic.

24. Washi Tape Vases

Aren't these vases beautiful? A perfect and inexpensive way to decorate for any occasion. With the huge variety of washi tapes, you can make anything from elegant vases for a wedding to patriotic vases for a picnic table. Find the tutorial for making vashi tape vases at HomeTalk.

25. Grape Gem Wine Bottle Vase

If you go to the Crafts USA site for the tutorial for making this from plastic leaves and purple glass marbles from the craft store, you'll also find a video tutorial.

26. Chalkboard Wine Bottles

This would be a unique way to give a gift of wine, or maybe a jug of homemade beer. Very classy-looking. The directions can be found at Doodlecraft. Notice the personalized words and messages on the bottles.

27. Chalkboard Jars

Until I found this project, I didn't know that there is a chalkboard contact paper available to purchase. These would be so handy for parties, so you know which is whose. Make these for a child's birthday party and gift them to the guests. For the directions for this cool project, go to the Weddingbee site.

28. Redneck Wine Glasses

Leftover jars with stems glued on? How fancy! I suggest using E6000 adhesive and this poem on the tag: Hez'nHurz Whine Globets: Ben wonerin wat to gitcha; An notnoin wat wood fitcha; Dezideddeez whine globets; Wit hapinez wood hitcha!; Find the step-by-step instructions at Krafting with K.

29. Wall Rack with Jars

So very simple to make and so many possible uses for this project. Put this this rack in the craft room, sewing room, garage, or bathroom. Use it for spices or dried goods in the kitchen. The options are endless. Go to Weeping Cherries for directions. I love the shabby chic look of this project.

30. Etched Glass

This is a beautiful look that would be appropriate so many times of the year, or even to display on a mantle or shelf. The directions for this project can be found at Factory Direct Craft.

31. Etched Tea Lights

To get that frosty look, you can use some clear Valspar frosting spray paint. Check it out at Recaptured Charm.

32. Mason Jar Mayhem

Learn how to make these beautiful hanging lamps using red glass gems by going to It All Started with Paint for instructions. These are absolutely stunning!

33. Ghosts

So simple, and yet so attractive. These ghosts would be a nice table decoration for a large party. They are inexpensive and easy to make. You can find the instructions for making at No. 2 Pencil.

34. Light Fixture

This is a very attractive look. It would work well lighting the patio on a warm summer evening. Make that patio party special for you and your guests. The directions can be found at Design Sponge.

35. Oil Lamp

Simple and rustic. Freshen the old idea of gas lamps with a new twist. Go to Raised In Cotton.

36. Turkey Treat Holder

This makes a nice little container for treats for a party or for the school kids. Kids absolutely love making these and taking them home. Go to Kids & Glitter for directions.

37. Candle Holder

The little glass flower pots that you can purchase fit perfectly inside the top of a regular-sized jar opening. Lots of opportunities here. Go to the Eyeballs by Day, Crafts by Night site for directions.

38. Pie-in-a-Jar

I can't wait to try this, I can think of all sorts of desserts to serve in them. Or you could do a mini pot pie if you want something savory. Plus, you can prepare ahead of time and then freeze so you have a reserve of mini pies on hand for whenever the mood hits you! Go to Our Best Bites to find out how to make these.

39. Halloween Beverage Holder

There are more ideas for how to decorate these along with directions at Editorial.

40. Repurposed Containers

What a beautiful way to repurpose jars and make them useful and attractive at the same time. Go to Happy Clippings for instructions.

41. Mesh Votives

All you need for this project is a stainless steel or copper scrubby and some glue. I made these to give as gifts and everyone who received one was so amazed that they were just jars covered with a scrubby. I used half pint jars, unwound the scrubby, and cut it in half. One half of a scrubby fit over without having to put a base on it. I just turned the edge up once on the bottom and hot-glued it in place. On the top, I turned the edge down twice and spot glued it. I added a fall leaf and a raffia bow to the top edge of the votive and put in a no-flame tea light. They were beautiful.

42. Gaston Chaissac on Glass

We do this project in an art class at school and the 5th graders just love it. For the directions and to see some pictures of the students' work, go to Kids & Glitter.

43. Floating Candles

What could be simpler than this? So easily put together, but a very elegant look. Go to Emmaline Bride.

44. Hot Glue Decorated Vase

This is one of the so easy, but so beautiful. With the hot glue and paint, they don't even look like jars anymore. Go to Home Heart Craft for directions.

45. Stained Glass Votive

Puffy paint and glass paint are used to make this beautiful stained glass votive or container. Go to First Palette for instructions.

46. Frosted Solar Lights

These frosted lights are beautiful. I can imagine them looking great during the day and especially at night. For directions, go to Free People.

47. Painted and Frosted Votives

It takes a few steps to achieve this look, but it is well worth the time. For instructions, go to Something Turquoise.

48. Faux Sea Glass

I love this soft faux sea glass look that doesn't take much, just some Elmer's glue and food coloring. Find all the instructions for this project at Meaningful Mama. I notice in this tutorial it says to paint on the inside of the glass, but other places I've seen to paint on the outside. I think I'd do the outside so I could fill it with something wet (since Elmer's is water soluble).

49. Luminary Ghosts

These ghosts aren't terribly scary, but they are cute and easy to make. Go to Crafts by Amanda.

50. Enameled Bottles

Easy and dishwasher-safe! The directions can be found at Woman's Day.

51. Tissue Mosaic Lanterns

This is such a simple and easy project, but look how beautiful it is. These can be used year-round. For directions, go to Kirsten Rickert.

52. Magnetic Spice Jars

What to do with all those baby food containers? This is one genius answer. Not only are the spices at your fingertips, they are very attractive. Go to DAV.I.SON to see how.

53. Christmas Containers

You'll find the instructions and an address for the vinyl letters on Super Saturday Crafts.

54. Handpainted Glass

They look like stained glass! Fiind instructions at Mommy Labs.

55. Lace-Trimmed

Just look at what beautiful containers you can make using scraps of paper, lace trim, buttons, and other embellishments. So many of these items you already have in your home. Find out how at Make the Best of Things.

56. Leather Jar

Everything goes in cycles and this craft is no exception. This 1970s-inspired craft is just as surprising and useful today as it was back then. All you need is masking tape and shoe polish. See The Craft Floozy.

57. Frosted with Epsom Salts

This beautiful frosted glass is made of epsom salts. For directions, go to Crafts Be Amanda.

58. Little Luminaries

I think baby food jars would work for this also. For directions, go to Favecrafts.

59. Frosted Mason Jars

Happy Hooligans has all the instructions you'll need to make these.

60. Snowman Candle Holder

A pattern for the face is included in the directions at Crafts 'n Things for this cute snowman.

61. Photo Frames

You'll find the directions for these at the Photojojo website.

62. Waterless Snow Globes

A set of these would look so nice displayed on an end table, library table, or mantel. Although these aren't filled with water, you can do so if you use a hot glue gun to affix the tree to the lid— when the glitter swirls around, it looks magical. Find out how to make them by going to the Anyone Can Decorate site.

63. Playroom Storage

I love the idea of using miniature animals or even soldiers or dolls on storage containers in the playroom. These would make an excellent gift or craft project for a child's party! Use clear plastic containers for safety. Go to House to Home for instructions.

64. Mason Solar Lights

Can you imagine these solar lite mason jars decorating your party table on the patio? Go to garden therapy for the instructions.

65. Painted Vessels

Beautify any jar so you can proudly display it in your kitchen. Go to Repiny to find a super easy-to-follow tutorial.

66. Yarn or Ribbon Dispenser

Go to P & G Everyday and find six other craft ideas, as well.

67. Moroccan Lanterns

Dimensional gold puff paint is the secret ingredient for turning plain old jars into jewel-toned treasures. Go to Design Sponge.

68. CD Lid on Painted Jar

At Our CD Crafts Weekend you'll find out how to shape CDs for votive lights and for a lid for a jar. A very simple and fun craft project for you and the kids.

69. Etched Canisters

These are pretty enough to have sitting out on the countertop. Martha Stewart has the instructions.

70. Waterless Snow Globe

This is really a pretty snow globe and it has the added benefit of not using water. Go to SaltTree for the instructions.

71. String of Pumpkin Lights

I love these. Go to Jeanetics.

72. Knotted Hanging Lanterns

I love the macrame look of these knotted hangers. The tutorial at Martha Stewart also has pdf sheets of the different knots to make following the directions really easy.

73. Potions

Include a display of witch's potions in your Halloween decor. Here's the instructions for How to Make Potion Bottles.

74. Bottle of Light

It always surprises me how much lit jars can hold a person's attention. I wonder if it's because the glass seems so much clearer when lighted from the inside. Go to Design Mom.

75. Paint a Glass Jar

This site, lisa liza lou has a great tutorial on how to paint a shaped glass jar. The pictured tutorial shows how to tape the jar before painting. A very nice tutorial.

76. Tinted Jars

This is a very interesting way of tinting jars to give them a vintage look. Amazing really. Find out how to tint jars by going to Creative Little Daisy.

77. Amazing Solar Lights

These are probably my favorite solar lights because I love the bright colors. Find the directions for making these solar lights at The Hand Me Down House.

78. Covered in Fabric

Depending on the bride's chosen colors, this would be a great table decoration idea. Not too expensive and yet very elegant looking. Go to Martha Stewart for instructions.

79. Butterfly Feeder

A butterfly feeder is a great addition to the back yard. Not only are you entertained with the flittering little creatures, you also get to feed them and enjoy their beautiful colors. Go to Mother Rising to see how.

80. Glowing Snowman

Another really cute snowman to make. Go to dot com Women for instructions.

81. Decorated Vessel

I think this would be a great craft to do with the kids using beads, coins, shells, seeds, dried beans or grains, dried pasta, or whatever else you have around the house. The directions can be found at Squigly’s Arts & Crafts.

82. Crochet Cozy

Dress up plain containers by crocheting a beautiful cozies for them. You'll find instructions on the Grateful Prayer Thankful Heart site.

83. Soy Candles

The tutorial at Something Turquoise includes a recipe for making the soy candle and also a template for the decorator lid. A great gift idea!

84. Apothecary Jars

These apothecary specimen jars are fabulous. Just change the color of the ribbons or the items inside for the different seasons and holidays. Go to the See Jane Blog site.

85. Wall Vases

Use these as vases or fill them with dirt and plant succulents. See Craft-O-Maniac to find out how.

86. DIY Bank


87. Hurricane Candle Holder

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88. Faux Mercury Glass


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hazeltos 10 months ago from Summerfield, Florida

This is an unbelievable collection of ideas on what to do to mason jars and so forth. I love it. I was going to pick a favorite but I ended u[p loving so many of them I just couldn't. Excellent hub.

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Kristen Howe 12 months ago from Northeast Ohio

Lorraine, I love these ideas. They're so beautiful in the photos. I wish I had some jars to create them for the holiday season--and save some money in the process. So many of them are my favorites in this series, like the chandelier.

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lbrummer 14 months ago from Hartington, Nebraska Author

Thanks, Chin chin, for stopping by and commenting about the glass jar projects. I hope you find a couple that you'll want to make.

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Chin chin 14 months ago from Philippines

So many ideas for recycling glass jar here. I hope to copy some of them.

acreativethinker 2 years ago

Just love these ideas for using glass jars in so many creative ways. Great lens.Thanks for sharing. Take care :)

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Gypzeerose 2 years ago

Back to gaze at this lovely and practical lens, and to do a bit of bookmarking.

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Rock Artist 2 years ago

Great ideas!

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NicoleRM 2 years ago

This is my favorite lens of yours so far. Love the ideas, thanks

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MissLivvy 2 years ago

So creative! I can't even pick my favourite!!

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unicornblogger 2 years ago

LOVE LOVE LOVE the Halloween beverage jars! Awesome lens!

tonyleather 2 years ago

Big range of excellent ideas! Thanks a lot!

anonymous 2 years ago

Great Lens. A lot of ideas I can use for my restaurant. Thanks

Ciera1235 3 years ago

I once received a jar for Christmas it was fill of candy, with a saying around it saying something about a stress kit. The message was cross stitched a d then tied around the jar. Anyone out there heard about this or even no the saying?

Thamisgith 3 years ago

Very impressive! I had no idea there were so many different uses for glass jars.

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Michelllle 3 years ago

I love colorful lights and glass so I love this lens. I'm going to get some of that "Stained Glass Paint" and puffy paint and make some jars for presents. LOVE THIS.

RANADEEP 3 years ago

Very beautiful and also crafty ideas mam,great lense,thanks for sharing it with us!!

RANADEEP 3 years ago

Fantastic ideas,thanks for sharing maam!!

estella8309 3 years ago

I will go for the idea of the garden chandelier for sure.

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shewins 3 years ago

Nice, I love the tissue lanterns and the snowman candle holder the most.

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hazeltos 3 years ago from Summerfield, Florida

I especially like the pie in a jar idea. Great lens.

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happy-birthday 3 years ago from Here

I will try to make those "Snow globes", they look so cool! Thanks a lot for sharing all those great ideas! Great lens!!!

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leilasi 3 years ago from Belgium

That's so pretty! My faves are etched glass and trimmed glass. I love crafting and reusing things, will be doing them since we eat so man things from glass jars :-) Great lens!And thanks for the blessing!

anonymous 3 years ago

Saving all our jars for some outdoor summer fun garden crafting with my little one. Rather then buy all the things from shops thought we could make some :) brill lens

hairbowfan 3 years ago

Wonderful and beautiful ideas to make with glass jars. I particularly love the redneck wine glasses and the wall rack made with jars. I'm going to give them a go.

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ChenB 3 years ago

Crafts are great in general, but the only thing that makes crafting better is saving money and saving the planet by recycling what you already have. What a great job on this lens!

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ChenB 3 years ago

Crafts are great in general, but the only thing that makes crafting better is saving money and saving the planet by recycling what you already have. What a great job on this lens!

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MariaB LM 3 years ago

These ideas are good for organizing too.

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mwilliams1 3 years ago

What wonderful craft ideas. I just love the Pie in a Jar. What a very pretty lens.

MBCOnline 3 years ago

So many great ideas! Awesome lens!

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psiloveyou1 3 years ago

I love all of these. My daughter and I have been upcycling and crafting with jars and love it! Sending an Angel Blessing your way.

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ArtzeeChris LM 3 years ago

I love all these ideas. I especially like the fairy in a jar. Too cute!

Bobbing4Apples 3 years ago

Oh my goodness I love these. The Moroccan Lanterns are stunning! Thanks for the fabulous ideas. I'm always amazed by crafty people. I, well, let's just say lack in this area!

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DearReview 3 years ago

I love all these ideas. I need to start saving jars now.

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Judith Nazarewicz 3 years ago from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Thanks so much for the great ideas in this lens! I'm going to try some of these jars for gifts for Christmas!

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ismeedee 3 years ago

All I can say is... wow!!!

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ksktika 3 years ago

this is cool

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oddobjective 3 years ago

Love this many great ideas!!!

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Art Inspired 3 years ago

Thanks for all the art inspirations! Make it a creative day!

DurgaLakshmi07 3 years ago

You are very creative!

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LynetteBell 3 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

I love these thanks:)

DecoratingMom411 3 years ago

Wow! Those jars are so cute! Never thought of that! Thanks for sharing this interesting lens! :)

myspace9 3 years ago

Good lens.

Noveliaa 3 years ago

Great lens- I enjoyed reading it very much.

MiaMusement 3 years ago

I saw that epsom salt one somewhere else recently (probably Pinterest), and I'm going to give it a go. Hadn't thought of putting a collection of them on a metallic tray... that's a nice addition to the look. Thanks!

tahirmahmood 3 years ago

i like the lens

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GregoryMoore 3 years ago from Louisville, KY

These are some very neat ideas! Have you seen the redneck wine glasses that are made from Mason jars? That's a pretty crafty idea.

S619MPR 3 years ago

Jar art! Gotta love it

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malualhati 3 years ago

my favorite are the chalkboard jars. you can easily scribble personal messages too! terrific idea for the holiday season :)

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Mary Stephenson 3 years ago from California

Love the jar art ideas. Need to get my etcher out and get busy.

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bossypants 3 years ago from America's Dairyland

So many very clever ideas! I will be back to this page over and over. I think the epsom salts idea will be my first project!

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anne mohanraj 3 years ago

So many creative ideas . Will love to try them out! Thank you for sharing!

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MyWebsiteHostin 3 years ago

Thanks Loraine!Sent to the birds at Twitter, thought my followers would appreciate this.. Being near Christmas and all :D

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Kumar P S 3 years ago

Great ideas ! Thanks for sharing.

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Kumar P S 3 years ago

Great ideas ! Thanks for sharing.

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Essentially Ind 3 years ago

wow loved the Turkey Treat Holder theme..........beautiful. :)

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flinnie lm 4 years ago from Alabama USA

I love these glass jars crafts. Blessed and added to my lens...Squid Angel flinnie.

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Deadicated LM 4 years ago

Great ideas, thanks for sharing.

cricketlady 4 years ago

I love these Jars, My husband has a bunch of jars, I think I will get to crafting something with them.

anonymous 4 years ago

Am loving the chalkboard jars! Even that intor picture shows a really unique candelabra idea. Very cool!

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Diana Wenzel 4 years ago from Colorado

I love these glass jar projects. The chalkboard effects are especially appealing. Must be the teacher in me. And, oh, those pies in the tiny jars. Fabulous and delicious! I have been wanting to make one of those mason jar light fixtures for quite some time now. Thanks for sharing so many enticing craft ideas. Appreciated!

anonymous 4 years ago

I love crafting, and this is such a great collection it is unbelievable. Thanks for all your work collating this.

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Spiderlily321 4 years ago

You have so many great ideas on this awesome lens of yours. Thank you!

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TaraWojt 4 years ago

So many great ideas. The etched glass jars are so beautiful. Now I know what to do with my jars. Thanks.

anonymous 4 years ago

Fantastic lens, great job!

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pimbels lm 4 years ago

Very interesting. Great lens.

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TwistedWiseman 4 years ago

Never knew that jars can be this useful, we mainly store pickles and jam in them :D

pamlen 4 years ago

These are really great ideas, the glass jars are beautifully designed.

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fathomblueEG 4 years ago

What a beautifully insiteful lens. I love it so many ideas here:-)

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YogaAngel 4 years ago

Great ideas!

anonymous 4 years ago

Lots of great ideas! I love reusing items. *blessed*

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psiloveyou1 4 years ago

Tons of wonderful ideas here. I love them and might have to try a few.

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LaraineRoses 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

I was going to recycle quite a few glass jars and now you've got me rethinking that idea. There are so many useful and good ideas here for jars that I don't know where to start.Thank you. Angel Blessings!

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BLemley 4 years ago from Raleigh, NC

Very cool! The crafts are wonderful, homey, and very decorative ~ and creative! Love it! B : )

anonymous 4 years ago

Some brilliant idea here thanks so much. I can't wait until the holidays so we can make some of these :)

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JenaleeMortensen 4 years ago

Lots of wonderful ideas for using glass jars. I hate to throw away glass jars so this gives me some ideas for reusing those jars instead of throwing them away.

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Mandy Stradley 4 years ago

Neat craft ideas!

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Wedding Mom 4 years ago

I love how there are so many great things to do with glass jars. Thank you for sharing this.

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squidoogiftsfor 4 years ago

Fantastic! great ideas - I love this lens!!

Helene-Malmsio 4 years ago

Well, for goodness sakes, every one of these is a new idea for crafts using glass jars that I had not seen done before - where have I been? I will definitely be doing some of these soon!

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playercoach 4 years ago

What an absolutely CREATIVE lens. Great ideas here. I will be passing this on to my mom who has the time for and loves this sort of thing. Thanks for all your hard work in putting this together.

sheezie77 4 years ago

Great lens, well done! Squidlike

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DIY Mary 4 years ago

I love the etched glass and tinted glass jars.

BabyGirl1940 4 years ago

I need to make some chalkboard jars for when all the grandkids and greatgrandkids come to visit.

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caketech 4 years ago

There are so many great ideas here! Thanks for sharing!

WinWriter 4 years ago

I love the stained glass votive idea. I'm going to have to try that! I love learning something new. *Blessed*

purpleslug 4 years ago

Thanks for the great ideas with mason jars. Love all that you can do with them and they look so pretty. I also like the small jars glued to a candlestick holder and decorated with ribbon. I just gave a pair to a couple for their wedding toasts.

anonymous 4 years ago

Very crafty and creative projects with glass jars, they look lovely and are easily doable.

anonymous 4 years ago

I knew about that and I did some myself, but I'm happy you shared more ideas. I'll use them. Thanks. Nice lens.

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randomthings lm 4 years ago

This is so very clever! Thanks for sharing

YourFirstTime 4 years ago

Your crafts are so pretty - love the chalkboard paper.

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bwet 4 years ago

really cool ideas for repurposing glass jars. I have some at home which I don't know what to do with them. Felt that throwing it away is a waste...

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bwet 4 years ago

really cool ideas for repurposing glass jars. I have some at home which I don't know what to do with them. Felt that throwing it away is a waste...

cleanyoucar 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing these great ideas. Very creative I must say.

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lynnasafriend 4 years ago

I love jars for some reason, I have no idea why, but you have a wonderful lens.

anonymous 4 years ago

I love these ideas! Too bad they don't really use glass jars as much to package things :(

dellgirl 4 years ago

This is awesome, I love the ideas you have here! Thanks for sharing these. I'm facebooking, tweeting, and pinning this to Pinterest. **Blessed by a Squid-Angel**

JoshK47 4 years ago

What wonderful idea for used jars - always good to make cool, green crafts! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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HtCares 4 years ago

Awesome lens...such beautiful ways to recycle jars!! Thank you for sharing.

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andreaberrios lm 4 years ago

Such great ideas!! Thanks for sharing..Blessed*

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kristalulabelle 4 years ago from Wisconsin

So many great ideas! Nice job!

Lilly-n-Lloyd 4 years ago

Lots of fun ideas! Thank you!

sherioz 4 years ago

These are gorgeous.

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UKGhostwriter 4 years ago

Very inspiring!

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Gypzeerose 4 years ago

So many wonderful ideas! There are lots I want to try: the luminaries, the epsom salts jars. Squid Angel Blessed and pinned to my board Arts and Crafts I love.

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JoanieMRuppel54 4 years ago from Keller, Texas

Wow, lots of great ideas here, thanks so much for sharing. I still have a tissue covered baby food jar that my 29-year old son made in Kindergarten!

HandyCraftsman 4 years ago

Thank you for sharing your crafty and creative ideas with us in this lens -- I am inspired! :)

chezzymac 4 years ago

What wonderful ideas, I think your lens is amazing, thank you. chezzymac

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atlanticheart 4 years ago

Oh, I love some of these ideas! The jars with epsom salt look gorgeous!

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Erebos411 4 years ago

Who knew you could do so many things with glass jars. And to think I've been throwing away potential projects for years!

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Lareene 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

I love this lens I plan to purchase the mason and canning jars so creative and lovely thanks.

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aesta1 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Really great ideas. Just love that snowman.

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Craftypicks 4 years ago from Las Vegas

Great ideas. I love the look of all glass.

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LiteraryMind 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

Wow -- you have pretty much covered everything that could possibly be done to a jar. Thanks. Love the blue vintage look ones

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microfarmproject 4 years ago

Wow, so many ideas that I want to try! Thank you!

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WriterJanis2 4 years ago

Not only atr these really cute, but what a great way to recycle.

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gatornic15 4 years ago

You have so many great ideas here. I will definitely bookmark this for later.

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SoyCandleLover 4 years ago from Henrietta, New York

Wow! Lots of great jar projects. I have lots of canning jars I have saved because I can't seem to give them away. Great way to reuse them. I especially like the candle and light jars. Thanks for sharing

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JJNW 4 years ago from USA

Super fun ideas! I was trying to pick my favorite as I read, but I have at least 5 favorites. Ha. I have the jars - now off to play! ***Blessed by a SquidAngel*** for great presentation and fun ideas!

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Scarlettohairy 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

So pretty! I love all of these.

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athomemomblog 4 years ago from Guatemala

Yet another great lens! Now I wish I had some jars lying around . . .

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KateHonebrink 4 years ago

Who needs crafty ideas with all the great ones found in this lens! Awesome!!

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sousababy 4 years ago

Deserves a google +1.

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sousababy 4 years ago

Oh, I'm not too good at this stuff - but the Kleenex snowman I could probably pull off. Such creative ideas you have presented - great for kids to try. I have kept some glass jars that I liked (mostly jam ones) because of their unique shape . . so perhaps my daughter and will try something here. Thank you for sharing. Sincerely, Rose

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ChinaGal 4 years ago

Very nicely done lens. I love some of your ideas. The snowmen will be a lot of fun to make next Christmas with my son.

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dahlia369 4 years ago

Incredible collection - and some of these final products I'd really like to have around my house! :)

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agoofyidea 4 years ago

Wow. These are some great ideas. I used to do a lot of glass etching. Maybe I'll have to do some more, because I love the 4th of July jar. Too fun.

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Thrinsdream 4 years ago

I loved this article, and now have so many different tabs open on my computer on "how to's" love the frosting spray, the epsom salts (not sure what mod podge is presumably some sort of crafty glue .. . I know, no certificate for brain of britain there). The funny thing was prior to reading this I was just shuffling about under my desk for my tea lights to put in the lanterns that hang above me . . so wonderful to have found this article. With thanks and lots of appreciation. Cathi x

aquarian_insight 4 years ago

Fabulous ideas and great recycling! I love the etched glass ones - so beautiful. Thank you.

Lindrus 4 years ago

These are some really cool ideas! I love it!

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beaworkathomemom 4 years ago

Beautiful creations! I think I'm going to try doing this one of these days, you just gave me a really idea on what to do with my empty bottles. Thanks!

9to5refugee 4 years ago

Lovely lens - some great ideas!

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MelonyVaughan 4 years ago

Love your ideas! Brilliant!

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missroxa lm 4 years ago

Oh what a great idea for my collection of empty jars! I always keep jars after using the content, but until now I just kept them hidden...Now they will find their way to the light!

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LotusLandry 4 years ago from Southern California

This is an interesting idea. I am looking for ways to use discarded perfume bottles - maybe in floral designs....

AnimalHouse 4 years ago

These are wonderful ideas to make use of glass instead of throwing them away and becoming trash. Great tips and beautiful creations!

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Teddi14 LM 4 years ago

I love glass! I am pinning this to my glass board. :-)

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Teddi14 LM 4 years ago

I love glass! I am pinning this to my glass board. :-)

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lasertek lm 4 years ago

Wow! The glass jars are wonderful.

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YsisHb 4 years ago

I have a lot of jars and I never throw any of them in the garbage. I try to reuse them but still, there are many of them holding space in my cupboards. I usually use my jars to freeze parsley, onion, and other vegetables or some food leftovers. Here I can see so beautiful ideas that I feel that I would like to have more of them.

KarenCookieJar 4 years ago

I've been wanting to make something with these jars for awhile now.

anonymous 4 years ago

Thank you for so many ideas. They are great.

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John Dyhouse 4 years ago from UK

Varied and interesting collection of ideas for glass jar crafts

miaponzo 4 years ago

Lots of cute ideas going on here! Blessed!

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NicoleDean 4 years ago

Loads of great ideas here! I especially love the frosted solar lights!

downhome-mystic 4 years ago

Love, love, love these!! Especially the solar, etched and organza. Thanks so much!

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jlshernandez 4 years ago

I used to throw out mason jars from sphagetti sauces, now I will be keeping them for crafts. Thanks for enlightening me with this wonderful ideas.

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intermarks 4 years ago

This is a very creative idea. But how do you actually poke a hole on the jar cover? I like the idea putting or fix a lamp inside the jar, I think it must look pretty nice.

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Julia Morais 4 years ago

Wonderful ideas. Now I know what to do to recycle those used jars.

seojyo 4 years ago

very creative

seojyo 4 years ago

very creative

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abb1fan 4 years ago

Neat ideas ...

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LiteraryMind 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

Some very nice ideas. Nice lens

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Fignewton37 4 years ago

Really very creative. I haven't thought of using jars like that. I have been interested in creating decorative items from cutting glass bottles, but the jars is really nifty. Thanks for the lens.

TechGurrrl 4 years ago

Nice lens. Very creative.

NaturesNurture 4 years ago

Awesome lens! Who knew you could do so many things with glass jars! Loved this.

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Ann Hinds 4 years ago from So Cal

I am pinning this on Pinterest. I have several glass jar projects but found a wonderful application for my kitchen ideas board. Great job on all of the projects!

StaCslns 4 years ago

So many great ideas here!! Wonderful lens!!

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nelchee 4 years ago

Nice collection :)I collect glass jars all the time, but so far I have only made one project:

anonymous 4 years ago

@Sara Krentz: This is a very powerful post, masterfully done. I plan to share it with many people, including so me politicians I`m from Ukraine. With respect xxdevil.

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IYenForZen 4 years ago

Love these ideas! Great lens!

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Wedding Mom 4 years ago

What a great way to recycle glass! I love all your suggestions, these are beautiful!

getmoreinfo 4 years ago

I like these crafts with glass jars very beautiful.

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JEMArtistry 4 years ago

Great ideas... I love the glass jar rack!

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Sara Krentz 4 years ago from USA

Very creative - I really like the oil lamps.

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nickirc lm 4 years ago

How fun, thank you!

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thingz1 4 years ago

Great collection of ideas I especially like the wall rack with jars.

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Scotties-Rock 4 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

I love the jar light fixture! So cute and so many great ideas here! Thanks. Blessed!

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chromegrrrl 4 years ago

I love these projects-- I have so many jars piling up I can't wait to try a few out.

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buttonhead lm 4 years ago

I love the idea of using Mason jars as drinking glasses, and that wall rack is really cool looking. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Close2Art LM 4 years ago

Very creative and inventive, Blessed! thumbs way up!!!

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TennesseeWoodShop 4 years ago

cool idea for pie in a jar

anonymous 4 years ago

Your articles are so personal and unique, I'm impressed everything I find them from you, I just have to give you another *angel blessing* sorry but I just can't help myself.

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LewesDE 4 years ago

This is a great lens!

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LewesDE 4 years ago

Great stuff here!

Bash51214 4 years ago

Thanks For sharing .. enjoyed it a lot.. God Bless You.

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RomanticMe 4 years ago

That's a great way to reuse old jars! So beautiful too

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lawrence01 4 years ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

My wife loves crafts, She'll love these. I liked the Pumpkin jars. Gives me some ideas for all the jars we have around.

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sushilkin lm 4 years ago

Like your stuff about crafts Using Glass Jars. Thanks for sharing.

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