On: Tuesday, December 11, 2012
As a result, I tend to take a fair number of them to reuse as water glasses. You know, the big ones you put on the bedside table to combat the effects of winter dryness, and all that. A couple of others have been filled and used as vases, though fresh flowers aren't much of an option now that winter has arrived. My kids have even each used one for their 'rewards jar', which they take a prize from at the end of each week as an allowance for doing their chores.
I have run out of ideas on what to do with these multiplying menaces. I learned how to make my own sauce and salsa in order to avoid acquiring anymore. But what to do with the few dozen still crammed into a cupboard in my kitchen...I could use the space!
This past weekend I sat down and started to really search out things to do with them. The holidays are just around the corner, so it seems like a good time to put them to use. I was relieved to find many struggle with this question, and some pretty cool ideas have come out of upcycling needs. As you would expect, a whole lot of these people had gathered on Pinterest. Man, I love that site.
Here are five of my favorites glass jar upcycling ideas for Christmas (psst: Don't forget to check out our previous glass jar DIY projects: DIY Glass Jar Lanterns and DIY Sun Jars).
On: Friday, July 27, 2012
We have covered some awesome light bulb gadgets previously. Let's list them as well a few new ones here.
It's an awesome idea to turn a broken non-working light bulb into an awesome chandelier. It's like giving them the light bulbs the second chance or the second life!
For those who love green houses and indoor gardening, here's a great idea to diversify your routine: cute little mini-greenhouses inside a light bulb!
These would make a great decoration for your garden or yard!
You will need really tiny fish for it bit all in all this would make an amazing gift idea!
Another cool gift idea, especially for a girl!
On: Monday, February 27, 2012
Creative mason jar chandelier powered by sun!
You will need 4 mason jars, 4 Solar Light LIDS, and some creativity! Gotta love the light and color play!
On: Thursday, February 23, 2012
Today's new idea is the solid one to add to the arsenal: tea strainer lamp create some unique light play and also look really trendy! Something to surprise your guests with! They could also create a cool interior decor element too!
On: Monday, August 8, 2011
Here's a detailed tutorial on creating stylish mason jar lanterns to decorate your garden.
You will need:
- 1 pint or ½ pint mason jars
- 2-2 ½ feet of bailing wire per lantern
- Votive or tea light candles
- Wire cutters
- Needle Nose Pliers
More cool DIY ideas for garden lanterns
On: Thursday, May 5, 2011
- A dictionary page for the shade;
- A round-bottomed flask for the stand.
The main thing is to remember that a light bulb can get really hot while on, so don't let it be close to the paper.
More awesome lamp ideas:
On: Saturday, February 12, 2011
Here are three ideas for you to create romantic atmosphere using what you have (and don't need at home):
Create Romantic Light from Beer Can
All you need is one beer can and a candle - plus some imagination! Looks how some creative cutting creates absolutely stunning effect:
This project is harder to implement but it would be surelly appreciated. Besides, you still have a day! (Via Recycled Crafts)
A Heart Lamp
This one is for geekiest of us. But if you have time and love playing with LED lights, you'll find the idea great!
On: Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Great winter holidays DIY projects: enjoy!
Recycle Gift Cards into Christmas Tree OrnamentI am sure it is fun to create too! And depending on your gift card providers, can be various colors!
And don't forget these CD candle holders as well!
On: Thursday, May 27, 2010
Do you have vintage decanters stored somewhere in your garage? Or do you love walking around antiques markets and vintage shops? Do you enjoy unique and extra-ordinary interior designs and cool (easy-to-implement) ideas?
In any of the cases, this awesome DIY project is right for you: decanters lamps! Gotta love the light effects and cool look!
What do you think?
On: Monday, April 26, 2010
I am actually not sure which interior design would match such a chandelier. It needs definitely a home with no children ('cause kids will be hurt by its look).
Anyway, the dolls chandelier is our today's find. Many people, many tastes - and I am sure someone will love it!
On: Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Our DIY collection proves it that ANYTHING can be turned into a cool lamp including paint chips.
This lamp is a great example. It is made of paint chips joint together the way the lamp can actually take any random form.
Thus it looks totally cool, innovative and extra-ordinary. Now go figure the way the pieces are joint together!
On: Friday, March 26, 2010
I don't really think you have many ink cartridges unless you print much. But in case you are in printing industry, there's a recycle-inspiration for you too: recycle them into cool ink cartridge lamps!
On: Thursday, March 25, 2010
I am not really sure how safe it is (in terms of keeping paper close to the hot bulb) but it does add some variety to the interior design.
You definitely need to use a flourescent lamp for that to keep things safe...
The author dressed up her old Ikea lamp with some leftover post-it notes:
On: Sunday, February 28, 2010
On: Friday, February 5, 2010
If you liked the previously shared gadgets: drinking straw table lamp, drinking straw floor lamp and drinking straw chair, you will LOVE this one:
the interaction of the material with light is gorgeous, creating a sort of living organism that changes mysteriously to the touch.
On: Sunday, January 31, 2010
Here is another cool thing made of drinking straws: a cool light fixture (detailed instructions can be found here):
On: Sunday, December 20, 2009
Can't wait to enjoy your Christmas celebrations? Do you love when there's plenty of light? Then this cool idea is right for you: Christmas LED lights in a bottle! Isn't it cool?
On: Monday, December 7, 2009
On: Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Holidays are coming! And quite in time here's a cool idea to decorate your house to make stand it out from the crowd: ping-pong balls diffused lights!
Well, the author is right: "ping pong balls make great diffusers and look really cool when they are glowing"