36 Things to do with Bottles, Mason Jars, and other Glassware!

Do you ever find yourself perusing your own Pinterest Boards late at night?


Reminding yourself of all the projects that you fell in love with and want to re-create for your own home?


As you’re drowsily browsing, you forget that you’re looking at your OWN board and find yourself thinking, “Wow!  I love this girl!  I’ll bet we could be really great friends!!!”


Then… Suddenly you recognize a few too many pins and in your hazy stupor realize that yes… You are indeed looking at your OWN BOARD.


*cough cough*


That’s a hypothetical situation, of course.



Anyway…. With that out of the way…

I was browsing in a hazy, tired stupor  INTELLIGENTLY looking over my past pins and thought it would be awesome to do a round up of some of my favorite things you can do with bottles, jars, glassware, etc!!!

Round Up of 36 AWESOME ways to use Bottles, Mason Jars, and Other Glassware!  DIY in Real Life.com




So without further ado….




Pure and Noble did a tutorial on these adorable bottles…  Hot glue gun? Bottle?  Spray Paint?  I have all that!!!



Design Mom did a tutorial that involved how to drill through glass…



Gorgeous Shiny Things on using looking glass paint on bottles.  Loving this!!!



Crafts by Amanda did a tutorial on using epsom salts to make these lovely jars!  Don’t they just scream icy wintry-ness???



Now the link on pinterest gives me an error that says it contains “inappropriate content.”  *cough cough*  Whatever that means?   Anyway… I’m a sucker for numbers and this totally doesn’t look that hard to re-create. 🙂



Rubber bands and frosty glass spray paint.  Brilliant.



Loving the various shapes of the vases, yet how they’re unified by the color.  Also love the look of “painted from the inside” as opposed to painting the outside.  Sugar & Charm did a tutorial on this!



I Love This and That did a tutorial…  I like the idea of using sheet music even better!  Although this is pretty sweet too…



Between Naps on the Porch did a tutorial….  I totally want to do this with shells from our honeymoon to Cancun.



DIY Tutorial by Centsational Girl.  Same idea as the other vases painted on the inside only SWIRLED.  Sweet!!!



Same idea as the mirror spray paint, only Villa Barnes used liquid silver leaf.  Interesting!  And those bottles are just awesome.



So THIS is how they do it!!  A tutorial by Picklee on how to cut glass bottles using Cotton String, Acetone Nail Polish Remover, a match, and a pot of ice cold water.



Twigg Studios did a tutorial on how to make your bottles look like sea glass.  THIS is why I love re-looking at all my boards!!! I totally forget awesome projects like this that I want to try!



This isn’t a tutorial… And you can actually buy them for $20 each… But it DOES seem like an easy enough DIY!



Here’s another one that doesn’t look too hard to DIY!



I’m kinda totally digging the wooden tag/jar combo.   Homeroad did a tutorial on the wooden tag.  <3



My Design Folder did a tutorial on how to color glass.  Since she didn’t use modge podge and food coloring, it’s waterproof too!



LOVE this.  The downside? I think the tutorial is in French.  😉



Fox Hollow Cottage did this tutorial.  So simple, yet brilliant!  A GREAT instant gratification project!



Liking how they combined bottles & twine and then pulled 3 of them all together for an awesome centerpiece.  Tutorial by Pressing On.



Same concept but I’m loving the various sized bottles!!!  (Can’t find a link back to original project.)



Loving Shanty 2 Chic’s tutorial on this wine bottle wall vase!  Looks totally easy with supplies you could get at any home improvement store!  This is the best tutorial I’ve seen for this type of project!  Love!



Jar.  Burlap. Twine. Key.    Yes… That’s a great combination!  Making Home Base did a tutorial on this simple project!  Adore.



A Creative Mint.   Again.  Loving the concept of various sizes/type of containers all tied together with a simple coat of spray paint!  With the glossy white paint, these all look like milk glass!



  I would be remiss if I did not include at least one project with chalkboard paint!!! lol!   No tutorial, but it looks easy enough to diy!  Inspiration from ruthiauda.com.



b.r.i.l.l.i.a.n.t.l.y. simple way to etch polka dots. One of those “Why didn’t I think of that?!?!” moments! 🙂  Tutorial by the girls at Beautiful Mess.  They definitely get the genius award! 😉



So simple…. But is it just me or is this one of those projects that make you want to say, “Awwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!” to???



Cuteness!!!  Loving the paint job too!  You can buy these for 12.99 or DIY! 🙂  They look pretty easy to re-create and oh. so. cute.



Elmers glue, food coloring, and water painted onto clear glass jars will turn them whatever color you’d like! The non-waterproof yet much simpler option to tinting glass jars!  Check out Craftberry Bush’s tutorial!



Now for some organizational ideas for jars/bottles!    Jars made from spaghetti sauce jars–spray paint lid and add knob!  Nice!!!    Unfortunately the pinterest link is bad and I can’t read the watermark to see who to give credit too.  Anyone have better eyesight than I do??!  Whatever the case, this is an awesome organizational idea!



This is very much like what I did in my office.  I love it!!!  No tutorial in the link, so I’ll try to get a tutorial made up of how I did mine anyway! 🙂



Ha!  This is awesome!  Loving this organizational idea.  It’s Overflowing did a tutorial.  Liking this a lot!



Wouldn’t this be so awesome for camping??  Totally another AHA! moment! 🙂  The Burlap Bag details this easy project out!



Ha!  Loving this!!!  Simple yet awesome!



Mason Jar Twine Holder tutorial by A Casarella.  I have so many stray rolls… this would be an awesome fix!



Annnnnnd! I’m going to leave you with this very gross-looking yet incredibly effective option to catching morbid amounts of fruit flies!  Passionate Homemaking did a tutorial.  I can vouch for it!  Handsome Man showed this to me years ago and it does really work! 😉

So there you go!  My top 36 things to do with bottles, mason jars, and other glassware!  Now go do one of the projects!!!!!!

After all, “what’s the worst that can happen?!?!”

3 Comments on 36 Things to do with Bottles, Mason Jars, and other Glassware!

    • Nicole
      March 22, 2013 at 11:06 am

      Goodness Susan!!!! THANK YOU for sharing!!!! 🙂
      I’ve been following your blog for years! What an honor for you to share one of my posts!!!

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