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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / glass jars with a new life on: February 14, 2010 04:20:04 PM
My husband and I have had way too many days off of school because of all the snow here in the mountains. We found this awesome tea in bulk at the local eastern market. So, we decided to make these glass jars full of loose tea for his mom's birthday. I got the idea from here http://www.designspongeonline.com/2009/07/guest-blog-diy-project-paper-scrap-projects.html. We decided to add labels and beads for decoration.   Smiley

Tell me what you think! Smiley

It is Arabic tea, so we decided to copy the name in Arabic.

The red one is my favorite!
I really enjoy recycling and reusing things. It is so exciting to find a use for something old. I am going to start keeping glass jars until I don't have room for them! There are so many possibilities, including this and then you could use etching cream....

I would love to hear your thoughts! Smiley
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / mosaic coffee table on: August 24, 2006 04:45:16 PM
My husband and I have been wanting to do something with this old coffee table for a couple of years now and I finally found the time to do it!
Here is what it looked like before:
one coat of paint:

After nailing a few loose parts together, I painted another coat of paint. Then I put a piece of hardy backer to fill in the gap in the center of the table and create an even surface to work on.

Then I arranged the pieces of stained glass on the table, glued them down and then added grout.... and...... TADA! a new colorful table!!

I need to add something to it to seal it..like a glaze of some kind... does anyone have any recommendations?

any other thoughts or comments would be cool too!  :)thanks!

- also I want to give credit to PinkyK and her mom for posting this BEAUTIFUL mosaic table https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=74990.0
I knew I wanted to put a mosaic on this table but after seeing the stained glass mosaic...I decided stained glass was the way to go! Thank you!
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / anniversary gift for my rock'n'roll husband on: August 05, 2006 10:37:07 PM
Hey everyone! Normally within seconds I can write out a list of lovey-dovey gift ideas...but for some reason I'm having some trouble.. probably because I've made so many lovey dovey things for him.. I don't know where to go from here!
 I was wondering if some of you could give me some ideas. Our 3rd anniversary is coming up and I looked it up and it is traditionally - leather and modern- crystal. We're young.... and VERY nontraditional... so I kind of gave up on those two ideas because I just wasn't feeling it.. unless anyone can help me think of something cute, hip and creative that is leather or crystal  Wink hahaha... Anyway he LOVES music. I was thinking about making him a box to put all his guitar gear in, including the new petal board we made together last week. But in addition to that... I need some ideas. anything romantic not too cheesy... any ideas, anyone??
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / different shades and sizes- bead necklaces on: July 16, 2006 09:05:06 AM
This is my first real post on craftster (yesterday I made a few comments here and there)....and I want to thank you all for all your craftiness and wondeful ideas!!

I love making things and recently I have been into making bead necklaces. This first necklace is one I made to go with most of my outfits because I tend to wear a lot of solid colored t-shirts, paints, skirts, etc... all together.. so its nice to have a necklace that brings all my colors together Wink

This blue one is a gift for my sister-in-law....what do you all think? It's 34" long.

all feedback is welcome!!!
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