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« on: September 16, 2008 04:55:15 PM »

  So......I have a TON of glass jars, because I can't stand to throw them away and there's nowhere to recycle them around here. I've been using them to put bubble bath, lotions, shower gels, candles and the like in. I've etched some and decoupaged some. I can't really paint on glass as that's not one of my talents. Now, however, I find that I've run out of ideas of stuff to do with them.

Do you guys have any suggestions?

« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2008 08:00:29 PM »

When you say you can't really paint on them as that isn't one of your talents, I assume you mean you can't paint pictures... but what about abstract designs?  They would make pretty vases, pencil holders, etc.  painted in swirls, stripes, polka dots, geometric designs, etc...  I can't paint reproductions of actual objects, but I love the creative flow of painting my own designs in abstract... try it!

« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2008 09:19:05 AM »

Thanks so much! I can't believe I didn't think of that. Just one of the things that makes this place so awesome! Have you posted any of yours on here? I'd love to see!

« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2008 07:35:23 PM »

I've actually never painted on glass, I was referring to my own hobby of painting designs on wooden things such as trinket boxes, picture frames, candle holders, birdhouses, etc.. but I'm sure glass would be great too.  I haven't posted pictures of any kind yet.  I'm pretty new here and have been lurking for the most part.  I'll get up the nerve to share pics of my things eventually (I hope).

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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2008 02:29:16 PM »

u dont even hav 2 "paint" stuff on them either, u cud try splattering paint on or using stamps (but u may not get them clean agen) or u can do a marbley effect thing by pouring some of 2 or 3 colours of glass paint in2 a bowl of water and dipping the jars in, the paint is oil based so it wil float and stick 2 the glass. i'v never actualy tried it myself but my set of paints came wit a leaflet of ideas, i remember findin it on ther.

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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2008 05:02:43 PM »

One time a took a few jars the same size. Painted the lids with silver spray paint. then I took a hug ball of twine and a hot glue gun and went around the jars and glued the twine all the way up the jars. You could no longer see in. Then I made little metal plates from tin and stamped  words on them like tacks, clips ext...
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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2008 05:38:27 AM »

you could create a storage system with them if you dont already have one, screw the jar lids to the bottom of shelves to create places for buttons and ribbons and such, I am in the process of making a shelf so I could do that

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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2008 05:31:59 PM »

Thank you for all the wonderful ideas!

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