DIY: Fall Mason Jars

Fall Mason Jar Display
(sincerelyjean)

Step One:
Gather your materials-
-Four mason jars of the same size
-White and brown acrylic paint
-Foam paint brush
-Twine
-Vinyl letters
-Sandpaper
-"Wheat"

Step Two: "Paint the front of the jars brown and let them dry completely."

Step Three: "Place the vinyl letters over the brown paint. " 

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Step Four: "Paint the entire outside of the jars white using the the acrylic or chalk paint and let them dry completely."

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Step Five: "Peel off the vinyl letters."

Step Six: "Use sandpaper to sand evenly around the entire jar.  This is what gives the jars that rustic look." 

Step Seven: "Tie the twine around the top of the jar with a knot."

Step Eight: "Place the wheat inside.  We used 13-15 stalks per jar."

 

This super awesome project is brought to you by sincerelyjean! 

DIY: Leather Hair Clips

Leather Hair Clips
(beautifulness)

Step One:
Gather your materials-
-Leather (faux leather or vinyl works too)
-Ruler
-Scissors
-Base clip
-Hot glue or Tacky Glue

(abeautifulmess)
Step Two: "Cut a rectangle of leather that is two inches tall and three inches wide."

Step Three: "Cut another thin strip of leather that will serve as the middle of your bow and set aside."

Step Four: "Accordion fold the leather rectangle lengthwise so that you have two folds showing on the front of your bow, and use the thin leather strip and Tacky Glue to secure the middle of the bow tightly in place."

Step Five: "Glue the bow on to your base, and you’re done!"

September 09, 2016 by Lexx Fusco

DIY: Forever Flowers for Mother's Day

Now, if your mom or special lady in your life, or even you yourself kills plants as fast and as efficiently as my mother does, then this is the perfect DIY gift! These forever flowers don't smell or die, so they can be kept around anywhere and everywhere for however long!

(pinterest)

Step One:
Gather materials-
-Fake flowers (Dollar Tree, Michael's Crafts, Walmart, etc.)
-Vase
-Ribbon

Step Two:
Arrange flowers in vase.

Step Three:
Wrap ribbon around vase.

DIY: Brass Bracelet

(whollykao)

Find out how to make the amazing bracelet here

January 01, 2016 by Lexx Fusco

DIY: Pom Pom Bookmarks

From DesignMom:

(designmom.com)

Step One:
Gather your materials-
-yarn (8"-10" piece, and a 15" piece)
-scissors
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Step Two:
"To start, hold the end of the yarn in your hand, and begin wrapping the yarn around your fingers – snug but not too tight. We recommend wrapping the yarn 90 times."
(designmom.com)

Step Three:
"Cut the yarn after 90 wraps, and carefully slide it off your fingers. Lay it down over the 8-10 inch piece of yarn. Tightly tie a knot around the middle of the 90 loops."
(designmom.com)

Step Four:
"To add the bookmark ‘tail’, use the 15-inch piece of yarn, tie it around the same string you used to tie the 90 loops together."
(designmom.com)

Step Five:
Now that you have your yarn ball, it should look like this-
(designmom.com)
"Next, holding the ball on it’s side, slide your scissors through the yarn loops and start cutting. Instant fluffy yarn!"
(designmom.com)
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Step Six:
Trim! Be careful not to cut the tail string.
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Step 7:
Done!
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DIY: Memory Box Table

This memory box table idea was inspired by sunset.com.

(sunset.com)

Step One:
Gather your materials-
-a small table
-a deep picture frame (about an inch smaller on all sides than the table top
-mementos (photos, souvenirs, postcards, etc.)
-hot glue

Step Two:
Measure out the picture frame and the table to make sure it fits. Next, organize the photo frame with the mementos. Play around with the arrangement until it's how you like it. Take a photo of it for reference so when you take everything out to glue it in, you don't forget the image you're going for. Glue the mementos into the frame and cover it with the glass.

Step Three:
Wait until the mementos are set. Now, mount the picture frame to the table using hot glue (or some type of wet cement to insure security.) 

Many Uses for Mason Jars

Canning
Whether you're pickling, saving, or jamming full of preserves, mason jars are the universal go to for all food preservation needs!
(countryliving)

Mini Kits
Convert any jar into a one stop kit for literally anything from sewing supplies, first aid, gifts and more!
Sewing Kit
(momtastic)
Energy, Pampering and Refreshment
(gunnysack)
Gingerbread House
(putitinajar)

Candy
Fill up a jars with jelly beans, chocolates and other confections and place them around your home. It makes for a sweet decoration.
(countryliving)
(revedecor)

Candles
Make your own homemade candles for decoration or a fun gift. Check out some ideas and tutorials here, here, here and here.
(countryliving)
(brit)

Organization
Organize and accessorize with mason jars! Keep your desk sorted, bathroom efficient, kitchen clear and more.
(countryliving) (lizmarieblog)
(housetohome)
(homedit)
(countryliving)

Soap Dispenser
Convert a mason jar into a fun soap pump of your own design! Find out how to here, here or here.
(lovegrowswild)

Lighting
Mason jars can be used for absolutely a ton of different light sources or light projects for anywhere in your home. They can be string lights, chandeliers, lanterns, candles, firefly homes and even the base for a lamp!
Hanging Lights
(woonblog)
(countryliving)
(homedit)
(brit)
(flickr)

Photo Frame
Create a unique way to display your photos.
(photojojo)
(countryliving)

Air Freshener
With these fun ideas and recipes you can make an air freshener that smells as amazing as it looks.
(thistlewood)

Recipes
Putting together a fun recipe in a mason jar can make for not only a super easy dish, but a fun gift.
Redneck Couture Cookies

16 Easy Mason Jar Recipes
(countryliving)
Pizza in a Jar
(1finecookie)
Stackable Salads
(mychiclife)
(countryliving)
Blueberry Pancakes
(boyandtherabbit)
Coconut Cream Pie
(countryliving)
Biscuits
(simplebites)
Pies
(spain-in-iowa)
Rice Krispie Treats
(prettyprudent)
Birthday Cake in a Jar
(babble)

Vase
Keep your flowers displayed in a neat way.
Painted Vases
(littlemissmomma)
Spray Painted Vases
(100layercake)
Solid Jars
(brit)

Party Favors
Not only do mason jars make great gifts, but epic small party favors.
Personalized or Message Jars
(emmalinebride)
(brit)
Mason Jar Lids Bracelets
(brit)
Yummys
(southernweddings)

Leftover Storage
Use these jars to keep or toss your leftovers from paint to hot grease!
(countryliving)

Shakers
Salt, pepper, sugar.
Salt + Pepper
(the36thavenue)
Powdered Sugar
(theburlapbag)

Time Capsules
Store your memories forever from ticket stubs, pictures, theme park bands, concert tickets and more.
(countryliving)

Receipts
Organize your receipts so that they are easy to find from groceries, gas, gifts, possible returns and more. Perfect for tax season!

Wine Glasses
True Redneck Couture.

Snow Globes
Snow Globes can be fun projects all year round. Check out these fun tutorials.
5 Snow Globe Ideas for the Holidays
(putitinajar)

Holiday Decorations or Ornaments
We may have a few months before the holidays, but there's no reason we can't get inspired now. Mason jars are excellent for holiday decorations from Halloween to Christmas.
Spooky Jars and Crafts
(putitinajar)
Christmas Jars

14 Mason Jar Crafts You Need This Christmas
(yahoo)
25 Magical Ways to Use Mason Jars This Christmas
(countryliving)
Snowman Candle
(craftathome)

Mini Gardens
Grow things indoors and out using jars as garden pots. These are perfect for small herb gardens to rest in the kitchen or on a window sill.
(notjustahousewife)
(thenextbird)

Cups
Mason jars come in so many styles and sizes that they can be converted into many different types of cups! You can dip them in pain, cover them with glitter, stencil them and more.
Polka Dot Glasses
(beautifulmess)
Sippy Cups
(nicolehill)
Premixed Drinks
(yummyweddingfood)
(brit+co)
Party Brunch Beverages
(stylemepretty)
Tumbler
(countryliving)
Stenciled
(mom4real)

Bird Feeder
Keep the birds and critters happy with this super fun bird feeder jar.
(littlehouseliving)

Character Jars
Create jars of all kinds from animals to Lego to famous stars.
Bunny Jars
(makelifelovely)
Lego Character
(handmadecharlotte)
Animals
(no2pencil)

Special Jars
Keep special jars for special purposes: Wish Jar, Swear Jar, Rainy Day Fund, Found Change Jar, Found Objects Jar, etc.

Dispenser
Use the jars to dispense thread, twine or rope to make your crafts easy and mess free.
Buttons
(mysisterscottage)
Twine
(handmadecharlotte)
Thread
(acasarella)

Terrarium or Aquarium
Create a fun nature environment in a jar with wildlife and plants.
(buzzfeed)

Gifts!
Mason jars are the perfect way to give gifts.

Bad Day Kits
Pamper Kits

25 Mason Jar Gift Ideas
(redbook)
Monogram Marquee
(Oleander+Palmer)
Silhouette Jar
(laurenelisecrafted)
18 Creative Mason Jar Gift Ideas
(howdoesshe)

Weddings
From favors to lighting to centerpieces to glasses and more.
Groom's To Go Kit
(yesterdayontuesday)
Rustic Wedding Mason Jar Ideas
(elegantweddinginvites)
Wedding Day Kit
(acaserella)

Bath Salts, Lotions, and Body Scrubs
Keep clean and fresh with these fun mason jar ideas.
15 Sugar Scrub Crafts
(putitinajar)

Wind Chime
(savedbylovecreations)

Cupcake Transports
Use these jars to bring yummy treats from point A to point T (for tummy!)
(lilluna)

Want some more ideas? Check out here, here, here, here, and here!

 

DIY: Statement Jewelry

Here are a few statement jewelry ideas using some really cheap and fun stuff from the craft store and found objects around the house!

Necklace:

I found a broken faux pearl necklace in the bottom of my closet that I must have gotten when I was maybe 10. It was pretty small. So, I cut thin pieces of fabric and glued the strips to the clasp not only to make the necklace longer, but it gave it a rustic homemade look.




 

Rings:

I bought a pack of ring bodies and stick half pearls for four dollars at Michael's Crafts. I then found an old charm from a broken pendant and a few pieces of old craft gems. A little hot glue and bam! You can make the perfect statement rings.

Making your own jewelry is fun, easy, not as expensive as one would think and it allows your personality to we worn on the outside too. What does your bling say about you?

Let us know! Post a photo of your homemade statement jewelry and tag us in it. You could be featured on our social media!

DIY: 4th of July!

Here are some awesome and patriotic 4th of July DIY ideas:

Clothes Pin Wreath
(pinterest.com)

Red, White and Blue Mason Jar Bandana Jars
(asoftplace)

Bandana No Sew Pillow
(atthepicketfence)

Fireworks Popcorn or Party Bags
(cfabbridesigns)

Bandana Bracelets
(scatteredthoughtsofcraftymoms)

Mason Jar American Flag
(itstartedwithpaint)

Have an awesome and happy 4th of July!

DIY: Backyard Luau Good Eats

Sand Dollar Cookies

These cookies might be a bit of a challenge to make, but it's totally worth it. They aren't too sweet and are brushed with a bit of cinnamon for the perfect day at the beach look and feel. Five shaved almond pieces pressed into the top and boom, perfect Sand Dollar cookie. Get the recipe here.

Sea Shell Chocolates
(michaels.com)
Get this mold from Michael's. You can also get the melting chocolate from there too, but Walmart has it cheaper. I used the cream and white chocolate colors. If you want to make them look marble, here's an awesome tutorial as to how!

Flip Flop Cookies


You can use Milano cookies or Nutter Butters. Ice them on top with any colors or designs you like, then use icing or licorice for the straps. I put them on a tray of graham cracker crumbs to look like sand and bought a few miniatures from Michael's (like buckets and the sand castle.)

Boozy Pina Colada Cupcakes

These were super fun and easy to make. The cupcakes were white cake mix with Pina Colada margarita mix, pineapple slices, coconut extract, splash of pineapple juice from the can of pineapple chunks, and about 1/4 cup vodka. I had to add a bit of flour and baking powder to it because of all of the liquid, but they turned out nice.

The frosting is 2 sticks of butter, a bag (yes BAG) of powdered sugar,  1/2 cup vodka, coconut extract, Pina Colada margarita mix and some yellow food coloring.

Snacks and Icebox Cake

I put all of the snacks into buckets. The little buckets have candy in them "Life Savers" starring as LifeSavers and Peach Rings, "Pool Noodles" as Twizzlers, "Fish" as Swedish Fish. I used the shovels as serving spoons.

Icebox Cake, because of the graham cracker crumbs and vanilla pudding has the tones and feel of the beach. It's also a cool dessert which is nice on a hot day. It's a layer of graham crackers, layer of vanilla pudding, layer of graham crackers, layer of vanilla pudding, graham crackers crumbled on top. CHILL. Serve.