Posts Tagged ‘do-it-yourself ideas’

Exquisite Vases From Recycled Glass Bottles & Jars

April 25th, 2012
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[Photo Credit:  BusyMommy]

This is just about the most exquisite idea we’ve ever seen and just in time for Mother’s Day (and Earth Day, too)!  This Do-It-Yourself idea came directly from the BusyMommy blog we recently ran across.  The blog entry, written by Emily, refers to the vases as “upcycled polymer flower vases”.   The vase in this picture is a clear glass mason jar that has been spray painted white.  Once dry, the artists’ handmade polymer clay flowers are attached using super glue.  To see all of the details for making this project (including the polymer clay flowers) go directly to the BusyMommy blog.

Isn’t it beautiful?  We’re impressed!  What a beautiful treasure to surprise your mom, daughter, grandmother or friend with on Mother’s Day, or any day, for that matter! 

Happy Earth Day 2012 and Happy Mother’s Day!

Terrific Organizer for Nuts, Bolts, & Screws

November 25th, 2011
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[Photo Credit:  18 Clever Organizing Tricks and Storage Ideas - Cleaning & Organizing - Your Home - MSN Lifestyle]

Need a gift idea for dad or grandpa?  Budget a bit tight this year?  Here’s a terrific organizing tip one of our readers sent in from the internet.  Imagine wrapping up some glass jars, super glue, and maybe a few new packages of shiny nuts, bolts, screws or nails for that hard to buy for handyman (or handywoman for that matter) as a Christmas gift, or better yet make the purchases and then do the elf thing on the night before Christmas and surprise your loved one with a newly organized tool bench area!

According to the article on MSN:

“Grandpa’s wood-shop solution of attaching glass jars underneath a table or a shelf is tried-and-true,” says Ted McCann, a Brooklyn-based custom woodworker. This trick works in the garage, the basement, and the craft room (or even possibly the home office, if you have an appropriate area): Nail or superglue the lids to the underside of a surface near where you store your tools, then twist the jars into place. Put like-size nuts and bolts in one jar, wood screws in another, nails in another. Also attach an empty jar so that when you’re working on a project, you can gather the necessary hardware and stow it there.”

We think this is a terrific holiday gift idea!  It’s also a great motivating idea for that New Year’s Resolution of getting and staying more organized! 

Happy Holidays!!

If you use this idea, or expand on it in a clever way, send us your story and you may win some free samples!