Creative Vase / February 3, 2019 / Chana Wiley.
One of the great things about decorating with vases is the fact that it invites life into the home. If you can find a vase arrangement that is attractive even without flowers, then it will be a positive piece of the rooms atmosphere, however it will always be slightly lacking, always in need of some missing element. That will in turn encourage you to purchase plants or flowers to fill these attractive pieces up with, thus inviting a fresh and vibrant energy into the space.
If you are like most people I know, it seems as though you just can't avoid glass jars. From jelly to mayonnaise to pickles, so many household goods are packaged in jars that it can actually be easy to overlook them. Of course most people use the contents of the jars and then set them out for recycling. But recycling your glass doesn't mean that they have to be ground up and destroyed - there are a variety of ways to reuse them, and one creative idea is to use your old jars as vases.
You can also add an accent to your vase decor by placing another vase beside it. This time, instead of putting flowers inside the second vase, fill it with other decorative pieces such as dried leaves, ferns, old coins, colorful buttons, seashells, small rocks, colorful stones, marbles, and other small items that will definitely look good and artsy inside a transparent vase.
You can remove the labels on your glass jars by heating them in a pot of boiling water. This will usually remove all of the paper on the jar, though you may need to apply some elbow grease or adhesive remover to get rid of the remaining adhesive. Once you have removed the label and the adhesive, you can get creative with the glass itself. Wrapping can be paced around the jars and held in place with a ribbon at the rim. Glitter or stickers can be applied to the surface of the jars for decoration. You can even paint or etch the glass for special effects.
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