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5 Ways to Beautify a Plain Glass Jar

One of my favorite ways to add a unique flair to a space is through do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. This not only infuses personality into the room itself, but it also encourages reusing, repurposing, and upcycling a variety of objects. (Go green!)

So, if you’ve got a few glass jars lying around collecting dust, here are five lovely and creative ways to make them beautiful…at least so they can lie around collecting dust in style!

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Glass jar chandelier – A quick internet search will turn up loads of alternative takes on the glass jar chandelier. This particular one cleverly involves turning baby food jars into a decorative light fixture, although I’m sure it can be modified fairly easily to incorporate whatever size and style of jar you have available.

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Glass jar lanterns – Aren’t these almost ethereal? (And to think the jars could’ve held mayonnaise just days before.) As with any DIY project, the clear shapes on these frosted beauties can be customized. A benefit to these is that they make an impact either as a single lantern or in groups. I love how any size of jar can be used easily.{found gardenersworld}.

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Mason jar planters – This just might be my favorite idea yet. Simply mount jars of a similar size (they don’t have to be quart jars, although that is what’s used here) to a piece of reclaimed wood with a hose clamp and hang in a sunny hallway for indoor plants. Love the creative earthiness of this!

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Painted glass jars – I’ve seen several variations on this, but none with bold paint colors like this… and I have to admit, I’m completely smitten. To recreate this, simply pour a little paint into the jars, swirl it around until it fully coats the insides, and let it dry. I like the single bulbs coming out of a row of these jars – so pretty.{found on site}.

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Cascading glass jar chandelier – This DIY is representative of industrial-chic pendant lighting, and it’s super chic. The alternating blue and clear glass jars is a unique spin (like a waterfall, kind of?) on the chandelier front. Absolutely beautiful.

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Posted in DIY Projects on November 5, 2012

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Stefan
Stefan is the owner of Homedit.com – he started the site back in November 2008, from his passion for interior design and decorations and since then the site went from being a simple blog to one of the most popular home design websites on the web right now.

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