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DIY Yarn Wrapped Painted Jar Lanterns

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Wow! Such a simple idea with stunning results. We stumbled across this excellent idea using yarn to wrap around glass jars. Simply paint over the jars and then peel off the yarn to create some stunning patterns. Add a candle/portable light and you’ve got yourself a beautiful looking jar lantern! See the full tutorial here.

DIY Orange Peel Roses

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What a great idea! Make these fantastic looking roses using orange peels. You’ll have to be extremely careful as you peel a long strip off your oranges. Once complete from top to bottom, carefully roll the peel and shape it into a rose. To more visual instructions, see this excellent Youtube video tutorial below.

DIY Fairy Glow Jars

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Wow! How amazing do these DIY glow jars look?

Supplies you’ll need:

  • glass jar
  • glow sticks
  • rubber gloves to protect your hands
  • scissors
  • protective eyewear (recommended)
  • glitter or a piece of tulle (optional)

This works 100% – however some tips below to make sure your jars turn out the best that they can!

  • Be sure sure to make the glow stick glow first by cracking it. After they star glowing, then cut them open.
  • Put the contents (carefully using gloves) of the glow stick(s) in a jar and shake put the lid on & shake the glow all over the inside of the jar.
  • OPTIONAL: Add glitter to the jar. diamond dust works better than glitter. The finer the “glitter” the better! You can make a whole bunch for a night by a campfire. They’ll last for about 3 hours!

Full instructions can be found here.

Beautiful DIY Cork Board

bulletin made from wine corks

A great idea to make use of corks from your consumed bottles of wine. Collect enough corks to be able to cover the area of any old photo frame using some hot glue. Simply place them carefully and snugly next to each other and set to dry. Soon you’ll have your very own cork board to pin notes to! In my opinion, they look good enough to hang up as is 🙂 More ideas and instructions here.

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