Saturday, August 27, 2011

Saturday Crafting: Mason Jars and Crafty Bloggers

Saturday mornings, I go down to the basement to do laundry. On the shelving unit above the washer and dryer are these canning jars staring at me.

It's time I recycled them into a home decorating craft project. Here are a few ideas I'm considering:

1. Jar o'lantern: A kitschy idea for a jack o'lantern.

2. Lovely lighting like this one from AliCatJunction.

AliCat's colorful lighting puts a smile on my face!

3. Solar Lids for the Mason Jars and I have instant outdoor lighting!

4. Girl in the Air has a tutorial for converting a mason jar into a pendant light - I could give it a try!

The multicolor lighting looks the easiest to do. But I can't get the pendant lights out of my head. I need a new light in my home office/studio. I've never undertaken a lighting project so I'm a little intimidated. While I muster up my courage, take a look at what the Crafty Bloggers have been up to...

About Family Crafts
Take a moment to read some crafty money saving tips and then take a few more to publish your own!

Aileen's Musings
This week Aileen offers you a fun Altered Cabinet card tutorial and freebie downloads stop by and get inspired to make some fall art!

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi has a new card featuring a sweet elephant!

Cindy Gimbrone Beads
Looking for a unique idea to display your handcrafted jewelry? Cindy's here to lend you a hand!

Craftside- A behind-the-scenes peek at our crafty world
This week at Craftside there is a tutorial on how to fold an origami mosquito and enter to win a copy of the book Origami 101, how to treat a dog when its overheating, dehydrated and sunburned, some art from Gary Panter, and how to make your own crackers with a dehydrator.

Crafty Princess Diaries
Tammy looks ahead at the school year that is already filling her calendar with oodles of projects and commitments.

Eileen - The Artful Crafter
Did you love finger painting as a child? Here's a sort of grown-up version you might enjoy.

Mixed Media Artist
Shrink plastic buttons? Yes!! Consider all the possibilities...

Stefani's crocheted eyeballs are tongue-in-cheek funny creepy! Perfect for Halloween!

Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery
Spooktacular crochet eyeball pattern!


Therese's Treasures said...

Oh Cindy, the pendant light is a great idea. I think I will try to make one from a swag light kit to go over my desk.

In the Light of the Moon said...

So many great ideas but I really like the "jarolantern"!!I'm off to look for some..heehee.Warmest Regards,Cat

Aquariart said...

I have to tell you so you can giggle too, when I saw the picture from your post on ABS I thought you had taken photos of some old building in Europe with archways!! What a surprise when I got to your blog and saw glass canning jars!! I guess I need to start wearing my glasses again. LOL
Now I am going to try to read your post!