Hi! Here is Lelê Gianetti from It Yourself once again and continuing the series of posts on ICKFD. Today I will give tips on a very cool and extremely practical DIY.
Glass jars are present in most houses, aren’t they ?! Have you seen those pots that have screw caps? They are also known as mason jars and have been gaining more and more space as decoration items and for other purposes.
These pots are vintage, super cool and leave environments with a unique personality and mega cozy.
I would say that it is impossible to stroll through Tumblr without noticing the thousands of ways that there are using these items marked by versatility. And with such an extensive range of options, there are obviously many ways to customize them and make them even more incredible.
I’m already going to teach you how to make a pot like this to keep your face, but before starting our DIY itself, here’s a curiosity.
Did you know that these screw-top glass jars got their name after their inventor John Landis Mason patented them in 1858? This is the origin of the famous American canning pots, the mason jars. Since then, the utensil has gained many formats and various uses.
Do you believe that there are many collectors of this type of pot? Yes, that’s right. On eBay, for example, you can find them for the purpose of collecting them, the price of which varies according to the age, type and conservation of the mason jar.
For our DIY, any type of pot will do, but if you don’t want to pick up any pot, I’ve separated some really cool options below. Just click on each link to check, okay?
And I’ve also seen it to sell in supermarkets and at TokStok.
So, let’s go… Get to work! I will teach you how to make 2 objects and show you some more inspirations of ideas from this decoration supertrend today.
1. DIY: LUMINAIRES WITH MASON JARS
This idea is incredible and, when we see the final result, it is even difficult to think that the making is so simple.
You will need:
- Glass jar
- Lamp of your choice
- Socket with wire (there are types that come with an excellent finish on both ends of the wire)
- Nail or screw
- Pen or any marker
STEP BY STEP:
- Trace the circumference of your socket on the lid of your pot;
- With the hammer and nail, drill holes following the outline;
- Now drill extra holes, as in the image. This works for ventilation. Without this, your glass is in danger of becoming too hot;
- With the help of a screwdriver, start removing the inner portion of your demarcation. When you reach about 75% of this step, be very careful because the surface of the lid is sharp;
- Remove the rest with the aid of scissors;
- Insert the socket into the hole;
- Put the lamp, screw the pot and you’re done!
2. DIY: DECORATIVE MASON JARS
The other decorating ideas are even simpler, but no less charming!
Generally, they involve painting the glass and their use is quite varied within the decoration of an environment. One of the possibilities of use is to pack plants, flowers and various utensils. You will only need:
- Glass jars
- Spray paint
- Plastic bags
- Scotch tape
STEP BY STEP:
There is also a very interesting variable in case you want to further customize your pot.
You can use a relief ink and, before applying spray paint, write whatever you want on the glass. Just let it dry and follow the example sequence below.
Source: Yesterday on Tuesday
Other than that, there are still many other less elaborate ways to customize your mason jar. Everything ends up being very cute, just use your creativity and turn these items into beautiful ways to decorate your environments.
I separated several other inspirations for you to fall even more in love with this DIY! Then I want to know what was your favorite, huh ?!
Sources: The Sweetest Occasion, Brit.co, Crafts Love, Emma line bride, Joyful weddings and events, Yesterday on Tuesday, Woon Blog, The 36th Avenue
Did you like today’s tip? I hope so … if you have any questions about any of the steps or inspirations, just let me know.