Decorative Ideas for Glass Containers

Glass containers are so versatile in terms of what you can do with them when it comes to decorating. Depending on the size, shape, and style of the glass container, the possibilities for decor are almost limitless. Today we’ll take a look at some of the creative project ideas you can try with your glass containers.

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Tea Light Holders

Glass jars can be used in so many different ways, including providing ambient lighting at your dinner table or in your living room. Simply fill your jars about ¾ full with the material of your choice — polished stones, white pea gravel, sand, or water, and place the tea light in the jar. One of the best things about this project is that you can change the “filling” in the glass to match the season or event.

Twig Vases

Twigs have long been thought of as nothing more than spindly sticks that should be thrown out. We encourage you to look at them as a unique decorative piece in your home. Be sure to choose an appropriately sized jar to balance the length and thickness of the twigs you plan to display. It’s also important to choose the size of the twigs in proportion to the area where they will be displayed. A tall jar with long dark twigs creates a pleasing contrast against a lightly colored room.

Twine-Wrapped Jar Sets

Twine may be a simple textile, but it can add eye-catching detail to your glass containers. With a glue gun and some twine, you can completely cover the glass in twine or add a statement piece around the middle of the jar. Additionally, you can add extra detail by including elements that speak to the season. For example, you might place pine cones and red ribbons on the jar when it’s winter or some pastel flowers when it’s springtime.

Hanging Garden Lanterns

Perhaps one of the nicest aspects of summer is the ability to stay out on your back patio for longer. With longer hours of daylight, it can be hard to call it a night and go inside. With that in mind, why not ensure that you can stay out as long as you’d like with some hanging garden lanterns? All you need are some glass containers, string, and a light source. For the light source, you can use tea lights, candles, or faux candles. Select a few locations to place your hanging garden lanterns, and enjoy a night out on your patio.

Fabric-Wrapped Jars

Fabric-wrapped jars not only make pretty decor statements in your home, but they’re also a great idea for hosting parties and showers. A trip to your local hobby store should provide you with a great supply of all types of ribbons. From big bows and minimalist ribbons to velvet and burlap, you’re sure to find the right fabric for your project. Decorate your jars with the ribbons using a little hot glue and fill with the material that best matches their intended purpose.

Emergency Candles

Emergency candles are a great thing to have on hand since you never know when you’ll need them. While most of us rely heavily on electricity, flashlights, and even our phones to provide light in the dark, there are times when a wax candle is the perfect solution. Depending on your level of comfort with DIY projects, you might want to create the candle completely from scratch or use a candle-making kit. Either way, be sure to store these where you can find them should the need arise.

Word Jars

There are a number of ways you can use word jars. One way you can create a word jar is to use craft paint to decorate the jar with the name of a particular season, event, or family member. You can use puffy paint, spray paint, or another type of paint to craft a special message, draw a symbol, or write a name. These jars are special as they come out only at certain times of the year or when you’re celebrating an individual.

One other way to use a word jar is to decorate the outside and then fill the inside with words of encouragement that can be selected each night at dinner time to provide a way to compliment one another and promote conversation.

Marquee Lighting

If you’re like a lot of families, then you probably have at least one wall in your home where you display pictures of family members. A great way to highlight this wall and add dramatic flair is to create marquee lighting with glass containers. Paint and decorate the outside of the glass containers to match the decor of the space, and then place bright lights inside each jar. Place the jars on the floor under the pictures to create the effect of spotlights, or marquee lighting, in your home.

Bird Feeder

There are so many different materials you can use to make bird feeders, and glass containers are no exception. In fact, you can add additional items to your glass container so that it not only provides food for the birds but also prevents squirrels from stealing it. Glass containers can be painted in any number of ways to suit the style in your yard. Whether you place it in an upright position or on its side, you’re sure to love the addition to your outdoor living space.

For those of you who want to provide food for squirrels, simply attach a glass container to a tree or fence post in your yard and regularly place items such as walnuts, hickory nuts, white oak acorns, and beechnuts in the jar. Make sure the nuts you supply are still in the shell, as these provide the opportunity for squirrels to gnaw on the shells, which is beneficial for keeping their teeth healthy.

Stained Glass Garden Lights

If you love the look of stained glass but don’t have the time, supplies, or money to create true stained glass, there is hope! Simply visit your local craft store to purchase glass paint, “lead” strips and liquid “leading.” Decide on the design you want to create, tape off the pattern, and create beautiful stained glass garden lights. If this is your first time trying this type of project, then we recommend sticking with a more simple design. As you gain confidence and experience, experiment with more complicated and intricate designs.

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