It is difficult to avoid glass jars nowadays. Most of the goods we need in the house are packed in jars like pickles, mayonnaise and jellies. Since glass jars are already common, it is so easy for us to disregard and take them for granted. Most of us often consume the goods inside the jars and send them out to be recycled afterwards. Although it is a good way to make use of the jars again, there are still other ways on how to recycle the jars by not breaking them. In fact, with your creativity, these jars can become beautiful vases.
In this article, you will get tips on how to make use of the colorful jars of goods and turn them in to beautiful house decoration and accessories.
The different sizes, colors and shapes of the jars allow them to be a great base for a project. If you’re like the many people who love buying unusual shaped jars or colored jars in garage sales and flea markets, those can also be used in decorating your house. But you must prepare the jars first before using them as decor.
The first thing to do before using the jars as decorations, is to take its entire label off. You can easily remove the labels by placing them on a pot of boiling water to be heated. This will remove all the labels. If there are still adhesive left, you can remove them by using adhesive remover or applying grease on it.
Once the labels are removed, you can design the jars all you want. You can wrap it with nice colored paper and place a ribbon at the jars’ rim. You can also etch or paint on the glass or place stickers and glitters on its surface.
Through your resourcefulness and creativity, you were able to make beautiful decorations that you can use in beautifying your home. There are a lot of decorating choices for you, you can have a theme or specific look for your house. You can decorate each room individually, or you can have one theme for the entire decoration of the house. Just be creative for there are many ways to design your house with glass.
Recycling glass containers is the right thing to do. However, it does not necessarily mean that you always have to place them inside the recycling bin. You can recycle the glass jars and turn them to usable items. A beautifully decorated jar can become a beautiful vase.