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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Recycled Glitter Vases

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DIY Glitter Glass Jars ||  www.craftingintherain.com

I love being creative. Part of the fun is finding ways to use free supplies around your house. You save a bit of money and a bit of landfill space. Plus, living in the Pacific Northwest, you can't help but be more conscious of the environment. 

In the same spirit of recycling, Energizer's EcoAdvanced longest lasing alkaline batteries are the first on the market to use recycled batteries/materials. You can find them easily in a battery kiosk at Walmart.

Batteries with recycled material

My most recent recycling craft was to make these glitter vases out of salad dressing jars. If you want to make some too, you'll need these things:

Clean glass jars
Floor wax
Fine glitter
Cardboard tube (paper towel, wrapping paper, etc)
Fake flowers

Supplies for glitter glass vase on www.craftingintherain.com

Pour some floor wax into a jars and rotate to make sure the inside is completely covered and pour out the extra back into the bottle, letting most of the drips drain out as well. 

Then add some glitter in and rotate the jar again. Add more glitter if there are any bare spots. Pour excess glitter back in the container. Let dry overnight.

The glitter can still flake out of these though, so place a cardboard tube inside the jar before adding flowers. I did that here and this way the stems won't scratch of the glitter on the sides of the jar.
Turn jar into glitter vase  ||  Crafting in the Rain

These new batteries are available in AA and AAA (perfect for all the remote control toys that my son and husband love so much :)

So I'd love to hear what's the last upcycling craft project you did?

And be sure to take this chance to enter the GuiltFreeEnergy giveaway of $1000 in gift cards.
GuiltFreeEnergy Giveaway - $1,000 in Gift Cards

Like the glitter look? 
I've made Christmas ornaments the same way

Get your supplies:
clear glass ornaments
floor wax

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  1. Great project! I just looove glitter. These look so feminine and pretty. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love this!! Upcycling is something we do often in this house. I did glitter jars a while back but on the outside- something I later regretted as I couldn't touch them without a trail of glitter everywhere. I didn't know I could use floor wax- absolutely GENIUS!! Especially because I bought some for our old hardwood floor but didn't use it. It can't be used on our new floor. So now I have a new purpose for it- thank you!!!!

  3. Floor wax huh! Never would of thought of that. Your glittery vases turned out really pretty. Like the little wood box their in too. Looks very easy to make. Love easy (-; Thanks for sharing.

  4. The TP liner is your hidden secret! Thanks for linking up at For what it's worth-jeannie

  5. These are so pretty and a great way to recycle. And I had no idea you could use floor wax like that!

  6. I love these! Thanks for sharing at Tips & Tricks! Hope to see you back this week! :)

  7. Never would have thought to use floor wax, they look great!

  8. Such a great idea!! It's simple, and beautiful! What a fabulous way to recycle! #client

  9. I love the way your jars turned out! Thank you for sharing them on Show Me Saturday!

  10. What a great project! I love the way you added the glitter! Thanks bunches for sharing at Shabbilicious Friday~ ox

  11. So pretty! And I love the tip about the toilet paper roll!! Thanks for linking up at The Creative Circle!

  12. How gorgeous! I love the gold glitter and pink flowers paired together especially for Spring. Plus I always have glass jars lying around the house that I can upcycle. Thank you for sharing at the Motivational Monday Link Party. Hope to see you again Sunday night.

    Bethany from The Southern Couture