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Reuse those Glass Jars

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10 Ways to Reuse a Glass Jar | Natural Family Living Blog

Tiffany from Nature Moms has given us some great ideas on how to reuse glass jars.

1. Beach in a jar – This is a fun project for kids who have visited the beach recently and gathered seashells. Simply put some sand in the bottom of the jar (colored play sand works great for this) and add the seashells. A larger shell can be glued to the lid for a finishing touch. Letting the kids paint the shells first is another fun way to add some color.

2. Lantern or candleholder – This is a good project for a glass jar of any size. The kids can use glass paint to create a stained glass look. Use the candle for dining outdoors in the evening…add a citronella candle and you have a bug deterrent too.

3. Snack jars! She likes to keep nuts, raisins, shredded coconut etc. in glass jars.

4. An I Spy jar – Fill the jar with rice and a few secret objects like a coin, a paperclip, a button, a bead, a small toy, dice, etc and have kids see if they can find all the treasures by rolling the jar around and shaking it up.

5. Planter – Put pebbles in the bottom of a small jar, then fill with potting soil. Plant herb or flower seeds, and put in the windowsill.

To see the rest of her great ideas, be sure to check out the original post here

Thank you Tiffany for this wonderful post

Do you have your own ideas on how to reuse glass jars? We’d love to hear them or even see photos. Feel free to comment here or email us at kidsstuffworld @ gmail dot com

Etched Glass

August 30, 2008 at 10:49 pm Leave a comment

Eco-Friendly Doll Furniture

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We are so excited to feature Anna’s Kid-Friendly, Earth-Friendly, easy on the pocketbook cardboard doll furniture. We have visions of what we could do with a little contact paper and some craft glue.

You’ll probably recognize Anna from her well known diy cardboard kitchen that is still circulating the blog worlds a year later. If you haven’t seen it, check it out here. Yu can still purchase the plans on her Etsy store and build your very own.

Stay tuned for more from this talented blogger and even a possible interview from Anna herself.
Upcycled Doll Bed

Your purchase from the Etsy store includes plans to build the bed and sew the quilt, create the mattress and the pillow (not pictured), construct the chair, and even a matching table (also not pictured) for all your doll tea parties

Upcycled Doll Chair

Forty-two roads: Doll Furniture and Linens are Finished!

Check out her blog for more photos and details and be sure to stop by her Etsy store for your copy of the Doll Furniture and the Cardboard Kitchen

August 29, 2008 at 8:20 pm Leave a comment

Target Dress Makeover

Wendy from Dozi Design is a lady after our own hearts. Not only is she an extremely talented artist, but she also has a knack for taking everyday ordinary objects and turning them into something truly extraordinary. Take this summer dress project , Dozi eyed this piece on a clearance rack from Target. Its original form was a bit unflattering, so she put her creativity to work and just look at what she created. If you have never been to Dozi’s blog , we suggest you head on over there now. You’ll be glad you did.

Do you have a project you think we should feature in our From Ordinary to Extraordinary column (see link in sidebar)? If so, comment here or email us at kidsstuffworld@gmail.com .

August 3, 2008 at 8:08 pm Leave a comment

Thrift Store MuuMuu = Stylish Peasant Top

How to Create a Peasant Top from a Funky Thrift Store Muumuu – CraftStylish

For our first project in our new segment called Take Something Ordinary and Make it Extraordinary, we’d love to feature this amazing project from the Subversive Seamster. It’s a little bit funky, a little bit retro, a little eco-friendly, and a whole lot of stylish mixed into one great top. The perfect signature shirt for a modern day mom looking for ways to save a few bucks, look good at the same time, and if at all possible not damage the planet any more than it already is. Sounds like us, right? We found this project at Craft Stylish. If you’ve never been there, you should go (after your done here of course) and check out all their fantastic craft ideas.

July 23, 2008 at 5:58 pm 5 comments


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