Instructables: exploring - decorating - glass Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:36:12 PDT BLOX v1.01 Stained Glass Moravian Star Ornament
Stained Glass Moravian Star Ornament - More DIY How To Projects]]> zaphodd42 I taught myself stained glass a few years ago. After becoming familiar with soldering techniques and making a few two dimensional panels and windows, I sought to create an interesting three dimensional project. These twelve point stars not only include an element of geometry, but have a truly eleg...
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:45:03 PST
Glass Paintings
Glass Paintings - More DIY How To Projects]]> matt.goldberg.77 The project started with two sketches - a chicken and an alligator Transfer of sketches Step 2 was to transfer these sketches onto large butcher paper the same size as the glass panels. Transfer onto glass Step three is to trace the line drawings onto the glass from the butcher paper undern...
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Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:49:07 PST
Artful Fences
Artful Fences - More DIY How To Projects]]> Beetlesmart I like to enjoy beauty in everyday things. My family spends a lot of time in our backyard and recently I found myself looking at my drab fence. I was sitting in a patio chair with a blue glass bottled water; the sun was shining through it and it gave me an idea. Bits of glass lit up by the sun wo...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:57:25 PST
Making 9,000 Grow Spheres
Making 9,000 Grow Spheres - More DIY How To Projects]]> JayTimeTV The goal was to make 90 centerpieces that would contain these amazing grow spheres that would be centerpieces for a cocktail-esque fundraiser event. Find a good fit Pick out a groovy piece of glassware to display your spheres. Roughly 90-100 jumbo grow spheres fit nicely into one of our large ma...
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:07:42 PDT
Coolest Cup Holders Only $2 a Cup Holder
Coolest Cup Holders Only $2 a Cup Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> Gash145 Want a cool idea for a car that will make it a little different or say more unique than your friends? This project cost $40 for all the supplies but with that you can make up to 16 cup holders depending on the size of the cup holders. With 16 that's 8 cars for $38 that's $4 a car for unique cup hold...
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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 08:09:50 PDT
Mosaic Stairs
Mosaic Stairs - More DIY How To Projects]]> Carebearmom Do you want to make your staircase a focal point in your home? Are your basement stairs lacking luster and you don't want to pour money into a new type of wood? Well a cheap and easy solution is to mosaic your stairs! The greatest cost of the project is time! The rest of the cost depends on what...
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:49:59 PDT
Keepsake jar with secret messages
Keepsake jar with secret messages - More DIY How To Projects]]> kamadesign Make a wonderful gift for the weddingcouple to treasure for years to come. The idea is to let the guests at the wedding write a word which describes what they wish the happy couple for the future. Words like "happiness", "passion" and "adventures" are written down on a piece of paper, put in a small...
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:58:58 PDT
EASY DIY Mr & Mrs Etched Glasses
EASY DIY Mr & Mrs Etched Glasses - More DIY How To Projects]]> Adambowker98 **Please vote for this Instructable in the Handmade Gifts Contest!**Mr. & Mrs. etched drinking glasses are a great decoration for any wedding! The method of glass etching in this tutorial can be applied to any kind of glass; make Mr. & Mrs. wine glasses, champagne glasses, or anything you want!Befor...
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Fri, 30 May 2014 17:28:29 PDT
Hidden Message Egg (wine glass magnifying lens)
Hidden Message Egg (wine glass magnifying lens) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Fikjast Scott For many years my family makes and displays Easter eggs. I try to do something different every year. This year I wanted to combine a hidden message inside the egg; readable with an attached homemade glass magnifying lens. I got the idea from micro-pictures put inside walking canes, rings, lo...
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 06:16:06 PDT
Simple Sea Glass Curtain
Simple Sea Glass Curtain - More DIY How To Projects]]> Katusha I love colored glass in the sunlight.  I originally wanted to make a rustic beaded curtain for my bathroom, but it was difficult to find inexpensive glass beads with holes large enough to string jute through.  On my search, I came across a little craft pack of sea glass and decided to make do. For a...
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:00:34 PDT
DIY Mason Jar Glass Light Covers
DIY Mason Jar Glass Light Covers - More DIY How To Projects]]> ddefilippo Add style and color to any room by creating simple mason jars light covers.This project is so quick and easy to do and the light fixtures you can create are endless.Materials Needed:-Mason jar(s) -Light fixture -Light bulbs-Exacto Knife-Scissors Time: 10-15 minutes for each light you cover. Choos...
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Sun, 5 Jan 2014 17:02:31 PST
Decorative Seaglass Vase and Secret Compartment
Decorative Seaglass Vase and Secret Compartment - More DIY How To Projects]]> kevinpaul Here you will learn how to make a good-looking vase full of seaglass, with a secret compartment on the inside! This not only saves seaglass, but also offers some secret storage. Materials You will need:1 large vase1 mason jar, which can fit inside the vasea lot of seaglass, enough to fill the vol...
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Fri, 20 Dec 2013 13:26:21 PST
Homemade glass shelves kennmcook We had a pile of glass TV base plates at work.  The TVs were used as monitors to display information and were all wall mounted, so I was given the glass base plates.  There was a circular mounting pattern of 6 holes already in the plates, with a small metal plate just around the holes.  I thought th...
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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 17:45:29 PST
Quick and Easy Bottle Makeover.
Quick and Easy Bottle Makeover. - More DIY How To Projects]]> hawkabee Hello! This is a super easy way to convert ANY glass bottle into a beautiful decorative vase. Great for any holiday or as a staple peice for any home and/or office. What you will need: -Glass bottle  -School Glue -Scissors -Pile of cut and/or ripped news paper, news print, tissue paper...etc.  (I ...
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Fri, 22 Nov 2013 11:50:10 PST
Wine Bottle Cutting ajensen19 You have various glassware in your house and you don't know what to do with it. Well you can use a technique on the glassware to cut the wine bottle in various shapes and make your art. Here are the steps as follows: Step 1: Take your glassware and score it along whatever areas you want to create w...
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Fri, 30 Aug 2013 14:21:10 PDT
Make a candle light bulb
Make a candle light bulb - More DIY How To Projects]]> out-of-the-box In this fun how-to I will show you how to make a candle lightbulb! It is a great conversation piece and its fun to make! Now this project is a bit out of my zone, I am an electronics guy and have no past expierence in candle making so if I did something you think I can improve on please let me know ...
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Sat, 29 Jun 2013 23:13:51 PDT
How to engrave glass.
How to engrave glass. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jakwiebus I've seen a lot of glass engraving. Apparently everybody has some sort of sandblaster or laser cutter laying around their houses, they indeed make very easy very neatly glass engravings... but I guess most people don't have these, and guess they are quite expensive. For this instructable, You'll st...
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Sun, 7 Apr 2013 07:15:31 PDT
DIY Artistic Vase
DIY Artistic Vase - More DIY How To Projects]]> Muhaiminah Faiz I'm sure that most of us have a number of empty glass jars and bottles at home. It's so hard to throw them away. We can recycle these jars and bottles for many purposes. I've tried to recycle them into home decor. This instructable will show how to turn these empty glass bottles and jars into artist...
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Tue, 19 Feb 2013 22:33:17 PST
Steampunk - tray with crystal glasses jenifer0 Materials:  • "Silver" platter - Dollar Tree - $1 • 2 mismatched crystal glasses and 1 glass compote/candy dish - found at an estate sale for $1 each • Red circular paper clips - Walmart or Michaels - $1 • Gold-colored push pins -  Walmart or Michaels - $1 • Large silver paper clips Instructions: S...
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Wed, 19 Dec 2012 12:28:25 PST
Super Mario Mosaic Table /Table Cover
Super Mario Mosaic Table /Table Cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tzabary I was looking for something to do with some of my spare time and also to cover two of my tables that had water stains and other cosmetic problems. I have decided to build two mosaic table covers. This tutorial is for the first cover I made - Super Mario. You can turn it into a new table or make...
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Tue, 31 Jul 2012 17:16:28 PDT
Broken glass candles
Broken glass candles - More DIY How To Projects]]> kriste3582 Color changing glass candle holders. Supplies needed You will need these supplies: -broken glass (preferably windshield type glass since it breaks more into chunks instead of shards.  I had kept two plastic shopping bags of glass when a patio table top broke) -glass containers (available at any c...
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Sat, 23 Jun 2012 06:53:05 PDT
Smash and Grab Bowl_Cast Concrete + Glass. martinbolton This is a bowl cast from concrete, utilising glass fragments from one of the infamous ‘smash and grabs’. I am not sure if this is an international term, of if it is mostly understood in my hometown Johannesburg and the rest of South Africa. I have featured this on my website, but I know that Instruc...
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 12:07:35 PDT
Glass Photo Display
Glass Photo Display - More DIY How To Projects]]> fzumrk I had a big piece of tempered glass from an old bulletin board that I wanted to re-purpose into something instead of throwing it away.  I also wanted to put some of my pictures on display, so this is what I came up with. Tools and Materials To make one of these, you will need the following mater...
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Fri, 2 Mar 2012 14:21:44 PST
How to cut a bottle with string and nail polish remover!
How to cut a bottle with string and nail polish remover! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Nanovirus A wonderful use for a glass bottle is a container. However a container can only contain that which will fit in the hole. This solution to how to cut a reasonable good cut, quickly and effectively in a glass wine bottle will be instructed below. I do hope you enjoy and stay safe! as this can be quit...
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Sun, 4 Dec 2011 16:54:41 PST
Faux Stained Glass Window
Faux Stained Glass Window - More DIY How To Projects]]> porklips I really liked the idea of faking stained glass. I have some very boring windows that are un-curtainable but need to provide privacy for our fishbowl house. Buying a door with stained glass is pricey and getting a new door is silly when our door is in good shape. So I tried in vain to look up someon...
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Sat, 26 Nov 2011 18:33:36 PST
Solar-Powered Glow-Jar
Solar-Powered Glow-Jar - More DIY How To Projects]]> MdP1632 The idea for this Instructable came from something I found called Sun and Moon Jars on Unfortunately these jars cost much more than I was willing to spend. Because of this, I decided to make my own version, and share it with all of yo...
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Wed, 24 Aug 2011 00:07:50 PDT
$3 Candlesticks Makeover! thesparklequeen Looking for something to spice up your table? Check these out: These were literally a three dollar project! Yup! $3 dollars! I found this pair of candlesticks at a local Goodwill, and naturally because of my love for glass, was drawn to them! There were a few chippings of the red coat of transparen...
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Sat, 13 Aug 2011 20:59:56 PDT
Personalized Glass Dispensers
Personalized Glass Dispensers - More DIY How To Projects]]> MariaCraftMedley I've been on a mission to transform my home bathroom into a spa-like setting, both calming and luxurious. One thing that screams luxury to me is personalized items, which got me thinking about how to display my lotions and pampering goodies. Enter glass etching cream and stylish dispensers. With jus...
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Wed, 23 Feb 2011 13:13:26 PST
Stained Plexi Privacy Glass
Stained Plexi Privacy Glass - More DIY How To Projects]]> artcfartc My dogs have destroyed the blinds on our front door. They also have a knack for pulling curtains down, so I had to come up with something durable. I came across some old quarter inch thick plexiglass for really cheap, which led to this idea. As an added bonus I also increased the security of my fro...
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Fri, 4 Feb 2011 12:35:12 PST
Easy glass engraving with the Cricut
Easy glass engraving with the Cricut - More DIY How To Projects]]> gtoal Create your own engraved beer mug! (or give a great personalized present) We'll be taking a dollar store beer mug and turning it into something much nicer - just in time to celebrate the New Year! Although I'll be using a Cricut vinyl cutter to make a stencil for your name, you can do this w...
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Fri, 31 Dec 2010 17:51:16 PST
Dollar Store Hurricane Lamp
Dollar Store Hurricane Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> kcallina So I'm seeing a trend in pedestals.  Everything looks better on a pedestal!  And at the Dollar Tree the other day I was looking at the glass hurricane lamps and candlesticks for a possible centerpiece for a friend's shower when I go a great idea!  Two great things that would look great together! I ...
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Mon, 20 Sep 2010 12:36:59 PDT
Glass Etching Using Toner Transfer Templates
Glass Etching Using Toner Transfer Templates - More DIY How To Projects]]> kaptaink_cg I recently began experimenting with glass etching cream. There's a lot of creative things you can do with it, but to create really cool designs you need to spend a LOT of time trimming your stencils. I wanted to find a quicker way to create complex designs and realized that the toner transfer techni...
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Sun, 11 Apr 2010 18:59:53 PDT
glass bottle tree decor
glass bottle tree decor - More DIY How To Projects]]> laurent123  i hand glass bottle cokes laying around so i finished them up and i really liked the bottles so i decided to tie them to a tree because i thought i would be a cool homemade decoration for our backyard  materials  for this your going to need -glass bottle cokes (empty) -string -hot glue gun (opti...
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Sat, 23 Jan 2010 19:19:55 PST
Unique candle lighting effect.
Unique candle lighting effect. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Heliosphan I got bored the other day and decided to make my own candle, but a surprising lighting effect came out of it when I moved it to a darkened room, purely by chance. The raw materials are very cheap. However availablility of one of the key items may be more difficult for people in other countries (th...
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Tue, 19 Jan 2010 09:23:56 PST
Painting Tranby Mirror from Ikea victoriasayar Another useful but boring bit of decoration, this mirror needed something to make it into more of a feature.  I seem to have a thing for warm reds and oranges so out came the glass paints and this is the result.  I have since seen that they sell a coloured version of this mirror in Ikea in blues and...
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Tue, 17 Nov 2009 10:55:50 PST
Bottle Works Mrspott I got the idea from And it just sorta expanded into gifts for friends and such
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Sat, 24 Oct 2009 22:00:57 PDT
Practical (Cheap) Bottle Cutting
Practical (Cheap) Bottle Cutting - More DIY How To Projects]]> haventmadeabombyet This shows a cheep and effective way to cut glass bottles for your own needs, such as drinking glasses, shot glasses, vases, pencil holders, and anything else you can think of. No cracks or sharp edges. This may not be an ideal technique if you want to produce a lot of bottles, but a cheap way to cu...
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Thu, 24 Sep 2009 06:05:57 PDT
Cutting Wine Bottles for Glasses and Vases
Cutting Wine Bottles for Glasses and Vases - More DIY How To Projects]]> stickmop This is my ripoff... er, variation on Fstedie's Drinking Glasses from Wine Bottles Instructable using a Workmate and some clamps. I'm just going to describe another way of scribing the score line for cutting your bottle. Please see the rest of Fstedie's excellent guide for instructions on how to ca...
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Mon, 31 Aug 2009 21:00:57 PDT
CREATE a different frame for your pictures recycling a jar
CREATE a different frame for your pictures recycling a jar - More DIY How To Projects]]> ladyfreak How abut some recycling? Let's start WHAT you need A Jar and a picture HOW roll the picture and insert it upside down into the jar Result ...and there you goYou didn't spend any money, you recycle some glass and you have a new an unique frame for your pictures.
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Wed, 25 Feb 2009 16:15:27 PST
The Water-Bottle Wine Glass
The Water-Bottle Wine Glass - More DIY How To Projects]]> itsthatsguy For this instructable you will be creating a wine glass from hot glue a water bottle and CD. If you like this instructable please vote for it in the Tap'dNY contest Materials Water Bottle Cd Hot glue gun w/ hot glue x-acto knife Cut the Bottle Most water bottles begin to curve about 3 inche...
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Mon, 19 Jan 2009 20:43:12 PST
30 Second Whiteboard
30 Second Whiteboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> Weissensteinburg Whiteboards are great for brain storming and thinking. I've always wanted a whiteboard. A glass one seemed like an easy fix, but clear would be hard to see, and I didn't know where to find an appropriately sized piece of glass. When I saw the coupons in the Sunday paper for Joann's and Michael's, th...
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Mon, 29 Dec 2008 08:53:20 PST
Glass Etched Glasses
Glass Etched Glasses - More DIY How To Projects]]> evey5268 For Christmas this year, I am etching different beverage glasses for my family. I have coffee mugs, beer glasses, and wine glasses. Here are the general directions and how-to to make your very own personalized glasses. Materials You will need: -Clean glasses -Glass Etching -Brushes -Masking Ta...
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Sun, 7 Dec 2008 10:04:23 PST
Faux Stained Glass
Faux Stained Glass - More DIY How To Projects]]> goosezilla Make fake stained glass with hot glue, plexiglass, and paint! Cheap, easy, and pretty. Supply list: Hot Glue Gun Black Hot Glue Glass Paints Paper Thick Marker Tape Plexiglass (you can use glass, but it is heavy!) Black Hot Glue I found it online and have only used this brand so far. It is more ...
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Sat, 23 Aug 2008 21:19:26 PDT
How to make an energy efficient versatile light made of recycled glass
How to make an energy efficient versatile light made of recycled glass - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mia bea If you are one of those weird people like me who have a bunch of scraps of glass about the house then this is a great project to make something beautiful and at least semi-useful. (By the way this project is either an LED (Light Emitting Diode) light holder or a candle holder.) The materials need...
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Wed, 11 Jun 2008 19:49:11 PDT
Turn a Bottle Into a Nifty Match Holder
Turn a Bottle Into a Nifty Match Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> Seppuko I recently finished a bottle of gin and ran out of matches at the same time. Now, before I get a reputation as being a vagrant, the gin was for a cocktail party we held, and the matches are for candles ;) Match boxes are ugly and I bought a hefty 3-pack of 250 matches (per box, that is) so I wanted...
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Sun, 20 Apr 2008 21:48:06 PDT