Inspiration: 21 DIY Mason Jar Crafts

21 DIY Mason Jar Ideas

Mason jars can be upcycled into so many things… including this lovely Mason Jar Sewing Kit from Anthropologie:

" DETAILS:

A handmade pincushion lid tops off everything you need to stitch and mend. Includes two spools of thread, thimble, safety pins, needle threader, straight pins, measuring tape, four sewing needles and scissors.
  • Glass, metal, wood, cotton, polyfill, felt”

Mason Jar Sewing Kit

Mason Jars are so versatile.

A little bit of boho.  Upcycled Indian chairs found at Plumo.

A little bit of boho.  Upcycled Indian chairs found at Plumo.

the chairs are hand made and upcycled

Handmade pencil display unit - Upcycled Pringles can.
~ By Karboojeh Handmade Jewelry

Handmade pencil display unit - Upcycled Pringles can.

~ By Karboojeh Handmade Jewelry

Craft show: Table Display & Handpainted Pencils

Tutorial: Homemade fabric solution for transfering print ons

I just found this great tutorial for transferring photos onto fabric - economically. Summary:

Homemade “mixture” to get more vibrant colors when printing on fabric: Mix 2 tablespoons of Alum (found in the spice section of your grocery store), 2 1/2 teaspoons of Washing Soda (found in the laundry section) and 1/2 teaspoon of liquid fabric softener.  Then add one cup of hot water. Soak 100% cotton in this for 15 minutes. Dry. Iron on freezer paper - sticky side onto fabric. Stick in the printer; fabric side up.

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For More Detail, Here is an Edited Excerpt from the Tutorial I Found at infarrantlycreative.net (for Full Tutorial, go to the same link):

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Custom Bean Bags

IMG_1648Did you know you don’t have to buy those fancy schmancy fabric printer sheets to have quality printed fabric?  Did you know you don’t have to buy that fancy schmancy solution to soak your own fabric in beforehand?  Here is a quick no-fail recipe to get the best results with the most vibrant colors when printing on fabric…

  • Mix 2 tablespoons of Alum (found in the spice section of your grocery store), 2 1/2 teaspoons of Washing Soda (found in the laundry section) and 1/2 teaspoon of liquid fabric softener.  Then add one cup of hot water.
  • Mix it in a bowl bigger than you think because it foams up when you add the water.  Stir. After a few minutes the foam will disappear.  Next soak your 100% white cotton fabric in your solution for 15 minutes.

IMG_1599 After fifteen minutes is up wring out all the excess liquid.
IMG_1600Wait!!!  Can’t I just print it out on fabric since the bean bags won’t be washed?  The solution gives you more vibrant colors and if they should get wet they won’t bleed.  This recipe is perfect for quilters who want to add pictures to their work as well.

Store the remaining solution in a container and mark it well to use at a later date.

  • IMG_1601 Next dry your fabric.  I hung mine to dry overnight.  But if you are an impatient crafter, you can put it in the dryer. 
  • Next grab some freezer paper (found near the tin foil and Ziploc bag section) and iron your fabric to the shiny side of the freezer paper with a hot, dry iron.

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  • IMG_1627Once your fabric is stuck to the freezer paper cut it into 8 1/2” x 11” rectangles.  Iron one more time after cut just to ensure that the fabric is stuck well.
  • IMG_1628 In whatever program you choose, size your pictures (I chose 4” x 4” images) and print them onto your fabric.  You can change your printer settings to the best print quality on fabric if you have that option.  Make sure you print on the fabric side and not on the back of the freezer paper.

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  • IMG_1632Cut out your printed fabric to size.  I chose to do both sides of the bean bags with a picture.  Of course, you can use just regular fabric on the backside.

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DIY: Magnet Tins & Containers

Creative Ideas for DIY Magnets. When I saw this pic (up), I thought it was brilliant, it brings together two things I love: Magnets & Britain’s iconic bus & phone booth.

Container Magnets

The one’s above are using tin containers as is, no decoupage, no embellishment… just stick a magnet at the back & voila!

The same goes for this one here: Vintage tins, turned into fridge magnets.

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Photo sources in order of appearance:

  1. www.domesticfashionista.com
  2. www.marthastewart.com
  3. www.aprettycoollife.com

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Fabric Details: Print Away

www.bluebellgray.com - Secret Garden

Pom-pom cushion. This cushion is called Secret Garden, initially hand-painted by Bluebellgray before going to the factory. On their blog, it says:

Bluebellgray is an exciting, young, Scottish textile design company specialising in the home interiors market set up by designer Fi Douglas in 2009. Influenced by a love of colour and all things floral, the designs are something unique and special, each design is painted by hand in the Bluebellgray studio before being printing onto natural cottons and linens using state of the art printing technology.”

Again, the pom pom trimming looks so cool on this wall hanging, called “Meadow.”

Bluebellgray - wall

Let’s not forget this gorgeous curtain. the little half-pink-half-white cushion is also so beautiful.

Back to cushions.

Fantastic designs, and beautiful prints

Chalkboard DIY: Display sign from an artists palette

Chalkboard palette

Chalkboard rustic idea. I just came back from a craft show that took all my energy. But this doesn’t mean I’m not going to post a mini DIY idea over here at Tumblr.

You need:

  • A wooden (or bamboo) artist’s palette. If it is already varnished go ahead and spray paint it, if it is raw, you need to prime it.
  • Chalkboard spray paint from Ace - Krylon.

Krylon Chalkboard Paint

  • A cardboard box to use as safety net for spray-painting the project. Place the palette inside and go ahead and spray 2-3 coats. Make sure to give each coat at least 1/2 to dry.
  • Use the chalkboard 72 hours later. The can says you need to run a piece of chalk horizontally against the surface and to wipe it off before using it. Maybe this is meant to condition the surface before writing on it.

You’re done. Happy chalk-boarding,

Karboojeh

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P.S. The The chlakboard in the picture is painted by Karboojeh Handmade Jewelry. It first appeared in this post, titled “Handmade jewelry display 101: Karboojeh’s journey in the world of craft shows”, describing the craft show we’ve been to recently.

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Karboojeh Holiday Crafts: Handmade wire ornaments & beaded butterflies…
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View the full ornament show here.
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Karboojeh Holiday Crafts: Handmade wire ornaments & beaded butterflies…

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View the full ornament show here.

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Jewelry Fun: Boho adventures from the Levant

Handmade Jewelry: Karboojeh Color Power Boho Bracelet

Boho Jewelry Fun: Bracelets, rings and earrings from the Levant. This is my new collection of handmade jewelry - by Karboojeh Jewelry. I had great fun working on these, and more, to be revealed soon inshAllah.

Karboojeh Wood & Blue Boho Rings

The first piece is called the Karboojeh Color Power Boho Bracelet. The three wooden rings above are nicknamed, Karboojeh Wood & Blue Boho Rings. The three earrings below are just a sneak peak into a boho earrings collection I might reveal here or over at my other blog karboojeh.wordpress.com.

Karboojeh Wood & Blue Boho Earrings

I made a couple of key-accessories, I am showing one here below. I’m calling it, Karboojeh Blue Levant Key Charm.

I’m particularly in love with seed beads (little glass beads that if stacked together can make a big impact): In this piece, turquoise beads go lovingly well with bronze. This (below) is called, Karboojeh Mixed Brass Levant Pendant Necklace.

Karboojeh Mixed Brass Levant Pendant Necklace

And here is its sister, Karboojeh Mixed Levant Pendant Necklace.

Karboojeh Mixed Levant Pendant Necklace

That’s it for now. Take care… :)

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I just found this pic of a handmade knitted sofa & ottoman combo; I want to sleep in it. BiscuitScout is the name of this cool slip-covers Etsy shop. So cute.

A wooden stool with leg warmers. Ah, so cute - winter is here. Brrrrrr :)

I just found this pic of a handmade knitted sofa & ottoman combo; I want to sleep in it. BiscuitScoutBiscuitScout is the name of this cool slip-covers Etsy shop. So cute.

BiscuitScout

A wooden stool with leg warmers. Ah, so cute - winter is here. Brrrrrr :)


Bohemian Twig Fashion. Marukiko, one of Etsy's hand-makers, makes these beautiful hand-painted boho twig necklaces. Love at first sight. I love rustic, not so polished jewelry that reminds us of nature & earth. Twigs are now finding their voice in boho fashion.

Wood connected necklace - Etsy - marukiko

Bohemian Twig Fashion. Marukiko, one of Etsy's hand-makers, makes these beautiful hand-painted boho twig necklaces. Love at first sight. I love rustic, not so polished jewelry that reminds us of nature & earth. Twigs are now finding their voice in boho fashion.

Boho way of recycling trees. The beads on this bracelet are made from paper, and glazed with some kind of varnish or sealer. Nail polish works, too. I like the mix up of paper beads with sequin & glass seed beads. Very authentic.
I wish I knew the original maker of this bohemian bracelet. Alas!

Boho way of recycling trees. The beads on this bracelet are made from paper, and glazed with some kind of varnish or sealer. Nail polish works, too. I like the mix up of paper beads with sequin & glass seed beads. Very authentic.

I wish I knew the original maker of this bohemian bracelet. Alas!

Boho paper beads bracelet

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Color-power boho earrings. I found these earrings at fashion-conscience.com. They’re called: Fair Trade Beaded Hoop Earrings. And they are so lovely. Easy to make, too.
Here are more boho jewelery beauties, mostly handmade…

These earrings are by fellow Tumblr jewelery-maker, Bohemia Jewellery. Aren’t they gorgeous? Love’em. Handmade!
Check this out!

This is a Bohemian hippie friendship bracelet over at Etsy’s One of a Kind Jewelry Design (OOAKjewel)

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I did mention before (here and on my other blog), my love for Pom Poms, and how delighted I was seeing this pom pom hippie bracelet, also by the above-mentioned Etsy creator.

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Source: thevitrine.com via Karboojeh on Pinterest

The woven rope bracelet above is from an online shop called The Vitrine. They feature the products & creations of several handmade artists.

I love the blending of woven rope & chain (below). Then there’s the tassel, a beloved jewelery element of mine. Nice design.
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Source (L): thevitrine.com via Karboojeh on Pinterest


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 The tassel earrings are quite boho-chic, made out of twisted bamboo thread and suede strings.



Source (Pic above - Right): thevitrine.com via Karboojeh on Pinterest

Color-power boho earrings. I found these earrings at fashion-conscience.com. They’re called: Fair Trade Beaded Hoop Earrings. And they are so lovely. Easy to make, too.Fair Trade beaded hoop earrings

Here are more boho jewelery beauties, mostly handmade…

Aqua Beaded Hoops

These earrings are by fellow Tumblr jewelery-maker, Bohemia Jewellery. Aren’t they gorgeous? Love’em. Handmade!

Check this out!

Bohemian hippie bracelet - friendship bracelets

This is a Bohemian hippie friendship bracelet over at Etsy’s One of a Kind Jewelry Design (OOAKjewel)

Bohemian hippie bracelet - friendship bracelets

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Bohemian hippie - beaded gypsy heart bracelet - turquoise and red coral

I did mention before (here and on my other blog), my love for Pom Poms, and how delighted I was seeing this pom pom hippie bracelet, also by the above-mentioned Etsy creator.

Boho chic cuff bracelet - romantic oriental sari style

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Bohemian hippie bracelet - beaded multiple strands

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The woven rope bracelet above is from an online shop called The Vitrine. They feature the products & creations of several handmade artists.

I love the blending of woven rope & chain (below). Then there’s the tassel, a beloved jewelery element of mine. Nice design.

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Source (L): thevitrine.com via Karboojeh on Pinterest

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 The tassel earrings are quite boho-chic, made out of twisted bamboo thread and suede strings.

Source (Pic above - Right): thevitrine.com via Karboojeh on Pinterest

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Karboojeh Handmade: The Blue Mediterranean collection

Karboojeh Blue Collection Handmade Chain Necklaces - By Karboojeh Jewelry

Blue Boho-chic Jewelry. The Mediterranean is a melting ‘sea’ for civilizations that have their own interpretation of the color blue. Blue is most prevalent in ethnic jewelry that hails from places like Morocco, Istanbul and even Sham Sherif.

Karboojeh 'One Blue' Chain Necklace - Handmade by Karboojeh Jewelry

In this collection, I share a number of necklaces handmade by Kaboojeh Jewelry, in an attempt to modernize and enliven a culture of ‘blue.’ I have deep respect for everything old, so my attempts here are merely a form of self-expression. I’m simply not good at mimic-ing other people’s work.

Karboojeh Sham Blue Chain Necklace - Handmade by Karboojeh Jewelry

The first necklace is a Karboojeh ‘One Blue’ Chain Necklace, followed by Karboojeh Sham Blue Chain Necklace, and the one below is called, Hand of Fatima pendant necklace by Karboojeh Jewelry.

Hand of Fatima pendant necklace ~ by karboojeh Jewelry

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All jewelry & photos are originally by Karboojeh Jewelry

Vintage Necklace from the Levant: When global vintage meets my heritage

Vintage Levant: Karboojeh Vintage Necklace with handmade Crochet and vintage beads - By Karboojeh Jewelry

Handmade, vintage, boho, necklace from the Levant. The center glass piece spells: Allah. It sits on a handmade crochet flower, with vintage beads that used to be part of an old pair of earrings. A golden vintage clip-on earring, snuggles nicely below the blue glass focal piece.

Vintage Levant: Karboojeh Vintage Necklace with handmade Crochet and vintage beads - By Karboojeh Jewelry

In Ottoman times, wearing the name ‘Allah’ was for protection and remembrance of the love of God. This necklace has something holy about it, it needs to be treated with utmost respect.

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