In the summer I made some solar lights for on the deck using a glass container and some stained glass paint. The glass containers were purchased from the thrift store as a fraction of the cost of buying them new.
I simplified the pattern I used for some wind spinners, used some Gallery Glass paint from another project, a solar light an some flat gems.
I did the same pattern on opposite corners of the container.
Perfect for the deck railing for lighting when it gets dark with the light reflecting on the flat gems.
When it was time to bring the painted container inside I took out the solar light and replaced it with a tea light and holder. Works perfectly. You could also use one of the battery operated tea lights.
I love turning items that will otherwise be recycled into a decorative item for the home or garden. Here is what I did with two empty jars.
I painted random shapes on them. They don’t look that great when the paint is wet. But …
Once the black leading paint was added and the paint dried they looked much better. Adding a little candle inside make them look even better.
And when you want to extinguish the flame, just screw on the lid.
Here is a glass container and part of an old lace table cloth that I turned into a lace lantern.
I also use glass containers (purchased from thrift store) to store shells and interesting stones.
I used Gallery Glass paint by Plaid and this is not a sponsored post. I purchased my paint at Amazon.ca. Gallery Glass is a water soluble glass, and technically recommended for projects that will be outside.