In shades of deep amber, red, or blue they are irresistible while the clear and opaque style offer their own distinct usefulness. There is something magical in the look and feel of a beautiful glass bottle and I can't resist them.
A decorative bottle on sight can melt my heart. I have a real soft spot for these decorative containers. I see visions of witches placing secret spells within, then tossing these treasures in a gleam of smoke and glitter onto long dark shelves, hundreds of multi-sized jars lining the walls waiting to be taken down to perform their magic. Their contents so mysterious.
Glass storage bottles and jars have been around for centuries their intriguing array of shape, size, and color adding to the mystic they portray. Today we take many of these containers for granted but it is something we should never do. They have the ability to survive and serve man for hundreds of years if we allow them to.
Many of the glass bottles that enter our home as food containers I save. At some point in future time I will craft them into something a little more magical than the form they arrived in. I hope that you too will reuse or recycle the glass containers that find their way to you.
Egyptian Glass Bottles Perfect for Potions and Perfumes
The First Glass Objects May Have Occurred by Accident
Originating possibly in Egypt, Libya, or Mesopotamia, the first glass items may have been created as long ago as 4000 BC.
Perhaps discovered by accident when heat met sand under exact circumstance it is a discovery that has served to create a wealth of artistic, decorative, and practical items since.
From the lenses we wear to improve our eyesight to the vessels we drink from, glass has come to be an indispensable part of the world we live in.
While most of us use many types of glass for practical purposes we also have a tendency to collect a few of the more artistic pieces as well. Fine crystal and designer blown glass being coveted by peoples of all locations and means.
You Can DIY Craft Your Own Potion Bottles
Dark Colored Medicinal Bottles have Their Purpose
Perfume or potion? Whether your magic is created through scent or a natural array of herbs those essential elements need a place to be stored. If you are a bewitching type personality then you know that storing your wares is a necessary fact of spell creation.
I am not a witchy type person but I certainly collect my fair share of small seeds, beads, beans, powders, and glitter. Whenever possible glass is my preferred storage container. The sterile nature of glass storage make them ideal for many home, work, and medicinal uses.
What makes them so ideal is the fact that jars are available in such a wide size and style range. Large or small, tall or squat, they come in all manner of variety. The style and design of each serves to add to its appeal. Darker jars keep their wares safe from light whilst transparent ones make it easier to see exactly what the bottle contains.
A simple label will help you to identify each product you store but bottles are also able to be prettied up for an amazingly elaborate display of showiness. It is very easy to recycle pre-used glass containers into a new purpose and with a little creativity these vessels can transform into unique representations of the products they are now designed to safe keep.
Miniature Single Use Jars or Large for Bulk Storage
Seasonally Decorative in the Bath Room
Multi-purpose for any room in the home a set of decorative glass jars is sure to add personality where ever they are. The nicest aspect of using these items to add to your theme decor is that they also serve a practical purpose.
Add a bewitching flare to your home decor with personalized shampoo, lotion, soap, powder and scent containers in the bath. Elegant or eerily spooky you can transform the mood and theme of your bathroom in a heartbeat.
For Valentines, Easter, Halloween, and Christmas there is a fabulous wealth of home decorating ideas you can elect to use. You are only limited by your own imagination so let your wild flow through. Get creative!
Bottle Glass DIY Creations are Ideal as Witchy Home Decor
Ornamental Decor to Theme up the Kitchen and Dining Table
Recycling old glass jars and bottles is an economical means of adding atmosphere and style to your home decor. It's an easy project and one that is practical and virtually unlimited in its decorative usefulness.
If you are crafting your own glass, basic white glue or Mod Podge work wonderfully for adding labels to old glass. Just be sure to Shelac over to seal your work in place. Small accent jewels, ribbons, and other small finishing touches can quickly turn ordinary into amazing.
Filled with beverages, sauces, syrups, spices, or seasonings, a collection of decorative bottles and jars can add a distinctly personal touch to your kitchen. Entertaining takes on an entirely new meaning when these turns up to stimulate the conversation.
Simply sterilize any jar and it is ready for re-use. There are two methods to sterilize.
1. Fill a deep pot with water, pop in jars to cover them, slow boil for 15 minutes.
2. Wash jars thoroughly. Place on a tray in the oven to bake at about 250 degrees fahrenheit for about 15 minutes.
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