3 More DIYs With The Best Thing Ever

Mason jars are are like the It Bag of DIY right now. And just when you think you’ve seen every mason jar DIY anyone could possibly come up with ever, three craft bloggers share NEW mason jar DIY ideas with us.

First up, Jeran from Oleander and Palm creates a monogramed light.

It’s not as hard as it looks! Here’s how she did it.

Gather your supplies. You’ll need a 2’ x 2’ piece of 1/2” plywoo, 11 quilted canning jars and rims (you may need more or less depending on your letter), 1/2” wood screws, white paint, blue painters tape, a power drill with a 3/4” bit, a string of outdoor lights, a hammer and nail, and measuring tape.

Tape the outline of your monogram. Paint white inside the tape line, allow the paint to dry, then remove the tape.

Lay out the jar rims on your monogram where you would like the lights to be, then trace the center of each. Using a nail and hammer, punch two holes in the center of each jar rim. This will make it much easier for you to put in the screws. Using a 3/4” bit, drill out the center of each marked circle on your board. Secure the rims to the board using the 1/2” wood screws.

Insert the light sockets into the holes and then screw in the light bulbs. Screw down a jar over each light bulb. Plug it in and you are done!

How’s that for unique living room decal?

Next up, Chelsea from Lovely Indeed jazzes up jars to make glittery ombre flower vases.

You can do it too!

First, gather your supplies. You’ll need mason jars in various sizes, glitter in various shades (three per color family), Mod Podge, painters tape, and a paintbrush.

Tape off your mason jar where you’d like the glitter to start.

Cover the lower portion of the mason jar with Mod Podge and quickly begin sprinkling your glitter. Start with a band of the darkest color at the top, then a lighter color around the middle, and the lightest color on the bottom.

Let the glitter dry for a few minutes and then gently cover it with another coat of Mod Podge to seal in the glitter. Do any touching up as necessary.

Peel off the tape and admire your handiwork. Then do it again! Try making a collection in different shades.

Way more glamorous than your average vase.

Last but not least, Margot Potter turns jars into practical and pretty organizing containers.

Need to get organized? You can do the same.

Start by getting together your supplies (you’ll probably need a trip to the craft supplies tore). These containers require a vintage atlas page or coordinating decorative paper, 3 smooth-surfaced mason jars, burlap ribbon, burlap fabric trading cards, mini gift cards, printable labels, paper flowers, hemp cord, tacky glue, tacky transparent tape, scissors, pen or pencil, and a hot glue gun.

Decide on the contents of your jars and print out your labels using any decorating software and font that you like. Cut the gift cards in half, and trim the label to fit on top of the gift card. Trim the burlap trading cards to fit beneath the gift cards. Each layer should form a thin border around the last.

Stack the three layers: label, gift card, and burlap trading card. Use tape to adhere the label to the gift card, and the gift card to the burlap. Use hot glue to secure the burlap to the jar and add the paper flowers, altering the flower placement on each jar.

Fill up your jars with their assigned content.

Cut ribbon to fit around the jar lid and use tacky glue to adhere the ribbon to the lid edge. Allow to dry.

Make three loop bows with hemp twine. Adhere the bows to right side of each jar lid with hot glue. (Screw the lids on the jars to find proper placement of the bows before gluing.)

Trace the jar lids onto your vintage or decorative paper. Cut out the paper and adhere it to the lid tops with tacky tape.

And you’re done! A nifty way to store craft or kitchen supplies.

Pippa Armbrester is a quilt maker and designer. Follow her adventures in quilting and life on her website.

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50 Insanely Gorgeous Nature Tattoos

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Tattoo by Princesstattoo Silvia in Forlì, Italy.

Amanda Wachob

Tattoo by Den Yakovlev.

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Tattoo by Brandon Holt of Uptown Tattoo.


Tattoo by Amanda Wachob, of watercolor tattoo fame.


Tattoo by Terence at No Regrets in Tallahassee, FL.

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(These are temporary tattoos that you can purchase here.)

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Tattoo by Ellen Westholm.

24 Stingy Hacks For The Cheapskates In All Of Us

1. If you don’t throw away your Starbucks cup, refills are only 50 cents.

It’s true!

2. In fact, reloading and reusing your Starbucks gift card can qualify you for free refills.

You have to register and use the card a few times beforehand, but you will unlock special instructions for free coffee and tea!

3. If you have cool neighbors, share Wi-Fi and split one bill.

4. Reasonably threatening to leave your cable company can compel them to give you an “exclusive” discounted rate.


5. If your original discounted cable/internet rates will expire, cancel your account and have your roommate re-sign up.


6. You can buy retailer gift cards online for cheaper than their loaded value.

Either at the company website, or specialty gift card outlets, like this one.

7. Use Google Voice to call people on your computer.

It’s free!

8. Be a “hair model” for stylists-in-training at trendy salons. Your cheap cut will look über-expensive.

9. Consult YouTube before you call a handyman.

10. YouTube is also a DIY hub to recycle pretty much anything in your house. Some ideas are more practical than others.

11. Join “For Sale” Facebook groups to nab freebies or steals. It has better stuff than Craigslist and it’s less creepy.

Find completely random *AND FREE* things here.

12. A tip from this awesome penny-pinching Pinterest user:

13. Heading home for an extended holiday? Sublet your apartment when you’re gone.

14. Unwrap all the soap bars you’ve been gifted and leave them in your dresser for fresh scent, 24/7.

15. Leave Tupperware at work so you can take those free company meals home.

Everyone might judge you a little bit, though.

16. Get free week gym passes. At different facilities. Every week. Until you can’t.

Again, people might judge you.

17. Repeat after me: Price-matching is your friend.


18. Coffee shops and bakeries might give out their baked goodies at the end of the day.

19. As do pizza places and movie popcorn stations.

20. Local gallery openings usually serve free wine and a classy environment to get tipsy.

Also, free food (sometimes)!

21. Arrange clothing swaps with your most fashionable friends.

22. Dare to buy produce in Chinatown.

So much cheaper and so many more interesting varieties.

23. There are a thousand ways to effectively clean household things with vinegar.

Here are 36 ways you never thought of.

24. Remember: Saving on everyday things leaves you money to splurge on frivolous stuff.

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23 Highly Specific Types Of Porn You Can Find On Pinterest

1. Spam Porn

Better than porn-spam.

2. Mineralogy Porn


4. Light Switch Porn

Such a turn-on.


5. Uplifting Soap Porn

8. Eames Chair Porn

9. Salad Porn

Oh look, I found the saddest word combo in the English language.

10. Calculator Porn

13. Basket Porn

You mean there’s MORE?!?

14. Vintage Radio Porn

15. Cactus Porn


16. Game of Thrones Hair Porn

Pro-tip: get this sassy look by spending all your time DEFENDING THE REALM.

17. Swiss Font Porn

Oh, those Swiss.

18. Inspirational Pencil Porn

19. Yarn Porn

My kinda pr0n.

21. Negroni Porn

‘Tis the season.

22. Outdoor Bathtub Porn

23. Porn


Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/alannaokun/porn-you-can-find-on-pinterest

47 Unexpected Things To Do With Cookie Cutters

1. Use them with bake-able clay to make gift tags.

Be sure to poke a hole in the top for the string, and use stamps to display any message you wish.

2. You can carve pumpkins with them.

Tap into the pumpkin with a mallet.

3. Make the most adorable ornaments ever.

Get the full directions here.

4. Make cracker crumb stars for a Fourth of July party dip.

You could also do hearts for Valentine’s day, or green and red for the holidays. Get the directions here.

5. Make these adorable s’mores.

Kids will love ‘em. Get the directions here.

6. Reshape popsicles into fun shapes.

Get the directions here.

7. Press the blunt side into bread, then toast.

It’ll make an adorable imprint on any sandwich.

8. Make heart-shaped pepperoni for a pizza.

9. Use ‘em for your fruit salads.

They especially work great with melons.

Or stick them on a kabob for a party or a portable snack.

10. Use them to shape cucumber slices.

Not only are they cute, but you can skip the step of peeling them.

11. Make homemade holiday candles with honeycomb wax sheets.

Get the directions here.

Use them as cake toppers.

12. Cut shapes out of cake.

Learn how to make the felt arrow cake-topper here.

13. Use them as photo frames for ornaments.

Get the directions here.

14. Make an egg-shaped heart for breakfast.

Get the directions here.

15. Fill with bird seeds to make an outdoor bird feeder.

Get the directions here.

16. Make pincushions.

Get the tutorial here.

17. String them together to make a wreath.

18. Use them as napkin rings.

19. Make brûléed mini cheesecakes.

Get the recipe here.

20. Entertain the kids with a cookie cutter sorting game.

Get the directions here.

21. Use them to organize candy in a gift tin.

22. Use them to make cut-outs for Christmas cards.

23. Make these cool floating star candles.

Get the directions here.

24. Use them to make cute felt ornaments.

Get the directions here.

25. Make a cinnamon dough garland that doubles as an air freshener.

Get the directions here.

26. Make crown fondant cupcake toppers.

Get the instructions here.

27. Replace the croutons in your salads with heart-shaped cheese crisps.

Get the directions here.

28. Make crayons in fun shapes for the kids.

Get the tutorial here.

29. Make these buttermilk cloud beignets.

Get the recipe here.

30. Cut out heart-shaped potatoes for roasting.

31. Cut out shamrock chips for St. Patrick’s Day.

Use a spinach tortilla.

32. Freeze whipped cream on a cookie sheet and use cookie cutter to cut out hearts.

Serve with hot cocoa!

33. Use cookie cutters for marshmallows.

You can make these cute fairy wands to stir hot chocolate with using star-shaped marshmallows.

34. Make Rice Krispie treat pops.

Get the instructions here.

35. Give them as a gift with a bag of sugar cookie mix.

36. Cut the cheese with them.

37. Put felted elbow pads on a sweater.

Get the full tutorial here.

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27 Pointless Projects To Do When You’re Bored At Work

1. Make one of these cool hand patterns.

2. Make a beautiful tree sculpture out of paper clamps.

3. Or a giant scorpion.

4. Build an X-Wing Starfighter.

Instructions here.

5. Make a spit wad hand cannon.


6. Make Legend of Zelda fan art in Excel.

7. Produce a crime drama starring paper clips.

8. Create one of these gravity-defying contraptions.

9. Build a triceratops out of aluminum foil.

10. Make an origami swan out of an apple.

Instructions here.

11. Make a flawless black-and-white recreation of The Starry Night, no big deal.

12. Mess with some “caution” signs.

13. Make an Abe Lincoln doll out of money.

14. Recreate scenes from Back to the Future.

15. Give your office bathroom a Game of Thrones theme.

16. Hire a new employee.

17. Rediscover the joys of MS Paint.

18. Make an office banjo.


19. Soup up your Facebook cover.

20. Carry out this delightful prank.

21. Make a bow and arrow out of these office supplies.

22. Make a Tyrannosaurus Rex out of pens and clamps.

23. Build a miniature Starship Enterprise.

24. Make a giant Nyan cat mural out of colored paper.

25. Make yourself a pipe out of magnets.

26. Cover a coworker’s car with Post-it notes.

27. And for those with WAY too much time… round up all your office supplies and BUILD A TANK.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/moerder/pointless-projects-to-do-when-youre-bored-at-work

38 Reasons Your Life Will Be So Much Easier In 2014

1. You’ll win every hot wing-eating contest that life throws your way.

Pull the cartilage at the end off, then work out the small bone….

Then pull out the big bone.

2. Your counter will be free of spatula sauce drippings.

So THAT’S what that little hole in the handle is for.

3. You’ll be charging your iPhone twice as fast.

Just put it in airplane mode before you plug it in to charge.

4. You’ll never lose your car in the parking garage again.

Place your alarm under your chin and press the button. The fluids in your head will amplify its range.

5. Your rings won’t turn your fingers green.

Because you’re going to apply clear nail polish to the inside!

6. You’ll be saved from embarrassment at parties because you know that white wine neutralizes red wine.

Dab white wine onto any red wine stains.

7. Your baths will be 1000x more awesome because you’ll never drop your book in the water again.

A frickin’ genius 8-year-old came up with this life hack.

8. You will experience the extreme satisfaction of opening a jar with duct tape.

9. You’ve now been endowed with the gift of “late night sushi snack.”


Put your sushi roll leftovers in takeout soy sauce containers for a yummy snack later.

10. Also, no more brain freeze!


Put those socks you got for Christmas to good use.

12. You’ll have perfect winged eyeliner with the help of a spoon.

13. You will conquer pet fur on your carpet once and for all.

14. You’ll be the life of the party with your eyelash curler.

You can open beer bottles with this multi-functional grooming tool.

15. You’ll have remarkably clean ceilings.

Just tie a towel to your broom.

16. You won’t be sending any accidentally premature emails.

Click that weirdly shaped icon in the top right corner of Gmail, then mouse down to “Settings.”

Then click to “Labs.” Search for the lab feature titled “Undo Send.” Enable it, and click “Save changes.”

Still in “Settings,” go to “General,” and scroll down to the “Undo Send” section. Enable it there too.


17. Your fridge will be free of dried-up condiment spills.

Put ‘em in an egg carton.

18. Your winter clothing will be effectively de-pilled.

19. You’re going to have the chillest punch bowl in the neighborhood with these giant ice cubes.

Make ‘em in your muffin tin!

20. Your kids will do all the work for you.

21. Your two-buck chuck will taste so much better when aerated in your blender.

Hope you get a Vitamix for Christmas! More details here.

22. Your morning yogurt experience is one step closer to AWESOME.


Just tip the honey compartment into the yogurt compartment.

23. You’ll be putting your baguettes to good use.

Summer music festivals, here you come!

24. Your aluminum foil will never fly out of the box at you again.

Most aluminum foil boxes have press-in tabs that secure the roll in place.

25. You’ll be eating Chinese food the lazy (and smart) way.

Washing dishes is for chumps.

26. You’ll be a much more efficient flosser.

Tie the ends into a knot. No more strangled fingers.

27. Using a post-it, your computer keyboard will be Cheeto dust-free.

Use the sticky side to clean between keys.

28. You’ll stop being late to work everyday because you know how to amplify your phone alarm.

I just saved you your job!

29. Your roommate will love you because you know this handy trick to microwaving two bowls at once.

So go ahead and extend that lease!

30. You’ll rescue your favorite sweater with baby shampoo.

Cropped sweaters will be totally over by 2014. Save your shrunken sweater with baby shampoo. Get the directions here.

31. You’ll be putting your tools to important use.

For those sticky situations where you have a hammer but no corkscrew.

32. You’ll get better grades/a raise because your presentations will be a lot clearer.


33. Your money (probably) won’t get stolen.

Because you’ll have the perfect hiding place!

34. Everyone will think you’re smarter than you actually are.

35. Your backyard will become your own personal zen oasis, despite the fact that you have no lawn furniture.

36. Thanks to the power of velcro, you’ll never lose your remote controls again.

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10 Ways To Add Some Sass With Tassels

1. DIY Tassel Sass

A little leather, a little glue and you’ve got a chic new add-on to your belt, totes, clutches and more!

2. Tassel Belt

Put a tassel on it – your belt that is.

3. Tassel Jewelry

Mix a few beads in with your tassels to make some eye catching accessories.

4. Tassel Necklace

Or keep it simple and let those tassels speak for themselves!

5. Stenciled Giant Tassel Pillows

You can even add ‘em to your home decor. Who doesn’t want to throw themselves on these tassel pillows after a long day?

6. Finge Tassel Garland

Tassels as a party decoration? Great! Tassels as your everyday wall decor? Even better!


Listen up: tassels + hoops = one major statement.

8. Tassel Scarf

A basic scarf is boring. You gotta upgrade with some tassel trim!

9. Balloon Tassels

We don’t know about you, but we totally wanna hang out with these balloons.

10. Tassel Envelopes

EVERYONE will want to come to your party. We promise.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/kollabora/tassel-diy

27 Signs You’re An Obsessive List Maker

1. You got started early, like as soon as you could write.

2. Now you own a lot of these…

4. You stay up late at night making a list of things you need to do tomorrow.

5. You make lists even to deal with emotional issues, like “Forgetting Landon.”

6. Sometimes your emails turn out like this:

7. When you come back from vacation and you’re all relaxed and happy, you make a list of ways to stay that way even though you’ll probably never look at it again.

8. You organize your grocery list into sections or aisles.

9. You have considered creating something that looks like this.

Five different colored pens.

10. You add things to your lists that you’ve already done just so you can cross it off.

11. You make to-do lists for your significant other.

12. And sneak important jokes in sometimes.

13. You’re constantly downloading new productivity apps just trying to GTD.

14. You’re into chalkboard paint.

15. You make lists of the books you want to read.

Here’s some help with that: 65 Books You Need To Read In Your 20s.

16. And restaurants you want to try.

17. And songs want to sing at karaoke.

Bonus points if you keep a shared google doc of karaoke songs with your friends.

18. You feel the need to write down your workout routine.

19. Sometimes it feels like making lists is just another way to procrastinate.

20. And sometimes you feel like you never get anything done, even though you’re trying so hard.

21. But you push through it.

22. Know you’re in good company. Johnny Cash was a list maker.

23. And Woody Guthrie.

24. And you may realize that lists are a part of who you are.

25. Eventually, making them may even teach you something about yourself.

26. And even though it may be a little obsessive, it’s part of what what makes you a great friend or mother or sister or father.

27. So when anyone hates on your lists, you just say:

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/emofly/signs-youre-a-list-maker

An Ode To Christmas Pinterest Fails

1. “It’s the week before Christmas!” the Pinner lamented. “And yet all my crafts look completely demented!

2. My cards are a nightmare — the baby kept bawling.

3. And screaming like Santa were something appalling.

4. The cookies…well, let’s just say Martha would shiver.

5. They’re unsightly blobs, tasting vaguely of liver.

6. The gingerbread house sadly failed to inspire.

7. The tree stood so tall! (Until it caught fire.)

8. My Christmas lights, hung with the greatest of care.

9. (Just kidding, they’re hopeless; the neighbors all stare.)

10. Decorations once meant to bring smiles and glee will result in late-childhood PTSD.

11. The pets, too, a teeny bit less than ecstatic.

12. The children left notes that were downright traumatic.

13. Between shopping and wrapping…

14. Laying gifts out just so…

15. We’ve hardly had time to frolic with snow.

16. Because really what matters is family! And cheer!

17. And as for that sweater?

18. There’s always next year.”

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