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.: Glass jar wrapped with wire and embellished with decoupage creates a hanging vase to grace the window :.
While the snow still sits outside covering the earth surrounding us there is a noticeable shift in the quality of light. The sun has returned to our windows to shower us with it's distinct feeling of happiness as it streams over the sill and kisses the tops of the children's heads.
While the winter continues I look to the sunny spot in the living room as a foreshadowing of spring. While the sun works it's magic along with the help of Mrs. Thaw, the earth drinks in the melting snow that nurtures the soil of the gardens.
This is a great way to use recycled jars. Mason jars that have a smooth front work beautifully as well.
The next step I will share here is how to create the handle for the hanging glass vase.
First I took a nice long piece of wire. I sized it by holding it up to the vase and made sure that it was long enough that it could hang from the door or windows and still lay flat.
Form the wire into a handle shape as seen in the above photo. Make 'hooks' at the end of the handle wire.
Wrap the wire around the rim of the jar twice. Before securing it, place the handle 'hooks' under the wrapped wire. Make sure it is very secure by closing off the hooks.
Pull the wire that is wrapped around the rim tightly. Twist the ends together to form a very secure closure.
You now have your functional hanging vase. Now for the fun part!
Next prepare to adorn the glass hanging vases, you may choose your paper images.
These spring-like images were found in the scrapbook section of the local craft store. I am planning to create a few more vases and look forward to using images from a chicken catalogue as well as from seed catalogue's.
Start placing your images until you find one that will become the finished piece. Set out some modge podge and get ready to adhere the images.
Modge Podge is brushed onto both the back and front of the paper images to adhere and seal the image.
Once the image is adhered, you may take a small damp cloth to neaten up the glass around the image. Finish with a dry cloth to polish up the glass and make sure any last remnants of glue disappear.
Add water to your vase and some gorgeous Tulips, and you are on your way to a spring view in your window! I hung a few of these tulip-filled hanging vases from the latch on the window. For wooden window frames you can screw in a small hook to hang your vase.
Or to greet you as you come and go on your front door!
Here's to bringing the bright happy feelings of Spring to our windows and doors in a handmade way!