Author Topic: Home Crafts  (Read 264 times)

Offline Munch (OP)

Home Crafts
« on: September 26, 2017, 07:01:23 AM »
Just a place for fun stuff we make at home that isn't drawings and baking.

I've taken a hobby of repurposing glass jars, instead of just throwing them out, and using them for craft.

One of the problems with using old jam, honey, pickle and similar glass jars is getting the labels off. Thankfully I found a solution. I first soak the jars in boiling water for ah hour, and then scrap off the labels with the back of a knife.

But that leaves the label adhesive, which is harder to get off. Thankfully I found a good youtube video and tip on removing adhesive paste from glass. Just mix together 3 teaspoons of baking/bicarbonate of soda, with 2-3  teaspoons of sunflower/vegetable oil into a paste, and rub the paste over the adhesive. Scrape it off with the back of a knife or scrubbing pad after half hour, works a treat.

My mum asked me if I could make her a fairy jar, something she saw on youtube, and thought it be a fun project, So I took a old kilner jar, cleaned it, brought fairy silhouettes to glue inside, and brought a can of glass frosting spray, coating it.



pretty happy with the results, I gotta glue on some glitter and buy some twine to decorate it, but otherwise pretty happy with the effect of the frosted glass.

Offline Sorginak

Re: Home Crafts
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2017, 10:30:18 AM »
I was expecting the silhouette of a naked lion on there. 

Re: Home Crafts
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2017, 10:33:15 AM »
Some days this works, some days it sucks.

We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Offline Munch (OP)

Re: Home Crafts
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2017, 10:54:33 AM »
I was expecting the silhouette of a naked lion on there.

hey not a bad idea!

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Re: Home Crafts
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2017, 12:00:07 PM »
Pole dancing? (Innuendo obligatory.)
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Offline Cavebear

Re: Home Crafts
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2017, 03:04:48 AM »
Wait, where do you get "frosting spray'?
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!  b 1950

Offline Munch (OP)

Re: Home Crafts
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2017, 07:44:17 AM »
Wait, where do you get "frosting spray'?

ebay, cost like £3.50 on there, in shops (around paint and decorating isles) they sold it for like £7-8, so was a good find.

Offline Cavebear

Re: Home Crafts
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2017, 07:47:33 AM »
ebay, cost like £3.50 on there, in shops (around paint and decorating isles) they sold it for like £7-8, so was a good find.

Some things, you never know you want until you learn they exist.  I'm thinking it would be a REALLY NEAT mailbox paint...
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!  b 1950

Re: Home Crafts
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2017, 08:01:34 AM »
Munch, there's stuff called "Goo Gone" that removes adhesives a treat.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Offline Cavebear

Re: Home Crafts
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2017, 08:13:07 AM »
Munch, there's stuff called "Goo Gone" that removes adhesives a treat.

I've used that and it works pretty well.  The newer the adhesive, the better it works.  It won't clean 20 year old paint of a garage door window, but it is decent.  Smells good too and won't burn your hands like some of the more serious stuff.
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!  b 1950

Offline Munch (OP)

Re: Home Crafts
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2017, 08:25:23 AM »
Munch, there's stuff called "Goo Gone" that removes adhesives a treat.
oh nifty, might have to try some of that

Re: Home Crafts
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2017, 09:57:07 AM »
Beware. It dissolves condoms.






Don't ask.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Offline Cavebear

Re: Home Crafts
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2017, 04:30:22 AM »
Beware. It dissolves condoms.






Don't ask.

Aside from how you might know that...  Um, actually, that IS the only question...
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!  b 1950