Re-Nest reader Rayan (and the mind behind the blog The Design Confidential) sent us her new creative reuse project: turning old apothecary jars into terrariums! Here's what she says: "Behold, my collection of apothecary jars. I have about 7 of these things in various sizes, and quite frankly I am a bit tired of finding ways to fill them with each coming season or holiday. Enter brilliant idea for a succulent terrarium collection..."
"Since I have had some interesting items in these jars over the last few years a good cleaning was needed. In the hopes that I don't kill these plants with a toxic chemical residue that lingers from the cleaning of them, I chose to use simple household variety vinegar. This stuff does an incredible job on things like glass. I have never seen these jars sparkle as they did for that brief moment in time! Throw out the windex folks and put some vinegar into a squirt bottle, I promise it gets the job done! I didn't even have to wipe them, I simply added a bit of vinegar to each jar, gave them a good swirl, and turned them on end to drip dry onto a towel, and literally not a spot or streak remained. Perfect crystal clean and clear. Let's hope the rest of the project can follow suit..."
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(Images: Rayan Turner)