Look! Glass Jars and Bottles as Frames

Look! Glass Jars and Bottles as Frames

Susie Nadler
Feb 23, 2009

We'll admit to an addiction when it comes to glass bottles and jars. We save them all, can't bear to part with them even for recycling, and we try to put the pretty ones to good use as vases or catch-alls in our home. This idea from Photojojo is a fun alternative, especially the way they've styled it. One jar frame might look a little chintzy, but this grouping of different shapes is sweet, especially in a sunny spot where light can fill the glass. The squat little jar, with its cropped photo of a sly expression, is especially nice. Click through for more examples and easy instructions...

A demo from Photojojo

Choose a photo whose shape and orientation work well with your jar. To use a bottle, you'll need to pick a photo that is only as tall as the bottle's widest point. Crop the photo as necessary and roll it slightly so that it will fit in the jar. Insert it upside down and adjust it with your fingers or with a pencil eraser until it is properly positioned. Then turn the jar over and voila!

The thickness and curve of the glass creates an interesting fish-eye kind of effect. Arrange several jars and bottles in different shapes and sizes for a pretty display.

For more detailed instructions with step-by-step pictures, visit Photojojo.

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