Make it Tonight! Glowing Glass Jar Party LightsWritten by Patricia A. Ziegler
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After you've assembled several jars, hang them in a convenient spot and color them with glass stain. You can paint each jar all one shade, or make it fancy with leading and any decorative design of your choosing. Just follow manufacturer's instructions.
When glass stain has thoroughly dried, add about two inches of sand to each jar, and insert candles.
It's Party Time!
You've hung your jars in their final party location. The sun has finally set! So strike a match, turn 'em on, and bask in glow of your festive, flickering party lights!
(NEVER LEAVE A BURNING CANDLE UNATTENDED!)
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Make-it-Yourself Flower Pot Wind ChimesWritten by Patricia A. Ziegler
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Working from outside to inside, feed free end through 'weep hole' in bottom of pot. Now feed free end through one of 5/8 inch wooden beads. This bead will rest against inside bottom of pot to support chime when it hangs. Adjust until measurement is as you wish, and mark string. Positioning 5/8 inch bead at your mark, loop free end of twine around bead and insert it a second time through same hole from top to bottom. ( Figure 1). Tighten. Suspend pot by curtain ring and determine point at which string meets rim of pot. Mark string at this point. Slide 3/4 inch bead up string to mark you have just made. This bead will serve as clapper, and should hit at rim of pot. Now slide second 5/8 inch bead up string immediately beneath 3/4 inch bead. This bead will hold 3/4 inch bead in place on mark. Loop twine up around 5/8 inch bead and back down through it (as you did in Step 4 with other 5/8 inch bead). Adjust beads if necessary to ensure that larger bead still hits pot at rim. ( Figure 2 ). Now feed free end of twine through hole you previously created in plastic rectangle. Adjust length as desired, and tie.
Repeat above for each of other four pots.
You're done! From eaves of your breezeway or porch, hang each pot upside down by curtain ring. Now mix up a batch of lemonade, and invite neighbors up on porch to enjoy gentle sound of your beautiful new flower pot wind chimes!
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