I saw this one floating (ha! see what I did there?) around the interwebs, on FB and Pinterest and I just love how these repurposed hot air balloons look. I didn't look up any tutorials or links because it looks pretty straightforward. However, I did notice that these look like they have actual metalwork welded or soldered on. I also realized that, without some kind of glass cutter, I would never get the bottom off without shattering the glass and lightbulb glass is damn sharp. I definitely didn't want to slice open an artery either.
I put this idea on the back burner and then I spied lightbulb shaped jars at AC Moore crafts!!!! The project ended up getting moved to the front of the line. I bought 2 large and 2 small jars. This first one is done with one of the large jars.
I used E6000 glue to attach chain on 4 sides, then used silver glitter puff paint to make the designs and swags. After it dried, I stuck crystals on it.
I covered the metal screw with celestial fabric and a different chain around the top, then glued the hanging chain inside to make the gondola.
Then I worked on a small sized jar. Again, I glued on some chain, then used silver puff paint to make the outline designs. After it dried, I filled in the squares with glass paint.
The screw top was way too big for a gondola and a bottle cap was too small. One of my friends suggested a thimble! Brilliant!!!
I have 2 more jars to decorate!!