Vintage Glass Planter *mini* Tutorial


You may recall from my last post that I bought three gorgeous vintage wine glasses, and one of them turned out to have a crack. Because it hates me. It's actually a weird thing, because ever since moving to Georgia, our glasses are constantly breaking. I almost never broke dishes before (I know, shocking, right?), but here they seem to break ALL THE FREAKING TIME. A couple weeks ago I was sitting on my couch and I heard a *POP* in the kitchen. Upon investigation I found one of my beautiful cobalt blue wine glasses that my mother had bought me for my birthday had spontaneously cracked. WTF? 

And! Not once, but twice, I was washing a tumbler with my hand inside, and it broke in a perfect circle, leaving me with a shiny blue glass bracelet. That could sever an artery and kill me. Why? Farking hell, I can't afford to keep buying new glasses! Hence the thrifting.

Anyway, I really loved these colored vintage ones. I intentionally mismatched them; I wanted a set of 6 or 8, all different, but when I went thrifting I only found the three. And now I'm down to two. Oh well, it's just an excuse to thrift more. 

And now I can make a pretty glass planter! Have you seen my Mason Jar Terrarium Tutorial? This is essentially the same, except I forgot omitted the moss. So here's what I started with:

Some Creeping Jenny (I think that's what it's called??), some cactus dirt, a handful of glass marbles, and the wine glass. Marbles first, then dirt, then plant, then water just enough to wet the dirt all the way through. You don't want to overwater cause there's no drainage. Anyway, it took me maybe 5 minutes to put together, and it looks so pretty that I'm only slightly pissed that it's holding a plant instead of alcohol.

That's it! Now you can upcycle all your glasses that crack themselves in fits of depression. Or whatever it is that dishes get. Glass fatigue, probably. (how many people are gonna get that douglas adams reference?? I will send you e-hugs if you do. and then stalk you. and then read you excerpts from the street outside your house. Just kidding! Maybe.)

What oh what could I be doing with chartreuse dye and cotton cording? IT'S A SURPRISE, MINIONS. Because I love you. Okay a hint, cause I'm SUPER excited! It's gonna involve a motherfucking badass tutorial. 

And, also because I love you, I will leave you with this. The side of our house needed some trees, so I sweetly asked the man to plant me some. He planted twelve! Twelve native Georgia Pines. So please for the love of all that is holy, maybe they will survive instead of dying from tree fatigue, or whatever.

I asked him to be sexy for all you, and this is what I got:

He's mine, mofos. You can't have him.
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  1. And again, lol. The man is a cutie pie. I don't blame you for being territorial. Hurry up and post your chartreuse-dye-and-cotton-cording tutorial, you've got my curiosity piqued!

    1. Well I was going to work on the tutorial today, but the stupid cord still isn't dry. It's conspiring against me. HURRY UP AND DRY I NEED TO CRAFT!!!

  2. I think you're breaking more dishes/glasses now because you are in the kitchen more often, cooking and what-not. Because you used to be so very cooking-challenged, and you are quite a bit less so now. :D See what I did there? It was a compliment, after a fashion. Hehehehe. I'm preparing a tutorial for my blog, too. So, keep an eye open for it. Love the tiny planter, by the way.


    1. Lol yes, that was one of those "awwww :) HEY!" compliments ;) As far as the dishes go, I swear they just BREAK. I mean mostly spontaneously. It's not like I'm handling them more or less. I think GA sucks so hard that the dishes are just committing suicide. What's your tutorial gonna be? Oooo I can't wait :)

  3. Well Jamie, I like you!! :) I found you on CraftGawker and now I'm entering your giveaway and will definitely be back for more sexy photos of your hubby... I mean, to see what DIY projects your working on.
    (I have a blog, too. If you want to check it out: and an Etsy store:

  4. Love your blog.. and this post! Cute!!!

    I'd love to see what you do with the dye and the cotton string.. :)

    Stopping by from TT & J and would LOVE for you to come by and link this up at my “Create and Inspire” Party! :)

    Thanks so much!

    P.S. New follower

    Angie from A Little Inspiration

  5. Adorable! Great post and great idea. I'd be thrilled if you would share here:

  6. Hi There entering your giveaway if I am not too late. I am a new facebook fan also just snooping around. I wish I could get a sexy-guy to plant me some trees that would LIVE..they keep croaking on me. Anyway thanks for the laughs.

  7. Aww, I love it! The planter is just adorable. And I especially love your hubby planting trees for you! I wish I could say my husband has a green thumb...but we keep killing plants, left and right! It's terrible.

    Hope you'll stop by and link up to my new link party!

    Mauvin' Monday Link Party

    Jessica, your newest Linky follower.

  8. Great planters! Would love for you to link up to the Tuesday To Do Party!

  9. Hi Jamie! Just found you through "The Celebration Shop", and I like your sense of humor! (Well OK, I like your Hubby!) Love the idea of your simple terrariums - I never thought of MOSS as the drainage medium! I've always gotten complicated & used aquarium gravel, etc...Much prefer your idea. I'm not a blogger or shop owner - just a single retiree that loves to craft & decorate & garden & cook, even tho' I have COPD and am hindered by it physically. But I'm like perfect when I sit!! Which is very conducive to most crafts...So I'm looking forward to seeing your clever stuff! Thank you - Sandi in El Paso, Tx.


I'm not always great at replying to comments but I DO read every single one of them and I always reply in my head. So in my mind we've had this deep conversation about the meaning of life or whatever, and we're best friends, and we craft together on Sunday afternoons while drinking Mojitos and watching old Indiana Jones movies. So thank you for your comments. And now I want a mojito.

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