Glass Jar Frames

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We hate getting rid of jars. We’re so sure they’ll come in handy someday, but in reality a person can only use so many jelly-jar glasses.

We’re happy to say we’ve finally found a use for our motley collection of pickle jars, soda bottles and assorted glass receptacles: frames!

It’s so simple we can’t believe we didn’t think of it before: just slide a photo into a jar, turn it upside down and display your upcyclin’ genius for all to see.

Glass Jar Frames

Photo credits: ‘stpiduko’

What You’ll Need

ingredients

  • A clean, clear jar (free of labels)
  • Photos
  • Ruler
  • X-acto knife or scissors
  • Pencil (optional)

Step 1:

measure the jarMeasure how tall your jar is. If needed, trim the height of your photo to fit the jar (i.e. a 4″x6″ photo will be too tall to fit in a 3″ inch jar).

Step 2:

insert the photoRoll up the photo slightly and slide it into the jar so that the photo will be right-side-up when the jar is upside-down. Poke it into place with your fingers or the eraser end of a pencil.

Step 3:

glass jar frameTurn the jar upside down and display your simple thrifty genius in a place of honor!

Bottles: The Next Level

glass bottle frames
Bottles work just as well as jars, but they’re a little trickier. The photo won’t be able to unroll any further than the narrowest part of the bottle. There two ways to deal with that:

  • Pick a photo that looks good when it’s only an inch wide, or
  • make your photo no taller than the widest part of the bottle.

To use a bottle, roll up your photo tight enough to slip through the opening of the bottle. Slip the photo in right-side-up and maneuver it into place using the eraser end of a pencil.

More Ideas

  • If you have (or know somebody who has) a bottle cutter, try cutting a bottle in half and using the bottom half just like a jar.
  • Mix different sizes of bottles and jars, and line your windowsill with them.
  • Use beakers or test tubes to add for that “Mad Scientist” flair!

Photo credits: ‘stpiduko’

You love love, and you love it big time. So, go BIG this Valentine’s Day.

Print up a 3 foot x 4 foot Engineer Print to show your love BIG time.

Read along to see three fun ways to spread the love to friends, crushes and soulmates using photos!

 

1. Mailbox Surprise

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Just fold up your Engineer Print, pop it in an envelope and mail it to your long-distance love.

Parabo Press’s EPs (as the cool kids call ‘em) are printed on extra thin paper, perfect for easy hanging and mailing too!

Yeah, your print will get creases in it, but we just love the idea of your giftee unfolding and unfolding and unfolding to reveal the biggest Valentine they’ve ever received.

 

2. Pin the Heart on the Babe

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We may have spent a bit extra time on this part of the photoshoot in the Photojojo Office … this game is serious fun! Everyone gave it a go.

Print up a photo of your favorite heartthrob, cut out some hearts, procure a blindfold, give the first contestant a good spin, and watch them just try to find their way to that cutie’s heart.

It’s the perfect pastime for a Galentine’s Party or a cozy night in – just you, mood music, a box of chocolates and an EP of Michael B. Jordan.

 

3. Surprise! I love you!

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Engineer Prints (available in color and B&W) are the perfect width to tape in your
standard door.

Tape your face looking into a room with an inward opening door to give your favorite someone a BIG surprise.

Just make sure your intended recipient is in the room when you stick up that print.

 

 

What are you waiting for?

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#DIY
Three Lovely Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Using Photos

We get it. You need the perfect costume idea.

Whelp, if you like snapping photos and having fun (you sound like our favorite kind of person) look no further!

Check out four easy costume ideas that’ll get you all the best candy (full size only).


Inspector Gadget

before
Fill a trench coat with gizmos and give your friends a fright followed by relief when they realize you did not dress as a streaker.

YOU’LL NEED:


Instagram

before
Hang the Photo Rope from your neck and use magnets to hang your favorite photos. You’re everyone’s favorite stream of photos. *Liked*

GATHER:

  • A Black Outfit
  • Photo Rope
  • Square Prints (get ‘em free from Parabo Press)


A Beautiful Unicorn

before
Throw magical colorful clouds around, wherever you go! The more color you fling the more colorful your costume will become.

INGREDIENTS:

A Real-Live Photo Booth

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Document your favorite costumes and hand out prints as you go. You can even charge your pals for print … just like a real photo booth.


JUST COLLECT:

Do you have a super photo-related costume idea? Tell us over on Instagram – we’re @photojojo. Or, show us with #photojojo.

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