a collection lets you change out your seasonal decor without having to box up lots of tchotchkes, only to unpack others. Simply change out leaves for Christmas ornaments, or ornaments for eggs and your decorating is done.
Hold a plastic gem in a flame for a few seconds, then press the gem on a piece of tile or some other surface that won't be harmed.
This will flatten the point, giving you a broader surface to glue onto a cloche or lid. I use E6000 glue for these embellishments, and it seems to hold quite well.
Also, I bought this set of 2 apothecary jars at Goodwill, but didn't realize the smaller one was missing its swirly handle. Although it doesn't match, the glass gem still adds a finished look and it isn't too noticeable. Well, not until now -
my secret is out.