Pull Out All The Stops

Posted by CR on Monday, January 31st, 2011

No matter who you need a Valentine's day surprise for we've got you covered. Whether you need a unique twist for a son who doesn't take well to frills and pink hearts, or a gal pal who needs a pick me up we've scoured the web for fast and clever ideas!

Party tricks that will keep them talking all year!

Clockwise: 1 & 2 - Amy Atlas creates lovely presentations for a Valentine's Day get together, using serving dishes of all shapes and sizes to hold candies and showing off beautiful cocktails in glass beverageware. 3 - Mousse shots in 1.5 oz shot glasses. 4 - Delightful strawberry parfait in glass stemware. 5 - Jell-O displays in mini trifle bowls. 6 - Candy for guests in small glass jars.

Skip the water and opt for candies.

Take inspiration from Martha Stewart. Use large vases or trifle bowls or punch bowls to fill with conversation hearts or cinnamon candies as filler for floral arrangements.

Kid friendly ideas for Valentine's Day

From right to left: 1 - Milk in a cocktail glass with a cookie on the rim via Party Starters. 2. Adorable milk and cookies party using jars and cake plates for displays with giant colorful balloons from Creative Party Place. 3 - For the little guy or gal who doesn't care for the ruffle filled details of this holiday fill a cookie jar full of toys, in this case Lego pieces.


Don't waste time! Get these Valentine's Day looks started with Anchorware via the Anchor Online Store!

THE BIG DEAL! When you spend $50 or more at the Anchor Online Store you can receive our Vienna Champagne Flute (4pc Set) for FREE.  Simply add the Vienna Champagne Flutes to your cart and continue shopping until you've reached $50 in merchandise!  Flute price will be immediately deducted from your total, no coupon code necessary.  Know someone who needs some bubbly?  Share the love and tell friends and family (also look for our advertisement on our Facebook page to share!)!

Do you have some great ideas on how to use Anchorware for Valentine's Day gifts? Let us know!



Categorized under: Entertain  Decorate  Craft  Tips  D.I.Y.  Floral 

Clever Gifts of Cotton

Posted by CR on Friday, July 30th, 2010

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Through Twitter we've met a wonderful company, called 1 cup Cotton. They make beautiful gifts made of towels and or baby clothes for various gift giving occasions. No, we don't make towels or sell them, but we do make the mugs that they put their creations in. 1 cup Cotton uses Anchor's Beer Mug to create gifts of beer made up of two colors of wash cloths.

They have all sorts of goodies, from cakes and bouquets to baby gifts. So the next time you need a creative present for a shower or housewarming, make sure and check out our new friends at 1cup Cotton.

*Images Courtesy of 1cup Cotton

Want a 1 cup Cotton creation for yourself?
Here's how you find them:
Shop on Zibbit
Shop on Etsy

Categorized under: Anchorware Everywhere  Craft 

Tabletop Terrariums

Posted by CR on Monday, April 12th, 2010

Anchorware Everywhere

We've found our jars being used as terrariums! Will Kalif shows his readers how to create their own miniature landscapes. He has a special section where he focuses on using apothecary jars for smaller tabletop versions.

This is a pretty clever, affordable and space conscious idea.

We have a vast selection when it comes to storage jars. Whatever size space you have we certainly have the jar for you! Using our stackable jars would be a great way to grow several varieties and create a tower of terrariums.

You can easily transform any of our jars into your own terrarium creation using Will's helpful tips!

*Images Courtesy of Will Kalif

Thank you Will for all of your wonderful ideas and helpful advice!

Categorized under: Anchorware Everywhere  Craft  D.I.Y.  Stackables  Terrarium  Montana Jar 

Betty the Boo Witch Jar

Posted by HB on Wednesday, October 7th, 2009



Supplies Needed

  • 1 Anchor Hocking Christmas Tree Jar
  • 1 Bag Orange Raffia
  • 1 Small Block Craft Clay (nose)  
  • 1 Bottle Green Enamel Glass Paint
  • 1 Bottle Black Enamel Glass Paint
  • 1 Square Purple Felt (bats on rim of hat)
  • 1 Square Black Felt (rim of hat, bat, mouth, eyebrows)
  • 1 Set Craft Eyes (also could paint the eyes or use buttons)
  • 1 Foam Brush
  •  Craft Glue


  1. Paint lid of jar black-allow to dry, give 2nd coat
  2. Paint jar base green-allow to dray, give 2nd coat
  3. For the nose roll craft clay in to shape of the nose shown, (approximately two inches long), slightly shape like a hook-bake according to instructions on clay package
  4. For mouth and eye brows, cut two 1/8” wide by 4” long strips of black felt
  5. For rim of the hat cut black felt disk from template provided- click here for Pattern C - slide over plastic fitment
  6. Cut bats from template provided - click here for Pattern A & B


  1. Glue Orange Raffia to inside of lid to form hair
  2. Glue nose and eyes in place
  3. Use 4” strip of black felt, shape in V to form mouth, glue to jar
  4. Cut 4” strip of black felt in to two pieces to shape eyebrows, glue to jar
  5. Glue bats to lid and hair

Fill jar with candy and enjoy!

Categorized under: Crafty Lady  Craft  Fall 

  • In November 2009 Anchor Hocking's True Seal was recognized by Good Housekeeping

  • In November 2009 Anchor Hocking's True Seal was recognized by Good Housekeeping

  • Woman's World gives a round of applause to True Seal in their November 2009 Issue.

  • Woman's World gives a round of applause to True Seal in their November 2009 Issue.

  • Homeworld Business creates excitement around Anchor Home Collections new line of Bamboo products in their June 2009 edition.

  • Anchor Hocking's Sigma Beverageware is given an Award of Excellence by HFN in April 2009.

  • Anchor Hocking is acknowledged for expanding beyond glassware by HFN in April 2009.


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