Pumpkin Solar Light

Posted by CR on Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Anchorware Everywhere

We're always finding creative uses of our ware on Facebook, blogs and Etsy. This time we've stumbled upon the lovely works created by Treasure Again.

Well the time changed, and now its dark out before you're ready to leave the outdoors! We've found the perfect fall outdoor accessory to light the night for you.

*Images Courtesy of TREASURE AGAIN

A big huge thank you goes out to Treasure Again, for taking the time to chat with us and continuing to find inspiring ways to use our ware.

Wondering how you can use the Pumpkin Jar around your house? Take some tips from the artist of Treasure Again herself, "We have used them for Halloween decorations in the past years, simply by putting items in the Pumpkin Jar, and setting them out for display. Also, for our Halloween parties, we have served jello, or many other foods in it, on the party table. I think I even used the glass pumpkin in a Halloween party spooky display, making it look like there were body part or eyeballs floating in the jar. I have also just added a short string of lights in the jar, to add glow to a display."

A whole line up of these little pumpkins on a buffet table full of fall delights would surely impress at Thanksgiving.

To get yourself a a plain Pumpkin Jar or six, be sure to check out our online store!

Categorized under: Anchorware Everywhere  Organize  Decorate  Spotlight  Holidays  Fall 

Hello November!

Posted by CR on Monday, November 1st, 2010


Well look at that! It's November already! That means we're inching up on several reasons to celebrate! So in honor of this fantastic month we are giving you one awfully good deal on shipping!

So get going! Shop away! www.anchoronline.com


Categorized under: Company News  Spotlight  Winter  Fall 

Give Hope

Posted by CR on Friday, October 8th, 2010

Like so many others, this is something near and dear to the hearts of the Anchor Hocking family.


This month we've included our HOPE collection of products on our online store. By carrying products with pink ribbons we remind ourselves and those around us to give back.

16 oz. Breast Cancer Awareness Café Mug

2qt Embossed Ribbon Jar with Pink Lid - BCA

Doublewall 18oz Insulated Bottle - BCA

5 oz. Measuring Glass with Pink Decoration - BCA

The Anchor family supports the fight against breast cancer. Did you see our blog post about  the Komen Columbus Race For The Cure?


Stay Connected. Share Ideas.


Categorized under: Community  Breast Cancer Awareness  Spotlight  Cafe Mug  Fall 

Halloween Party Tricks

Posted by CR on Monday, October 4th, 2010

We asked you delivered! We wanted to see how you put your Anchorware to use, and my goodness did we get some great responses! Charlotte of The Paper Cupcake shared with us her beautiful images from her Happy Halloween Printable Collection photoshoot.

Charlotte uses our Heritage Hill Jars to hold bulk candy and treats. She dresses them up with her custom labels and wraps! We're so proud that our jar can be the canvas for such creativity!

*Images Courtesy of The Paper Cupcake

See more of the photoshoot...

Do you want to throw a party like this? Here's how to get the look!

For The Paper Cupcake's creative work check out their Facebook page (which has an online store built right in)  

The Paper Cupcake also has an Etsy store!


Shop Anchor's Online Store!

Want specifics?
Get our Heritage Hill Jar just like Charlotte!

A big huge thank you goes out to The Paper Cupcake, for inspiring us and for supporting American made glassware!

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Let us know how you're creatively  using our ware!


Categorized under: Decorate  Organize  Tips  D.I.Y.  Entertain  Heritage  Fall 

Put Our Pumpkin To Work!

Posted by CR on Thursday, September 30th, 2010




Do you have fall favorites? Fill us in!    

Categorized under: Decorate  Organize  D.I.Y.  Entertain  Holidays  Fall 

Thanksgiving Turkey Favor

Posted by MJ on Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Supplies Needed
 Anchor Hocking Presence Cruet
 4 Pieces of heavy weight felt - Orange, Yellow, Green & Brown
 Craft Glue
 1 Package of small Velcro circles

1. For feathers, cut four each of three colors 4" x 1/2"
2. Build feathers one at a time; alternate colors, leaving 1" between each of the three colors. Glue together at the bottom. Repeat three times for a total of 12 feathers.
3. Fan the four groups of feathers as shown; glue together at base of feathers
4. Velcro feathers to front of cruet
5. Repeat process above for tail feathers using 3 - 3inch, 3 2 1/2 inch and 3 -2 inch.
6. Attach with Velcro circle under the cruet handle
7. Using pattern, cut out turkey face and hat, glue together as shown. Glue candy eye in place.
8. Fold beak in half and glue one side on to the face.
9. Attach face to cruet lid with Velcro circle
10. Cut one additional 4" x 1/2" feather (color of your choice), personalize and add to feathers
11. Fill with candy and enjoy!

Categorized under: Crafty Lady  Decorate  Fall 

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 

Halloween Treat Jar & Centerpiece

Posted by MJ on Tuesday, October 6th, 2009


Supplies Needed
 2 Gallon Anchor Hocking Heritage Hill Jar
 1 Piece of black felt
 1 Package of orange tissue paper
 2 Styrofoam blocks
 3-4 Dozen thin dowel rods
 1 Bottle black craft paint
 1 Bottle orange craft paint

1. Cover inside of jar with orange tissue paper
2. Cut Pumpkin Face using black felt; glue to jar
3. Add candy corn to eyes and nose as accent if desired
4. Stand two Styrofoam blocks length wise in bottom of jar
5. Paint dowels rods equal amount of orange and black; let dry
6. Glue assorted candy on to dowel rods
7. Arrange candy uniformly by placing dowel rods in Styrofoam

Categorized under: Crafty Lady  Heritage  Fall 

Pumpkin Scarecrow

Posted by MJ on Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Supplies Needed
 1 Anchor Hocking Pumpkin Jar 70 oz.
 1 Bag Raffia
 1 Medium Straw Hat
 1 Sun Flower
 1 Bag Artificial Leaves
 4 Pieces of felt-Colors of your choice
 1 Package of Velcro circles
 Craft Glue

1. Glue raffia to the inside the straw hat to form hair, cut the front for bangs
2. Turn rim of hat up in the front and glue to hat.
3. Glue sunflowers and leaves on the turned up rim
4. Attach hat to jar lid with Velcro circles (we used three circles one on each side
and one in the back)
5. Cut eyes, nose and mouth from felt, attach with glue
6. Glue leaves to bottom of jar
7. Cut one 3" square and one 2 1/2" inch square.
Glue Small Square on top of large square pinching middle to form bow tie. Glue
bow tie in place.
8. Fill with candy of your choice and enjoy

Categorized under: Crafty Lady  Fall 

Pumpkin Jar Floral Arrangement

Posted by MJ on Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Supplies Needed
 1 Anchor Hocking Pumpkin Jar 70 oz.
 1 Package paper basket filler
 1 Pack Floral Sticks
 1 Piece of Styrofoam (large enough to fit in bottom of Pumpkin Jar
 1 Roll green floral tape
 1 Package Paper Twist (color of your choice
 2 Pieces felt -2 different colors of your choice for flowers
 2 Dozen floral bead stick
 2 Leaf bushes
 1 Hot Glue Gun


1. Place Styrofoam in center of Pumpkin Jar
2. Place basket filler around Styrofoam (to hide the Styrofoam)
3. Using petal pattern provided; cut out desired amount of petals for flowers using
paper twist paper. The Pumpkin shown has five flowers or approximately 20
petals per flower.
4. Cover end of floral pick with 1/2" wide x 2 inch long piece of Raffia paper to
form center of flower, secure with wire pick by wrapping around two complete
times. Keep remaining wire free to secure flower once completed.
5. Glue petals to floral craft stick by going completely around the stick to form a
6. Continue to add rows of petal until you are happy with the fullness; remember to
secure the flower with the wire at the completion.
7. To make white flower, cut felt strip 4inches long, cut one edge of felt to look like
fringe, wrap around stick and secure with wire, wrap with floral tape. The floral
stick will appear in the center.
8. To make felt flower: Follow pattern to cut circle, poke a small hole in the center,
insert floral wire stick and floral bead stick (keep wire down) crimp circle; wrap
with wire aroundunderside to form flower. Wrap stick with floral tape.
9. Cut leaves with stems from bush, trim to desire length to insert in Styrofoam.
10. Arrange flowers largest to small
11. Accent with floral beads Pumpkin Cover Glue leave and petals around stem of lid.

Categorized under: Crafty Lady  Floral  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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