Patina--vinegar (white or apple cider) and salt. For small items, fill a quart yogurt container half full of vinegar, and sprinkle in about 1 tsp salt. Add any metal you want to 'age'. Seal if you touch items a lot
DIY Beach Glass: Start with clean, dry glass bottles and jars. Mix school glue and water as if you were making homemade mod podge - just mix parts glue to 1 part water. Add a few drops of blue and green food coloring. Add just a little dish liquid.
glitter in salt shakers. how smart is that? I have taken all of my glitter and placed each of them into clear glass salt and pepper shakers. I've placed all of the shakers onto a lovely silver platter.