Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Pretty Glass Jars

   These past weeks I've been gathering glass jars to use in my craft room. I considered buying mason jars but then I thought about it and realized that MANY of the things I buy in the grocery store come in useful glass jars. I've gathered four until now, but there are more waiting to be cleaned. Being the crafter that I am I knew I wanted to make them cuter and I wanted them to look like a set so I spray painted all the lids with purple paint. Here is the result:

Pretty Glass Jars


   I've seen many craft rooms with cute little jars full with colorful things. I have yet to decide what I'm going to put in mine but I think I'll use a few as banks and make cute labels to organize my savings. A little bit inspired by Dainty Squid's.

20 comments:

  1. Kaylah's jars are fun, I love the paint color you used.

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  2. Hi Yadira, pretty jars and I'd love to see what you do with them. I'm going to do some myself soon too. I like to cover them with napkins as I did the suitcase on my site. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting.

    Coleen in Ukraine

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  3. What a great idea. I was like, "Glass jars? But they'll be weird." And then I saw your spray-painted caps and went, "WOW!" I am definitely copying this idea. Thanks!

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  4. @ Miss Lou: They are indeed. I bought that paint for certain octopus graffiti.

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  5. @ Coleen: I'll be giving you updates of the jar's status. Please do some and share. Thanks for visiting.

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  6. @ No Regrets: When I washed them and made them ready to use I was like: "But they look weird". Then I remembered the spray paint and gave it a try. I loved the results, now I want to finish using the marmalade so I can recycle the jar. If you try it too please share.

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  7. Love the paint color:) Thanks for sharing this!

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  8. @ Julia: It is really cute irl. Thanks for visiting.

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  9. I'm so grateful that you linked up in this week's Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) This awesome post totally rocked the party!

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  10. I like the way you think! These are great! The purple lids! So simple yet soooo cute!

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  11. @ Homemaker on a Dime: I'll always link to the party, it is a lot of fun. Thanks for taking the time to pass by.

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  12. @ Deezknitz: Thank you very much!

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  13. This is genius! I feel so stupid for not having thought of it sooner! THANK YOU!!!

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  14. What type of paint did you use?

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  15. @ Anonymous: I used Krylon Spray Paint.

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  16. How did you do such a good job of getting the sticky labels and their glue-y residue off?

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  17. @ Monica Shreya: Hi monica, it was really easy. You just take off what you can with your finger nails. Then you let them soak for a couple of days in soapy water and then scrub what is left with a dish sponge. I hope it helped. :D

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  18. What type of spray paint did you use. I have a ton of baby food jars that I'm now using to sort out buttons and office supplies (paper clips, tacks, etc.) I'm in the middle of decluttering and getting ready to decorate my office so it looks like a craft room/office and I'd love to make the jars I have, and any others I collect to look cute.

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  19. @ Meet the owners: Just the regular kind, I think the brand was Krylon. I painted a few thin layers and waited for them to fully dry before I applied a new one. I hope this helped and pretty please share pictures if you do it.

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  20. Thiwishes will put my empty PB jars to shame. Thanks

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