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Repurpose Glass Jars Into Multi-Purpose Storage Containers

By raise of hands….who can’t stand to throw perfectly good glass jars away!? Aha! I thought so. 🙂  It could be considered some sort of an obsession, but I just can’t do it! Consequently I have repurposed a LOT of jars over the years, but when I saw this idea on Pinterest many months ago I KNEW I had to try it. It appealed to another one of my pet peeves….lots of opened bags and boxes of products piled up in my pantry.

I will almost always empty the contents of a bag or box into some sort of container that is easy to see through and that maximizes the space I have. That includes items such as crackers, cereal, dried fruit, etc. Since my “boys” all have a sweet tooth, I will also usually have a couple of small bowls of their their favorite miniature sized candies on the counter.

When I saw this simple ideas for DIY candy jars I knew I had to make them. I have since used them for many other things besides candy, They’re great in the bathroom for cotton balls, q-tips, etc, and equally great for office supplies on my desk. You could even paint the tops a custom color to match your decor.

This is what you will need: 

DIY Candy Jars

  • used glass jar with a screw on lid
  •           (for tips on taking the labels off of your jars click here!)
  •           (If it’s a pickle jar – make sure to save the juice!)
  • silver spray paint (or whatever color you want)
  • wooden knobs
  • E-6000 craft glue

Put down some butcher paper or newspaper outside, and set out your lids and wooden knobs on top of it.

Add a drop of glue to each wooden knob and attach to the center of each lid.

Allow to dry for a few minutes.

Spray the lids and knobs with a light, even coat of silver paint. One coat should be enough, but if you think it could use more, wait 10 to 15 minutes and do another light coat.

Don’t spray the inside of the lids if you plan on putting any type of food in them.

Now you will have a nice set of jars worthy of just about any type of display.

What are your favorite ways to repurpose glass jars?


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