Skip to main content

DIY Glass Jar Canisters

Recently I found myself in need of some canisters. I only had a couple and wasn't super happy with them so I decided it was time to upgrade. I really wanted a way to store my things and make them part of the decor at the same time. So I headed to my favorite place for ideas, Hobby Lobby. Oh how this girl can spend hours meandering their isles dreaming of a million things to make (all at once of course). As I stood admiring all the beautiful glass jars I decided they would be perfect for my pantry items. I got a little excited and secretly danced in the isle when I saw the famous 50% all glass jars sign. Oh YEA this momma loves a good deal! The jars I liked were already a great deal starting at $1.99 up to $5.99 plus they had a really good looking gasket for a good seal. As I began thinking what sizes I needed my craft ADD kicked in and I started drifting off to how to label them. I only picked up 4 jars on my initial trip because I couldn't think straight - if you have crafting ADD you totally understand what I mean.

Brought my jars home and put them in the dishwasher - while they washed I made a list of additional pieces I would need and then went to Pinterest for some ideas for labels. Found myself really liking some labels I found (thank you Cyndy!)- the template was free! I downloaded it and used photoshop to change the colors and font to something I liked. Printed them off on plain white paper and cut them out. Here I had all these cute labels and I sat staring trying to decide how to apply them. I had considered printing them on sticker sheets but wanted something I could wipe with a damp towel and was afraid a sticker wouldn't hold up. So I broke out my new list and headed back to Hobby Lobby to get the rest of the jars I needed and a bottle of Mod Podge. I used the mobile 40% off coupon for the Mod Podge and picked out the rest of my 50% off jars.

OK so here are my glass jar canisters and I LOVE them!

So I have 12 glass jar canisters for under $23 (plus tax) and the jar of Mod Podge for $2.99 (that I use ALL the time). Not a bad deal when you think about the total cost. Having exactly what you want in the sizes you need all for under $23. I think that's a great deal!

I plan to add some of these to my bathroom soon. Well it's on the crafting ADD list :) Happy Crafting!

FYI - if you have never used Mod Podge before - let me offer you a little tip - apply evenly to the back of the paper first, then place label to the item (jar in this case), use you fingers to gently remove any air bubbles. Then brush liberally but evenly over the front of the label. It does dry clear. Choose the finish you prefer (there are lots of options), for this craft I used a glossy finish.


Popular posts from this blog

Transformer Rescue Bots Birthday Party

OK so this year I had birthday party #4 under control. We were going to splash and play at a local spray ground (Creekside Playground & Sprayground) so our theme would be "Splish Splash"...or so I thought. After months of planning and discussing with my soon to be 4yr old, he informed me that "Splish Splash" would not work. Are you kidding me!? Seriously - I only have like 4 weeks until B day and I have been working & researching this theme for months (thank you Pinterest)!  OK so what would you like the theme to be son? Mom, I want Rescue Bots at my birthday party. Hmm OK so I go off in search of Transformer Rescue Bots.

HAHAHA jokes on me - there are NO such ready made decorations for Rescue Bots. *sigh* NOT AGAIN! Last year he wanted a theme that was not readily available for purchase in the stores (online orders only) and I vowed that I would never again allow this to happen. It stresses me out.

But anyone that knows us knows that what the prince wants …

DIY Transformer Rescue Bots Pinata

I am going to share my pinata making experience because I had never done this before and searched all over for references.

OK birthday boy requests Transformer Rescue Bots party theme which is to include a pinata (Optimus Prime from Wal-Mart is apparently unacceptable). So I set out to make it. Shouldn't be so hard, right? Searched around the house for stuff to use and decided to use a Coca-Cola 12pack box. Why? Because we seem to always have 1 around. Cut it apart using the side structures and started to fold and tape a general logo.
Once the general shape was done I taped a piece of heavy art paper to one side to bear the weight of the paper mache strips. Now time to get messy! I tore strips of newspaper and tossed them into a small container and mixed up some glue. I couldn't recall the goo recipe so I googled and found a super easy one. It was one part flour to 2 parts water; easy enough. My kiddo wanted to help once the mixing started (he likes to stir things). Then it was …

Transformer Rescue Bot Costume (DIY)

Well in keeping with our theme of the year (Transformer Rescue Bots) my kiddo chose a Halloween costume that wasn't available in stores. I was surprised to find that there were several options available for purchase with Rescue Bots just not the particular hero we were looking for.

So for a couple of days weeks I thought about how I was going to put this costume together, make it warm (since it's typically coat wearing weather where we live), and keep it comfortable while allowing him easy access for potty breaks. These are all legitimate things to consider for small kiddo's.

I finally decided to construct the whole costume from fleece and I used quilt batting on the interior.

Let me apologize for the poor quality photos - I just snapped a few with my cell phone not anticipating a blog post. But after placing 2nd in a nationwide online costume contest I had second thoughts - and well I blogged. :)

The body of "Chase" the Rescue Bot is constructed like a poncho. T…