If you’re looking for an organization idea that’s both cute and frugal, these simple DIY Storage Jars meet both criteria. Made from recycled glass jars and repurposed with a little spray paint and a cabinet pull, these storage containers will jazz up your kitchen, bedroom or bathroom without putting a dent in your budget.
I chose a classic look with black spray paint and a rhinestone embellished pull, but you can be as conservative or as crazy as your decor calls for.
Supplies You’ll Need:
- glass jar with metal lid
- cabinet knob
- spray paint
- all purpose adhesive – make sure it will work on metal
How to Make Your Own Storage Jars
Clean the lid well and dry it completely.
Using a spray paint suitable for metal surface,s spray the lid of the jar. Choose a metal finish or a fun color that works well with your decor. Allow the paint to dry completely and spray the lid a second time. Again, allow it to dry completely.
When the lid is totally dry, use a small amount of adhesive to attach the cabinet knob to the painted lid. You can find great cabinet knobs at thrift shops, home stores, flea markets and more. Some kitchen and bath showrooms will give away outdated samples of cabinet hardware. This is a great way to find fun and unique pieces!
Allow the adhesive to set completely before filling your jar with whatever you desire. It’s a great look in the kitchen but would be fun in a bathroom, bedroom, craft room or anywhere. Use it for pasta, beans, cotton balls, q-tips, hair accessories or whatever small items you need to contain.
You can also jazz things up a bit by adding some fun chalkboard labels to the jars. Amazon or Hobby Lobby offers quite a few different sizes and designs at reasonable prices.
Modification: If you find a decorative pull you like that has the bolt attached to the know, you can still use it. Just drill a hole through the top center of the lid. Then screw the drawer pull through and use the accompanying nut to tighten. You may need to cut the bolt shorter so it doesn’t stick out too far past the bottom of the lid.
I’ve also seen these same types of repurposed jars mounted to candle holder bases as a pedestal. You could make several in different heights and fill them with candy for a fun party or holiday table arrangement.
These would also make a fun hostess gift!