Friday, July 24, 2009

Quick and Simple - Glass Jars


So I was itching for a quickie project because God knows the big projects will take FOREVER to finish and I need a "quick fix" of accomplishment.

As I was about to throw away these glass jars, I heard them cry out to me (insert drama here). "Don't throw us away! You can doll us up and use us again." Hmmm, am I really getting to a point where glass jars are speaking to me?

So I listened to the glass jars, and took their caps to some black spray paint.

I hot-glued some leftover ribbon from another project on the jars

Then I chose a font I like, and printed out labels on cardstock paper (I chose white and brown here to match the ribbon)

And then ugly glass jar, became a pretty-cutey


And the best part of it all, they stopped speaking to me! Don't they look so cute and cozy in this romantic corner in my kitchen? I love them!

15 comments:

Christina said...

Cute idea!

Cheryl said...

Hey there! Popped over from Kimba's and I was immediatley intrigued. You see, I have been saving my spaghetti sauce jars, and jelly jars. Mind you, they weren't speaking to me. LOL...but I have saved them. Love your idea..only thing for me is that I threw my lids out. : (

Anny said...

Heehee I have so many things in my house calling to me too. I love this idea and will definitely have to "borrow" it soon :)

Kitty Scraps said...

Just like Cheryl I had to come over from Kimba's too see what you've done because I, too, have been saving my peanut and spaghetti sauce jars without a project in mind. Thanks for sharing!

Astrid said...

That is a very cute idea!

Britt said...

Very cute! It looks a lot more expensive than it is!

Dawn said...

Great idea!!! I think I'm going to borrow this idea!

Kaki said...

Wow, such a simple change has a huge impact! Thanks for the great idea!!

Heidi said...

That would make such a cute teachers gift as well - so many options about what you could store in those. you've got great vision! ;)

thrifty and chic motif said...

Don't you just hate when things start talking to you? I go through that weekly. I'm glad I'm not the only one :)

Thats a cute idea. I'm going to have to do that to my old sauce jars. Great tip!

artisticblend said...

Cute! You know, I've been saving up my glass jars forever not knowing what to do with them. Now I have inspiration! Thanks! ;)

Magic Brush said...

Adorable project! I love easy!

Finding Home said...

Cutie pie! They do look cute and romantic. I love a quick project with such big results.

The Bargainista said...

ohhh...i love the jars! I see these at goodwill all the time, but never know what to do with them, now I do! :)

Carolyn said...

Wow! Those jars are so cute! Thanks for sharing.