Thursday, May 8, 2014

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.

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