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Recycle Glass Jars
Recycle and Reuse!

Turn small, empty glass jars into cute craft storage.

You'll need-
Clean Jars With Labels Removed
Small Plastic Baggie, One For Each Jar
Paint Brush
Red Paint
White Paint
Q-Tips
(Clear Spray Finish - Optional)
White

Posted by Pam from Pocatello, Idaho, United States • Published See Pam's 322 projects »
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  • How to make a jar. Mushroom Jars - Step 1
    Step 1

    Step 1-
    Clean out jars, remove labels, and dry them well.

  • How to make a jar. Mushroom Jars - Step 2
    Step 2

    Step 2-
    With lid off the jar, place small sandwich size baggie over the jar. So the bottom of the baggie is covering the opening of the jar. Replace lid.

  • How to make a jar. Mushroom Jars - Step 3
    Step 3

    Step 3-
    Start painting the lids red (or whatever color you'd like).
    You don't have to worry about trying to hold the tiny lid without getting paint on your hand or on the glass, because that's what the baggie is there for :)

    Let each coat of paint dry so that when you touch it, it isn't sticky anymore. Then apply another coat.

    It took me 4 coats to get a good even cover of red paint.

  • How to make a jar. Mushroom Jars - Step 4
    Step 4

    Step4-
    Let final color coat dry over night just to make sure it is dry.

    You don't want to rush it and have your white spots turning colors.

    (this pic shows coat #2 I think, so I still had a few coats left)

  • How to make a jar. Mushroom Jars - Step 5
    Step 5

    Step 5-
    Get your white paint and squirt a little on a napkin, then dip your Q-Tip in the paint and dot your lids with it. Dip your Q-Tip back in the paint every so often.

    Let dry and then remove the plastic baggies.

    The dots don't have to be too evenly spaced or sized. You can get really creative with it.

    I did mine all perfect dots, and didn't like it. So I went back over some of the dots and made them larger and not so much of perfect circles.

  • How to make a jar. Mushroom Jars - Step 6
    Step 6

    Step 7-

    If you want to you can keep the baggies on the jars and spray a sealer on them, that will help keep the paint from being scuffed of rubbed off.

    You could also use some brush on glaze, but let the jars dry for a day or so to be absolutely sure the colors wont run.

  • How to make a jar. Mushroom Jars - Step 7
    Step 7

    Step 8-
    Fill your beautiful jars with craft goodies and display!

    You'll be able to see what you need and decorate at the same time.

    Enjoy ^_^

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Anabelle  C.
Anabelle C. · 3 projects
I love it!
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MaybeAViking
MaybeAViking · 16 projects
This doesn't help my obsession with collecting little glass jars >.<
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1427 projects
I neeeeeed these on my craft desk! So cute x
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Emmyann07
Emmyann07 · Sacramento, California, US · 49 projects
cuuute
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