This is one of the easiest projects- and cheapest- that I’ve ever done. All I needed was to save glass jars from jelly, baby food, etc, clean them thoroughly, remove the labels, and paint the lids. I placed the lids in a box and used (affiliate link) spray paint to paint them black. You could also paint them. Some people use chalk paint so they can write on them.
I LOVE how they turned out. And they are great for storage. Store bought storage solutions can get expensive so I love when I find options that look good and are essentially free. I can feel good about saving the environment too. It’s better to reuse an item than to recycle it.
These would work great for a Good Job Jar for children!
I took these two pictures in my new light box setup. Not sure I quite “get” how to use this yet. What do you think? Are pictures “in action” better or do you like the pictures below better?
Danielle Pientka is the sewing and DIY blogger behind DIYDanielle.com. She taught herself to sew in 2011 when she wanted to make cloth diapers for her first son. She’s been sewing everything from ecofriendly items to kids products to clothing since, as it has become a passion. She loves learning how to do new things and teaching others in the process. She hopes to inspire other moms to take time for themselves to find their own creative passion.
Danielle lives in Maryland with her three young sons and her husband, Brandon. In her spare time, she gardens, reads, horseback rides, and has a small homestead with goats and ducks. Visit her shop to buy patterns or her sewing eBooks. Subscribe to her newsletter to get blog updates, free patterns and other printables by clicking here.