Don’t throw those empty pickle jars away; make these cute storage containers for less than $1.
I remember when I was 9 months pregnant with my first son, waiting every day for him to join our family (he was a few weeks past his due date) I stumbled upon this great website, Pinterest. I spent my days filling boards full of all these cute baby things, crafts and recipes that I knew I would have time to do now that I was a stay at home mom. Boy, was I wrong!
That was 3 years ago and while I have gotten a ton of recipe inspirations from Pinterest I have only done a handful of the hundreds, well really more like thousands, of crafts and projects I’ve pinned. So when my sweet friend Kendra from Joy In Our Home invited me to join this Monthly Pinterest Challenge group I knew it was just the motivation I needed to tackle some of these projects.
Moving from a 3 bedroom house to a 2 bedroom town home one of the areas I can use the most help in is organization. I’ve seen those cute storage jars with the glass knobs on top for years and decided that would be my first Pinterest Challenge to tackle. I looked at Home Depot and Lowe’s and a few online stores and the cheapest I could find those cute knobs for was $3. Now three dollars doesn’t seem like a lot of money but I knew I could find something even more affordable. So when I was at IKEA the other weekend and saw these Clear Satta Knobs I knew they would be perfect; especially since they were just $1.99 for 6.
So with knobs, a few empty jam jars and pickle jars, and a can of Rustoleum Metiallic Paint & Primer in Satin Nickel in hand I was ready to make my jars. The only other tool you may need is a Center Punch to make the whole in the lid. My husband had one already but you can buy them at anywhere hardware store.
Step 1: Clean jars and remove labels. I found the easiest way to get the labels off without having any sticky left over is to run the jars under warm water and use your fingers to scrub off.
Step 2: Use the center punch to poke a whole through the middle of the lids.
Step 3: Paint lids and let them sit overnight.
Step 4: Thread screw for knobs up through the bottom of the lids and attach Satta knob on top of lid.
Step 5: Fill your cute jars with whatever you have lying around that needs to be organized.
The jam jars are perfect to hold washi tape and the pickle jars are great for makeup wedges, which my boys and I love painting with (another Pinterest tip).
Where could you use a little extra organization? And for more fun Pinterest inspiration check out what my friends Havalah from Sisters, What! and Amanda from Burlap and Babies made this month!
DIY Felt and Leather Triangle Garland || Sisters, What!
DIY Storage Jars for Less Than $1 || Tastefully Frugal
DIY Ombre Mason Jars || Burlap and Babies
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