It is an outrage the number of jars and plastic containers we have to discard every day in a house. I’m keeping them because I like to re-use them, you can always find a different use that what they already had without having to go through a recycling center like for reclining sofa. The other day I started to sort them by size to try to gain some space and suddenly I had an idea.
I had several of this size and thought it was ideal for pantry storage such as nuts, bay leaves, salt … well, they gave much play. The first thing I did was gave them a thin coat of handmade chalk paint because it works wonderfully on glass, and then sprayed painted them. I did the same with the plastic lids. I like the fast and clean finish with spray, really.
They dried while I thought about what I was going to put them in, and when I decided I remembered having some pretty labels from Aviat Studios and added the text I needed. Then I printed and transferred them to the jars following the same process as here.
This is another of those fast and cute projects I love, and I have a few more bottles ready to add to the collection.
What do you think of the result? I love them, but I would like to know your opinion 🙂
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These turned out fantastic! I love repurposing things like this! Chalk paint is amazing!
Yes, it is! I can’t leave anything alone, all day with the brush on hand 😉
This is really great. Really beautiful like they are wearing their best outfits. I have about 50 jars in my kitchen. I cannot throw anything out for the same reason.
Yes Mary, I will need to move to another house soon as there’s no more room in mine now!
Oh my.. Love theeem.. I have been wanting to try many DIY projects but haven’t got the time. Hope I’ll be able to make them soon..
Hope you find the time, it’s really fun Indah!
Brilliant idea, excellently executed too! Love the labels that you designed, it’s beautiful!
Hi PC! I found the source for the labels, I designed the words, I updated the post.
What a clever idea and I just love the labels you used!
Hi, Ellen! Love to see you! Many thanks for stopping by and your kind comments 🙂
Those are great and I love the labels! I love repurposing jars! I use old candle holders to store cotton balls in my bathroom, wine corks, etc! Thanks for sharing on the Small Victories Sunday Linkup!
That’s a great idea, too. I have too many and need to decide what else to do
Those are so cute!!! I’ve been keeping all my jars because….well I don’t really know why. Now I do! These are fantastic. Can’t wait to try it!
Yes, Denise, sometimes we keep thing we don’t know why until one day that we know!
Welcome, and thanks for stopping by!
SUCH a neat idea! I love this! 🙂
Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!
Thank you so much, Jess! 🙂
These look awesome…you would definitely be wanting to buy them in a shop…so repurposing is even better!!
Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.
Yes, I felt in love with the design when I saw it. Thanks for visiting, Catherine!
I love your pretty storage jars you made over.
Thanks for sharing this idea with us at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.
We can’t wait to see what you share with us next time!
Thanks, Julie! I have much more to share, you won’t get rid of me 😉
Those did turn out really clean and pretty! I love them.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m really happy with them 🙂
These are really beautiful. I never would have guessed that they were recycled and not purchased at some trendy store
Many thanks, Jessica, that’s so kind! Really happy you like them too 🙂
Love how they turned out! Like your color choice! Have a great week 🙂
Thank you, Brenda! Have a great week you too!!
I love them! They look great, can’t even tell they were just plain before.
liz @ sundays with sophie
Yes, Liz Jo, they were just plain and boring, too boring for me!
thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us Pili always great to have you link up at #WednesdaysWisdom. See you next time 🙂
You’re very welcome, Sue! Hope you’re enjoying your week, see you at the party
I couldn’t even recognize the jar! So awesome, Pili.
They look fabulous.
Thanks for sharing this on #tiptuesday!
Thank you, Debbie! I love when I open my pantry and I see everything organized there
Oh my gosh, Pili, I love these how creative you are and I Pinned them to the Party board! Thanks for joining us @ The What to do Weekends Party!
Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance
Hi, Theresa! You’re just so sweet 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
I love your project. It’s wonderful to reuse all these jars we accumulate. The look has a French feel which I love. Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Design Link Party.
Hi, Carol! I feel guilty if I throw things away that can be reused… I love the graphic as well
Pretty! I did much the same thing with containers in my pantry for brown sugar, rice, etc. Yours are much cuter though! 😉
I am co-hosting the #HomeMattersParty link party this month and would love to have you stop by for a visit. The current party runs through Monday night. http://alaynascreations.co/2015/10/23/home-matters-linky-party-60/
Hi, Alayna! Thanks for stopping by! I party at #HomeMattersParty every week, see you there 🙂
Pili me encantan!!! I love them, I have a gazillion of those at home and it’s a great idea. How do you make your own chalk paint, like with what? I have a Bricor store down here, what would it be called in spanish???
Thanks un abrazo
Hi, Katrin! Thank you, I forget to set up the link to the homemade recipe! Here you have: https://sweethings.net/diy-chalk-paint/. You need to ask for yeso or escayola, they are similar, being escayola a bit smoother. I’ve used both and there’s hardly any difference in the result. I also buy ordinary acrylic paint, the cheapest one 😉
Gracias Pili! Voy a ir a buscarlo!!!
Pili, I want some of these! They would be great containers for flour and sugar and pasta and kosher salt and granola and…There are so many things that would look great in them, and I love the labels. I had no idea that chalk paint adhered so well to glass, I want to use it on future furniture projects. Does it hold up well to use? Could I use it on cabinets?
Hi, Nikki! They look wonderful in the pantry, now I have a collection of more than 12 and keeps growing.
Chalk paint adheres to everything!! That’s why I love it. It holds up well, but as it is porous I always protect it with wax, varnish or poly, depending the use it’s going to get. I have seen lots of projects on kitchen cabinets, but then I would seal them with poly for sure. You have great and lots of different brands there in the US, I would ask for advice at the store.
By the way, the link to the recipe is https://sweethings.net/diy-chalk-paint/
Seriously, so cute! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being a part of our party! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We love partying with you! Lou Lou Girls
Many thanks!! See you at the party!
These are adorable! I save our sturdy containers with lids also. They make great pantry storage. Storage for just about anything really.
Thanks for sharing these. I found you on the Learning From Each Other Link-Up.
Yes, Brandy, they are great for storage anything! Thanks for stopping by!
These are great. I love them. Thanks for sharing your talent with us on the link up. Really great craft. I think you could sell me.
Thank you, Leigh! I’ve thought about selling them haha!
You were my featured blogger this week on my blog for the Small Victories Link up. Now go sell some jars. 🙂
very nice and classy jars, thanks for the share at my party
Glad to be part of the party, Maria. Thanks for stopping by!
These are great, I was just looking for storage ideas for all the gluten free flours I am buying these days.
Thanks for sharing on the #OMHGFF hope to see you next week! And thanks for Co-Hosting on the #OMHGWW
Pinned to share!!
Hope you have a great week!
Many thanks, Karren. Hope you have a great week too!
These are so pretty, what a great way to reuse plastic jars! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend?!
Many thanks for stopping by, Joy!
#AnythingGoes is great because of you! Thank you for continuing to support this Link Party with your talent and creativity.
Thank you so much, Sandy
Hi I love what you have done here what a great upcycle. I think I will think twice now before I throw out my peanut jars. I love upcycle project. Thanks !
Many thanks, Claire. If I don’t recycle all my jars soon, I think I’ll need to move to a bigger house.
Glad you stopped by!
I just love a recycled project and these are just adorable…thank you for sharing at Share it One More Time…Tammy
You’re very welcome, Tammy. Love to party with you each week.
Thanks for stopping by
These are a wonderful example of upcycling! I can’t believe how they turned out. Way to go Pili!
Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Design.
Yes, it’s amazing what a little paint and transfer can do. Thanks for stopping by!
Hi Pili! What an upcycle! They are absolutely gorgeous! Does the paint hold up pretty well? I find when I paint stuff sometimes it scratches off. Thanks as always for linking up with us at Talented Tuesday!
Hi AJ! Yes, the paint holds up great. I always protect it with two layers of varnish just to make it more durable.
Beautiful. I have to go over the details again on how you did this, but thye turned out great! Thank you so much for linking this up at SHARE IT 34, http://www.FineCraftGuild.com As always, I love your contributions! Hugs, Rose
Rose, there’s a link to a graphic tutorial you can check. It’s easier than it may seem.
Have a great week, Rose!
I love cute, easy, from the recycling bin projects too!!! They turned out great!!! Thank you for sharing your jars at Welcome Home Linky Party!