It’s no secret that I get a LOT of my stuff from The Range. They’ve got some fantastic decor items I swear are just calling me to take them home. Ready to start spreading their awesomeness in our home. And then there’s some things that are just waiting to be turned into something wonderful! Craft items, sure. But also .. these storage jars for £1.59. I mean .. bargain!!
I don’t know about you, but our house is always short of storage. Well, actually that’s a lie. It’s full of too much stuff but that’s another story. Let’s just say we need more storage – (it makes me sound a bit more organised and less messy 🙂 ) And these jars were absolutely perfect for our bathroom! We recently sorted out some of the cupboards in our bathroom but there’s always room for improvement! You know, .. to store more stuff..
I liked the jars as they are, but I do like to add a bit of colour. I knew I would be able to put my own stamp on them once I got them home.
How to make your own custom made storage jars
Turning these little fellow into a custom made storage jar is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Seriously – you think you can’t craft? You totally can! Follow me with these super-simple steps.
First of all, spray paint the lid. Of course you don’t have to do this, but I wanted to tie them in with the colours in our bathroom and opted for a coastal blue. I used this Rustoleum paint if you’re interested. It was something I had on hand but of course you can go with any colour that you like.
I actually tried taping the inside off with some tape but that was a bit of a disaster (don’t ask .. ) so instead I placed it on a piece of wood and sprayed it from a higher angle. Just to avoid getting any paint on the thread of the lid. Follow the instructions on your chosen paint 🙂
The second step – grab yourself a candle holder (what, the whaaat??) I searched high and low for the small crystal/glass candleholders that I’ve got in the house somewhere, but couldn’t find them anywhere. No doubt they will be hiding in the loft somewhere and will make an appearance when it’s Christmas time. Oh well, I’ll just have to use them for another project. However, I did find this candle holder from Ikea which we bought for the extortionate price of £1. It’s a nifty little thing really – one side holds a normal candle, but flip it around and you can place a tea light in it. Pretty cool, right? But it also happens to be perfect as a stand for our jar.
So, E6000 to the rescue. Make sure you clean both the jar and the candle holder thoroughly before adding a layer of glue to the top of the candle holder. Carefully place the jar on top of the candle holder and leave to set until it’s fully dried.
And last but not least, I added a crystal door knob to the top of the lid. Just to add a bit of fun. I attached it with some E6000 glue and left it to set completely. To be honest, it’s not going to get that much wear because you will be using the screw lid to open the jar. However, I think E6000 will give it a bit more grip than hot glue.
you’re all done!
Leave it all to one side to set and cure properly and that is it! Told you it was easy! This whole project only cost me just over £5 for the 2 jars because I had the paint and glue in my supplies.
And they’re completely unique too! You can use jam jars, storage jars and of course you can use them to store all sorts of items! Bathroom stuff, sweets or as additional funky storage for your craft room! In all the colours!
What do you think? If you’re making some of your own, please don’t forget to share them with me by tagging me on social media! Oh, talking of social media – you can check out one of my Facebook Live videos here where I made one of these beauties! Perhaps you could “like” my page while you’re there? It would mean a lot to me!
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