Monday, April 4, 2011

pickle jar project

there are some things i just can't throw away.
glass jars.... are one of those things.

why?  do you ask.
because first of all i store all sorts of stuff in them.
embroidery floss, buttons, pom pom trim, twinery twine etc...

and secondly...
you can make things with them.

i took these jars and turned them into....

these jars.

and of course it's so simple.
i just spray painted my candlesticks and lids.
 (with a grey primer first. helps to cover the writing on the jars)
then used some E6000 glue and glued the jars on top.
fill them up with whatever you'd like.
i found some gumballs and sixlets at party city. love how they are so bright and fun!
then i just added some green shredded paper and some candies to the other jar.
and the fun part is
 i can switch them out with the holidays/seasons!!
gotta love it!  :)

73 comments:

  1. LOVE THIS!
    Love that I will have something to do with my shelf of empty glass jars in my studio.. I've been keeping for some reason - this is the reason..
    Lovin' it!

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  2. Man you guys need to get out of my head. I was SO going to do this as a DIY this week. You beat me to the punch. But still making them and will link back to you...

    SMOOCHES.
    Amy

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  3. What a great idea! They look great. Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. I love this! I too keep glass jars and use them for like everything. My daughter is having a tea party in Sept. for her birthday and I'm going to fill the jars part way with water and add fresh cut flowers and create a food tray with the glass jars and some retro cookie platters for her party for all of the little finger sandwhiches and cookies. It'll be adorable. Love your candle stick idea, I will have to look for some candle sticks at the 2nd hand stores!

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  5. I have been wanting to do this forever! I've also held on to pickle jars and candle sticks forever to! First coat of paint is going on in about 5 minutes! :) Yay!

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea!

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  6. Oh, too cute! Very original.

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  7. so stinkin cute! Now everyone in my house will be having pickles for breakfast;)Hey I need those jars!

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  8. I totally love this idea! These would be so cute on a candy table too...for a birthday party or baby shower! TFS!

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  9. Just found your blog and we love it! We posted your Subway Art on our fb page and I'm headed to Costco to pick up my Easter print!

    Thanks!

    ~Courtenay @ThreeSisterz

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  10. Cut it out!!!!! I have so many projects I want to do and my list gets longer and longer everytime I check in here! Seriously...I love these jars!

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  11. these are so cute and colorful. thank you

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  12. LOVE this! Can't wait to do it!

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  13. Oh, that's so clever - and they turned out so cute! Gotta try that!
    Jane-Jacksonville

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  14. I can't throw mine away either! We are building in a collection in our office closet. Whenever anyone sees it, they give me a look...like I'm crazy or something! My big plan is to turn them into lanterns for the yard. We'll see...

    www.marthahasminions.blogspot.com

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  15. Amazing idea! Thank you for sharing this!!

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  16. Super cute! I have several glass jars that I can't throw away either - totally going to do this. Thanks for the tip about the grey primer; I can never get the words covered up!

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  17. These are so cute! Wish my kids ate pickles. I may try this with our pasta sauce jars. Thanks for this amazing idea!

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  18. LOVE IT!! i'm doing these this week! thanks for all the wonderful ideas!

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  19. love, love, LOVE!! so simple and yet so fun!

    kisses my dear
    heather

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  20. What a great idea!! I keep thinking I should save my jars, but wasn't sure what to do with them. Now I know! :)

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  21. Been wondering what to do with the closet full of jars! Now I know! Thanks so much!

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  22. I save glass jars too!!
    What a cute display!

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  23. Love that!! I always save jars for fun projects just like this!

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  24. Stop it! ;)
    Those are so awesome!!

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  25. Very cute! Candy is W A Y to tempting in my house!

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  26. Be careful with pickle jars!! Sometimes you can't get rid of the smell and then your candy will taste like pickles...yuck!!! I used pear jars to make candy jars and they worked amazing! Anything that doesn't have a strong smell works great!

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  27. LOVE THIS! I too am a jar saver for no apparent reason - now I have a reason;) thanks

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  28. Very cute! When I pulled out my Easter decor this year I realized it was pretty skimpy.

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  29. I LOVE these! Especially with the bright colored candy. I really need to make some this week.

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  30. Oh my, LOVE it! So easy yet soooo cute!

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  31. oh my gosh I love them. Stinkin' cute!

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  32. I just love these jars! Thanks so much for sharing!

    forkfabz.blogspot.com

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  33. I love these! Just one question - How do you get the pickle smell out?

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  34. Great project! I love those, so springy. :)

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  35. I LOVE this idea...where do you find the fun gumballs?

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  36. I am totally feeling the brilliance of these!!!

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  37. I have been saving mine too but I have a hard time getting the pickle smell out. Any suggestions?

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  38. great!
    now your gonna have me saving freakin' jars ;)
    gotta love ya!!!!

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  39. You are all kinds of....oh my freakin' crap fabulous! I am Wayne's World style "I'm not worthy-in" it over here! I would however, have to hot glue the lids shut. Because I cannot resist candy at 11pm. Regardless if I like it or not.

    We MUST meet in real life. So I can show you my praises. It's really entertaining, and sincere. :)

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  40. I'm a jar saver too. Our jam jars have a pretty curved wall. I have been re-filling with nuts and bulk dry goods. I have been meaning to spray the lids so our various brands can match.

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  41. Absoultely LOVE this! I save glass jars, but have never thought about using them for anything other than food storage. After seeing how pretty these are, you have opened a world of possibilities for me! Thanks for sharing!

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  42. Brilliant!! That really just sums it up, brilliant. I cannot through away glass jars either and this is so perfect.

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  43. Maria Ortiz-CintronApril 5, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Clever! I LOVE that it's so simple, yet so very creative, cute and functional... Great Job! :)

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  44. Now this is something I think I can do! So cute!

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  45. I have the same question mentioned by others, how do you get the pickle smell out?

    I'll never forget winning a pickle jar full of smarties in an estimation contest in elementary school and getting home to discover my 783 smarties tasted like pickles.

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  46. Such a fun idea for easter! Pretty display!

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  47. That is so stinking adorable!!!

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  48. WOW!!!! I don't know where it comes from but I'm glad that you all come up with it. This is brilliant and I'll be yard saling this weekend and this will be my project, immediately.
    Cheers!

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  49. What a great idea! I am always saving jars, just not certain what to do with them and now you gave me such a wonderful idea. :)

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  50. Lots of jar savers out there apparently. You've given us all hope that we're not crazy and can accomplish great things due to our thriftiness!!
    I love these, and they almost look like something I could and should tackle. Is there a certain kind of primer that you use that goes on glass? I already have everything else.
    Thanks! I'm going to link to you on
    athriftyfind.blogspot.com

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  51. So bright and fun! I love using old jars for things!

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  52. WOW!! These projects are incredible! Another one to add to my list of projects to make!! Thanks for inspiration!! :)

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  53. I really love this idea. Very cool, modern and stylish!

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  54. Hi!
    I featured this project on my blog today!

    Friday Finds @ making life a Bliss

    Thanks for sharing!

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  55. Love these!!! I featured them on my friday favorites!
    http://www.lilbitofus.com/2011/04/friday-favorites_08.html

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  56. what a clever idea! i love when i have (almost) everything for a craft on hand (i had to run out and buy the spray paint!) you can see the ones i did here: http://mfnusz.blogspot.com/2011/04/trash-to-treasure-storage-jar-pedestals.html
    thanks for the inspiration!

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  57. i love this so. much. i love reusing jars...this is such a fun springy idea!!

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  58. I love this!

    And I also love your Easter Subway Art. Are you sharing that one? :)

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  59. I have a question about the empty pickle jars. How do you get the smell out of the jar? Did you wash it with something in particular to get rid of the garlic smell?

    Thanks!

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  60. i get the smell out of jars by putting baking soda in them, close up the lid and let them sit for a day or so. then i rinse them out. sometimes i put them back into the dishwasher just because.

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  61. Such a cute project and so easy! I've featured you on my blog at http://www.thislilpiglet.net/2011/04/hoppy-easter.html

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  62. lol. I have to laugh because I actually have a PICKLE jar right next to me that I have reused. This one is holding pens, pencils, scissors, and various other knick-knacks. I love reusing jars and pickle jars in particular. I actually have a few right now whose lids are going to get a coat of chalkboard paint and then I'll put fabric scraps in them. Jars are so much fun. :P

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  63. I just linked to your site about my pickle jar creations and how I decorated them for the 4th, and also for the "Oh, Snap" toppers. Thanks for the fun ideas!

    http://rookietorockstar.blogspot.com/2011/07/happy-4th-of-july-part-1-craftiness-for.html

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  64. How do you get rid of the pickle smell because I can't wait to try this!!!!!

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  65. Kristy... i'm sure if you run the jars through the dishwasher a few times, it will get the smell out.

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  66. Found this idea on pinterest. Just made some of them for my son to give his teachers as Easter gifts - glued some pastel ribbon around and filled with jelly beans. So cute! Thanks for sharing such a creative (easy) idea!

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