My recent Craft Room Makeover inspired me to make more storage for supplies. Nothing says thrifty more than turning empty mayonnaise jars into pretty craft storage containers!
Welcome to our latest installment of the monthly thrift upcycle challenge! Be sure to visit more ideas from my blogging friends at the bottom of this post.
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
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Most crafters have repurposed containers in their craft space. Food cans, all sorts of jars including Mason jars which we all love. I have developed an affinity for using mayonnaise jars and I enjoy decorating them so my craft space is more attractive.
If my Two Tier Spinning Tray looks familiar that is because it was a Thrift Upcycle project from a while back. I am still enjoying it and keep it always located to my right on my crafting work table. It holds about five mayonnaise jars on the bottom with commonly used supplies.
Make these pretty mayonnaise jar craft storage containers with just a few simple supplies.
- Clean empty mayonnaise jars with lids
- Pretty craft paper (Music notes from Hobby Lobby)
- Mod Podge
- Jute twine
- Hot Glue
I begin by painting the lids. If you are impatient with the paint drying process as I am, use a small fan to speed it up! My lids are dying on repurposed ice cream cups. Those are handy little tools in the craft room too.
I use DecoArt Tutti Fruitti and Cinnamon Brown for all my lids. The brown covers with two coats but the Tutti Fruitti takes closer to four coats to cover those Duke’s Mayonnaise jar lids. That is where the pretty craft paper comes in!
Simply use the lid as a template to cut out your choice of craft paper.
Cover the lid with Mod Podge and press the paper into place. Allow ample drying time.
Then add a coat of Mod Podge to the top of the paper as a sealer.
Even if you are not covering the lids with paper, you will want to seal the paint. Mod Podge is quick and easy to use as a sealer for such a small project.
My napkin of choice to pretty up this particular mayonnaise jar has a beautiful hydrangea print. I found them at Tuesday Morning which is a great place to find pretty napkins for Mod Podge projects. Amazingly I also found them on Amazon here!
Pack your patience when cutting the pattern out of the whole napkin. That process takes a few tedious minutes.
Carefully paint Mod Podge on top of the napkin in place on the jar. After the first coat dries. Add a second coat.
I always paint Mod Podge around the edges on the jar because it creates a frosted look which I like.
It looks messy before it dries.
It is my intention to cover some white candles with this same napkin for spring decor!
Jute also works well for decorating mayonnaise jars into pretty craft supply storage containers. I used hot glue to attach the jute.
No matter what crafty manner I decorate the jars with I always leave the majority of it clear so that I can easily see what is inside.
And now for more thrifty goodness!
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!
More Around The House Thrift Upcycle Projects
- DIY Framed Pegboard
- How To Make A Two Tier Tray Using Thrifted Picture Frames
- Solar Floor Lamp Thrift Upcycle Project
- DIY Mason Jar Wall Vases @Domestically Creative
Craft Room Storage Supplies
- 10 Drawer Organizer Cart
- Bankers Box 8 Compartment Sorter
- Craft Paint Storage Rack
- Storage Cube Organizer