|

Repurpose Mayonnaise Jars Into Pretty Craft Storage Containers

Sharing is caring!

Repurpose your mayonnaise jars into pretty craft supply storage containers for free with a little paint, glue, and pretty paper.

mayonnaise jars decorated for craft storage

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!

Repurpose mayonnaise jars into pretty craft room supply storage containers. Craft room organization. Repurpose mayonnaise jars. DIY Craft Room Storage Ideas #craftroomorganization

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.

A few simple supplies

Use a fan to speed the drying process of painted mayonnaise jar lids. Repurpose mayonnaise jars into pretty craft room supply storage containers. Craft room organization. Repurpose mayonnaise jars. #craftroomorganization

Step 1

I begin by painting the lids. If you are as impatient with the paint drying process as I am, use a small fan to speed it up! My lids are drying on repurposed ice cream cups turned upside down.

I am using pink and brown so I painted an equal number of lids each color.

Decorate the lids of mayonnaise jars to use for craft room storage. Repurpose mayonnaise jars into pretty craft room supply storage containers. Craft room organization. Repurpose mayonnaise jars. #craftroomorganization

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! 

Step 2

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. 

Repurpose mayonnaise jars into pretty craft room supply storage containers. Craft room organization. Repurpose mayonnaise jars. Use pretty craft paper to decorate lids of upcycle mayonnaise jars #craftroomorganization

Step 3

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. It goes on white but it dries clear.

Decoupage a pretty paper napkin onto a mayonnaise jar to create craft room storage containers

My napkin of choice to pretty up this particular mayonnaise jar has a beautiful hydrangea print. I found them at a store called Tuesday Morning which is a great place to find pretty napkins for Mod Podge projects. Amazingly I also found them on Amazon here!

Step 4 Decorating the outside of the mayonnaise jar

Apply Mod Podge to the jar and carefully place the napkin as you wish it to be. It may be easier to paint small portions of Mod podge glue and apply the napkin in small sections at a time.

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 of the jar because it creates a frosted look which I like. This is completely optional. You can still see through the mayonnaise jar even with the frosted look.

Decoupage a pretty paper napkin onto a mayonnaise jar to create craft room storage containers

It is my intention to cover some white candles with this same napkin for spring decor! 

Hot glue rope onto the side of a repurposed mayonnaise jar to create a pretty storage container. Repurpose mayonnaise jars into pretty craft room supply storage containers. Craft room organization. Repurpose mayonnaise jars. Use pretty craft paper to decorate lids of upcycle mayonnaise jars #craftroomorganization

Jute also works well for decorating mayonnaise jars into pretty craft supply storage containers. I used hot glue to attach the jute.

Repurpose mayonnaise jars for storing craft supplies or anything you may need. Be creative with decorating the outside of the jars. Scroll down for more around-the-house repurpose projects.

Share this idea on Pinterest
Decoupage a pretty paper napkin onto a mayonnaise jar to create craft room storage containers

More Repurpose Projects

Craft Room Storage Supplies

How to make a Two Tier Pin Cushion for your sewing space
Jewelry Box Makeover. Make a sewing supply box from an old jewelry box
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Similar Posts

15 Comments

  1. Jars are such a great thing to upcycle! The possibilities seem endless. Thanks for linking up with us at the #HomeMattersParty this week.

  2. I have been using my mayo jars for years, mainly to store beads. I love your decorations. Mine are staying plain for now so I can see what I have. However, I think embellishing them would be great for the gifts I give in them; chex mix, muddy buddies, etc. The jute lends a masculine touch which is hard to come by.

  3. I love what you did with the mayo jars. I’ve always looked at mine and thought it was a waste to send them to the recycling bin. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. What a great up-cycle project. Anytime you can re-purpose mayonaise containers into something pretty and useful you have hit the jackpot! I love the painted lids. They are very creative!

  5. These are great, Shirley. It’s always amazing what can be done with items that might otherwise be discarded. I save pasta jars and use them for tons of things. I especially like the jute wrapped jar. Pinning to my upcycle board.

  6. Hey Shirley! I collect mayonnaise jars, too, but haven’t done a thing with them yet! I love your variety of transforming them! So many ways for a new look! But I think I like covering the tops best and decoupage using napkins! They all look perfect on your spinning tray! Such a pretty display!

We enjoying hearing from you!