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Upcycled Jar Canister

Looking for a storage solution that not only keeps your belongings organized but also adds a touch of creativity to your space? Look no further than the Upcycled Jar Canister! This innovative and eco-friendly storage option takes ordinary jars and transforms them into stylish and functional canisters that are perfect for any room in your home. Not only are these canisters visually appealing, but they also serve a practical purpose. The airtight lids ensure that your stored items remain fresh and protected from moisture or pests. Whether you use them to store pantry staples like pasta and spices, or as a stylish way to organize your bathroom essentials, the Upcycled Jar Canisters are versatile and functional.

Upcycled Jar Canister Supplies:

  • 1 Glass Jar
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Hot Glue Gun & One Glue Stick
  • 1 Knob (such a cabinet knob)
  • School Glue or Mod Podge (optional)

The first thing you need to do is give the jar a good washing. Then remove all of the labels. If you have a tough time getting all the glue off, try using some natural glue remover on it.

Then you want to take the top and place it on something so that it is not flat on the table. The reason it cannot be flat on the table is that it will stick as the paint dries.

Take your paint and cover the top and all the way around the sides. Then allow to fully dry. It took two coats for mine before the jar top was covered. You do not need to coat the inside of the lid.

This is where the school glue or Mod Podge comes in. If you are worried about the paint slowly rubbing off, after the paint is fully dry, you can then coat it with the glue.

It will dry clear and act as a sealer so the paint does not rub off. I did not put it on mine as I think a little rubbing off just makes it look aged. Plus I could always recoat it again if I changed my mind.


Attaching The Knob:

Now after the top is all coated and dried, use the hot glue to attach the knob to the center of the top. You want to be sure to use a good amount of glue so the knob stays in place. But not so much that it comes out the sides and you see it.

Update: After having these for a while I have found that the hot glue can eventually allow the knob to come off after a lot of use. If you want yours to last a long time, consider using something like epoxy or E6000 adhesive in its place.

That is it! After the hot glue is dry, you can fill your new upcycled jar canister with whatever you want and place it on the counter.

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