Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sauce Jar to Saucy Accessory!

I had been saving these salsa, tomato sauce, and pickle jars thinking I would turn them into cute outdoor lanterns with tea candles in them. But I needed wire, and rocks or sand for the bottom, and I didn't want to spend a dime, so....

I had some chalkboard paint from my recent cupboard door to chalkboard project. And I always have twine....

Here's how I did it:

Soaked the labels off overnight in warm soapy water, Then I taped off (freehand was fine) the section I wanted to be chalkboard. (This would be much easier if you use a stick on cb label, but I was going for free so I used what I had) I painted it by hand and it needed 2 coats, drying between each coat.

I wound the tops with twine (I really need to put a spot of glue to secure it)...

Aren't they so cute!

Perfect for kitchen storage

and here, in my remade bathroom!

I am so happy with how they turned out!
Make it a Great Day!

Hooking up to House of Hepworths


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE! I've been meaning to try this chalkboard paint goodness! THANKS for the inspiration!!

  2. What a great idea, I have a stock pile of jars and would love to use them for storage!
    have a great day,
    p.s. I would love for you to visit my blog!

  3. Stopping by from the blog hop to say hi and to follow you. I love this project! I have a couple of spaghetti sauce jars that I'm definitely digging out of the trash from last night (after seeing this cute project, I feel badly for even throwing them away!).

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  4. Love this! Hi! Following you from the Sunday blog hop! I Hope you visit my Cajun blog and return the follow!
    - Jessica @

  5. What a cute and practical idea. :) Love it girl

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

  6. I love this idea!

    I am following you from the blog hop, you have a great site. Would you like to follow me back? Susan's Family

    thank you :)

  7. What a great idea. It's even better to re purpose and reuse than it is to recycle. Love it!

  8. This is such a cute idea! I always save my sauce jars and at Christmas I use them to give out my hot chocolate mix. I think this year I may have to add the chalkboard paint. I could definitely use those jars in a few places around my house!


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