One look around my home and most people will know that I struggle with neatness and finding a place to store my variety of crafting supplies and tools (and pretty much everything else too). I am frequently on the lookout for cute and/or efficient storage ideas and saw one that caught my attention while surfing the web last week.
And yes, I am talking about turning old jars into fun storage jars! This is a great project for those of you who have kept, rather than recycling, all those pasta sauce or jam jars. All I did to make these cute storage jars was to spray paint the lids of the jars then glue on small embellishments in the centre of the lids.
If you're not a jar hoarder, you can easily find some at your local op shop (thrift store to my US readers), or you could buy them cheaply at a $2 shop type of place, like I did. I got my spray paint at the hardware store and the little teacup and tea pot at the same $2 shop where I found my jars. Don't like teacups? Then you could easily attach a plastic animal, flower or anything you like on the lid. You could even attach your embellishment before painting and then paint the whole thing to get a more uniform look. The only problem I can see with these jars is that they're not stackable , which means that you either waste potential vertical storage space or you can only use them in areas where your shelves are close to each other.