Easy Thrift Store Storage Jar Upcycle
I had the most successful thrift store shopping trip the other day. I will tell you all about it and share all my thrift store finds next week. Today, I wanted to share with you what I did with two items I found for less than ten dollars total. With a glass storage jar and a cute little quail knock knack I found, I made upcycled a thrift store storage jar into some craft storage.
- Glass Jar with a lid
- Adhesive stencils
- Glass paint
- Small Spouncer
- Craft Paint
- Ceramic bird (or something similar)
I found this large glass cookie jar for $5.99 at the Goodwill with a wooden lid.
I also found this cute little quail bird for $2.99 and couldn’t resist buying it.
I started off by centering the adhesive stencils to spell “Craft Junkie”.
Using a small spouncer brush, I painted on the stencil.
Here’s what it looked like when I was done.
You can peel off the stencil immediately.
Allow it to dry for one hour.
Meanwhile I painted my lid and bird. To easily paint the bird, I put a pencil in the center and placed it in a jar to dry.
Once the paint was dry, I used strong industrial strength glue.
Once the paint is on the jar dries for one hour, place the jar in a cool oven.
Turn the oven to 350 and leave it in there for 30 minutes. If you do not want to place the jar in the oven, you can also allow the paint to cure for about 22 days.
Here are a few after photos.
I can’t wait to show you what else I got on this shopping trip!
Adorable! I love it so much! I never thought about putting something in the oven to cure the paint!
Thank you Tara! Yes! Super easy!
I love DIY craft projects! Wish I had time to complete all the great projects that are out there.
The cutest idea! This would be perfect in the kids room too.
I love how you added the birdie!
He was so cute I couldn’t resist! Thanks, Jill!
How cute is that little jar!?! I think I need some of those adhesive stencils! Those sound like they would work so well!
Yes! They are the best and you can reuse them over and over again. Thanks, Sharon!
Where did you find the glass paint? This looks so cute, I can’t wait to try it.
Thanks, Tess! It’s a Martha Stewart line, especially for glass. You can find it in the same aisle as the acrylic craft paints.
This is a great idea. My kids have a million tiny toys (legos, squinkies, etc) This is a great way to store them.
This would be be perfect for that. Great idea, Kristi! Thanks so much for stopping by!
What a wonderful trip…thanks for letting me tag along and I will be sure to post my finds when finished. Your creations are wonderful as always!
I love these and want them for my garage!
Thanks Bill! I hope you try it out!
Dinah just wanted to let you know I’ve enjoyed your many creative tutorials and posts. You’re delightful, clever and witty so it’s been educational and fun! Thank you for taking the time to write put all the instructions and give details on your WoCave. It looks very much like what I’m designing!
Thank you SO much, Denise! That means a lot to me. Thank YOU for supporting my blog. I’d love to see your Wocave…send me pictures!