Each week, I will share an upcylce project. I will include tips, suggestions, and materials used. It is my hope you are inspired to try some of the projects featured weekly. All of my work showcased here will be at one of my sales and might just end up finding it’s way into your home.
Earlier this week, I saw the movie Minions, an adorable prequel to Despicable Me. While sitting in the movie enjoying my giggling dates, junk food, and the Minions, I found myself thinking about this post and that it, like the movie, actually had a prequel to the story. This simple post is about transforming lidded jars. However, the prequel is really my favorite part of the story. Our dear family friends were cleaning out their parents/grandparents home in one of my favorite towns: Clontarf, Minnesota. Like many of my picks, I get the call when all of the family have claimed their heirloom treasures and the dumpster is overflowing. This time was no exception. This particular family truly knows my eye for design in turning even an old Turkey Gizzard rusty jar into a treasure. On this warm July day, as I put on the final coat of fuchsia paint….it was fun to visit the prequel of my snowy dumpster dive for dill & gizzard jars last winter.
The [Real] Story
So, this becomes the Despicable Me part of the story. Upcycling does not need to be elaborate projects, with days worth of sanding, painting, and distressing. As showcased in this post, I simply cleaned up some old jars and gave their metal lids a fresh coat of paint. It is fun to raid the fridge or pantry to find the cool jars with so much more potential. The junker in me finds herself planning a meal or doing grocery shopping with the intent of upcycling the jars. As noted in the prequel, I especially like scoring vintage jars.
Glass Jar with Metal Lid
Rustoleum 2X Spray Paint
As always, I apply several light coats to minimize drips & bubbles.
Like the Starbuck’s Coffee bottles featured last week, I used the same cleaning process for these bottles with the dish soap & rubbing alcohol mixture. I followed up by scrapping the bottles with a razor blade for a crystal clean look.
So, with minimal effort, these fuchsia beauties are no longer their turkey gizzard & dill pickle selves.
Now for the real fun….share what you would fill these jars with by leaving a comment below.