What To Do With All Those Jars?

Well, I admit I kind of have a problem of keeping jars and always have intentions on using them for something. So I finally got around to it and I am excited to clean up my classroom desk with them. My family eats a lot of pasta and we tend to have a lot of these jars around. My picky daughter enjoys her pasta sauce from these jars, which are a little smaller than the ones mentioned above. Finally, I buy a lot of pesto that and it comes in these jars,which are the smallest in the bunch. After they've been emptied, I scrub the labels off and run them through the dishwasher. Then they usually collect somewhere, like on the top of the refrigerator, until there are too many and I must find something to do with them. So, I decided to paint them, add a few bows (to cutesy them up), and use them as storage containers for my pencils, pens, scissors, and all kinds of other things that collect at my desk. I think it's time I get rid of the coffee mugs and cutesy the desk up a bit. So here is how I started:
I began by adding primer to the outside of the jars which added a nice base for the paint to stick to. Then once the primer dried, I added the cute colors you see above: Watermelon, Pistachio, and Blue Ocean Breeze. After a few coats and some ribbon, here's what they look like:

And here are all of the items I painted, I just couldn't stop at the jars:
The large jar in the back is an old sauerkraut jar, and the wooden box was my $1.99 Goodwill find. Don't ya think these will look so much cuter than old coffee mugs? One more thing, we will be choosing a winner tonight for our giveaway. If you haven't had a chance to enter and would still like to HERE is the link. We also have a few freebies there too! Hope you all have a terrific week!

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  1. That is adorable! I love the colors! I am pinning it to my board!! :-)
    Live Love Laugh Everyday In Kindergarten

  2. Thanks Tammy :) Love, love, love, Pinterest!!

  3. I love it!


  4. I found a post on pinterest where a girl spray painted just the lids of different shaped jars and filled them with different kids of seasonal candy. Just switch out with each season!
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thanks mandytaylor! Neat idea. I will have to find them and pin them :)

  6. This is getting pinned to my board too! Very pretty!

  7. Glad you all like these! So excited to decorate my desk!

  8. I love these. I'm going to start saving my jars now so I can make them! Thanks for the cute idea!
    Keen on Kindergarten

  9. Made some of these, but didn't have mason jars. I saw another pin where you use hot glue to spell words on the jar, they came out great!!! I've only done black, silver, and white but I am going to get the 3 colors you used because those are my classroom colors!
    Miss B, Busy Bee

  10. Great idea about the glue :) Thanks so much! I bet silver and black look so cute!