Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Cheap & Easy Flour Jar

While I'm waiting on the reupholstered cushion pictures to come through, here's a quick and easy project that I literally did in about fifteen minutes and for less than $15.

I needed new flour and sugar canisters and I LOVED this etched glass look from Martha Stewart. However, I didn't have the time, energy or money to get all of the supplies needed for a project like that. (If anybody has done this project, send it in because I LOVE the look of the finished product!) I loved the jars, though, so I used that as my starting point.

First, I got these amazing glass jars that look similar at Hobby Lobby for 50% off - which means the large one (and it is LARGE) was about $4.00 and the smaller one for about $3.00. SCORE!

Then, I bought these craft stickers from the scrapbook aisle on sale for 50% off. It's a BIG pack of these cute, whimsy letters that I KNOW I will use for cards and future projects. An investment, if you will.

Then, I just strung the letters on some thin silk yarn that I had around. I first thought the letters were a little too scrunched (technical term) together, so I added a few beads in between the letters to give each one some definition. Then I just tied the yarn onto the jars necklace style pretty snugly and then just trimmed the excess yarn.

I loved the Martha clean and streamlined look, but I think this brings a tiny touch of color and fun to the kitchen without having to commit to anything big - when I get sick of them, I'll change them out!

Linked to Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest - click on over to find some GREAT thrifty finds and DIYs!


  1. Love the lettering! You are inspiring me!

  2. I just clicked over from a comment I read on Melissa's blog! Such cute letters.

  3. Cute, fun, colorful! So happy!

  4. That is very colorful and cute! I have very similar glass jars that I store my flour and sugar in. I found mine at WalMart though for $5.00 a piece. I love the look of them sitting on my kitchen counter.