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DIY Upgraded Storage Jars

Updated: Mar. 20, 2019

Gussy up those plain old storage jars with fun paint and pretty knobs.

Use these upgraded storage jars to easily store cotton balls in a bathroom or stash craft supplies in a studio.

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What You’ll Need for This Project:

  • Acrylic paint
  • Foam brushes
  • Multipurpose sealer
  • Mason jars or old food jars
  • Drill and bit
  • Assortment of knobs with metal screw bases

Project Directions:

1. Paint jar lids, applying 2-3 light coats. When dry, apply sealer with a foam brush.

2. Drill through the middle of each jar lid with a drill bit. Screw knobs into place.

3. Store all assortments of child’s toys and supplies in these pretty jars!

Tip: Paint the sides first, then hold the lid with you thumb and index finger to keep your hands clean!

DIY upgraded storage jarsPhoto: Courtesy of Country Woman

Once you are done with this project, you could still probably use some more storage in at least one room of your home. Before you head out to buy some new storage solution, look at what you already have. Here are 13 incredible repurposed storage systems to inspire you.

Produced and photographer by Kristi and Kelli and

This story originally appeared in Country Woman Magazine