Remember this post from a while back, about sprucing up old candle jars and making them into canisters?
And this was as far as I’d gone at that point:
The big jar in the middle was a thrifted one, and already had the handle on the lid, so I just painted it. Just about ANY kind of jar will do though. Just glue on a knob with e6000; and spray paint. You could ‘call it good’ at this point; but you know me! I can never leave well enough alone, and I had to embellish them!
These were a couple of old Miracle Whip jars that I had bought filled with rusty hinges; so it was kind of a two-fer!~ Just cleaned them up, took the labels. glued a knob to the lid. (let your e6000 cure at LEAST overnight before you spray paint!)
I added a strip of scrapbook paper, topped with some vintage dictionary pages, topped with some vintage pharmacy labels I bought on etsy. You CAN also print up your own labels. All kinds of free graphics sites out there to snag images from. My printer is just on the fritz, so I had to improvise!
Nice and neutral.
And fairly quick, easy and inexpensive labels to add. Who knows!?! Someone may LOVE the jar, but hate the label and want to remove it! ( I use tacky glue for the labels. A soak in warm water will loosen them up for easy removal)
I’ve taken them to Stars, and displayed these with my shelf full of crocks and brown ware.
You COULD paint the lids brown, or ANY other color you want really. I just went with basic black because it’s the least expensive spray paint!
Even though the lids are black, the neutral tones of the label ‘works’ just fine with the brown.
Two of the bigger half gallon jars that already had a handle on the lid. Just added some thin burlap ribbon and a BIG vintage repro skeleton key.
Candle jars with repro keys and muslin ties.
More candle jars with repro keys tied with tea stained muslin.
They mix together quite nicely.
A couple of still smaller thrifted jars that already had knobs, so I just had to paint the lids. Tied on some vintage keys with muslin.
Itty bitty one (sorry about the blur!) with the key GLUED on, and a strip of muslin tied around.
THERE’S a better picture of the itty bitty one! All of these jars are for sale in my booth at Stars.
And now I can’t find those kinds of candle jars anymore!!!
Displayed one of the jars under a cloche, just because I could!
I took in a LOT of cloches last trip too! Those coming up next!