Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Two Simple Steps to Adorable

by Judy

YES, we're all busy this time of year, and NO, no one wants a complicated project to add to the already long list of things to do, but this is such an EASY, PEASY project and will look so cute in your home, or will make the perfect gift for someone on your list, I just have to share!


1. acrylic paint (I just used leftover paint from various home improvement projects)
2. foam brushe(s)
3. mason jars with lids, OR glass food jars (think jelly jars, salsa jars, pickle jars, etc.)
4. drill and bit
5. knobs with metal screw bases


1.  Paint jar lids (both pieces), applying 2-3 light coats. 

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

TA-DAH!!  Can you stand it?!?!  I know, right?

As you can see, I painted mine in softer, muted shades, but they would look so whimsical in bright colors, with the knobs contrasting with the lid colors.

Use these in your kitchen, bath, make-up vanity, or craft room, OR fill them up and gift them! If you don't want to take on a project right now, this is an easy project you can do during the long, cold winter.  

(Side note - to all of you still life photographers - I bow to you! I am announcing here and now, I am not a still life photographer!   These were difficult subjects to photograph.  The reflective glass and low light (because I go to work in the dark and come home in the dark I couldn't photograph these outdoors like I wanted to) made this photo shoot tricky.  My colors are off - but I hope you get the idea of just how cute these are!  Imagine glass knobs, or more decorative metal knobs!  I could go on and on.....)   


Sandra said...

What a lovely idea, thank you for sharing it! That top photo with reflections and bokeh is just lovely!

Focusing on Life said...

So funny , your comments about the ohotos because as I was reading alomg I was thinking how artistically you photographed an everyday object. I think you ARE a still life photographer!
Such a quick, cute project!

kelly said...

OH for cute!! These are so adorable. My brain is spinning with lots of ideas! :)

terriporter said...

Soooo cute! Love this idea and, like Kelly, my brain is spinning with all the possibilities! And the sparkle and bokeh in your first shot are gorgeous so your still life skills are better than you think. So I am now adding to my list of to dos to go looking for jars and knobs! Can't wait to try this.

Carol said...

oops! The FOL comment was ME!

Cathy H. said...

These are so cute and so easy! I think you've done a wonderful job of photographing them!!

Dotti said...

The beauty of these is in the simplicity! Even I can do this. And I can already envision all kinds of whimsical lids and knobs. And, as others have said - don't underestimate your still life abilities!

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