Well, my hubby bought a big bin of pretzels the other day and we ate them in about 15 minutes, so the empty jar has been sitting on the sink waiting to go into recycling......
....when I suddenly thought....I could put cookies in there....AND if I wrap it in scrapbook paper and mod podge it could be bea-U-tiful!
First....I wanted to spray it because I couldn't figure out how to do the lid with scrapbook paper...so I got out the primer.
And then if I would have had enough Rustoleum Canyon Black, I would have used it, but I only had ORB....
I grabbed my scrapbook paper....it's gorgeous and from The Paper Place. They have an amazing selection! (And Hobby Lobby is like 45 minutes AWAY!! I've never even been there....sigh....)
After trimming it to fit, I started to Mod Podge...
Since the bin got more narrow at the bottom, I did cut some slits so that the paper would overlap at the bottom....otherwise it would have been terribly wrinkled.
I added a sheer ribbon....I may add something else here, but all that I had on-hand was sheer black ribbon.
I then wanted a cute "something" on the lid when I remembered that I picked up extra knobs for a recycled dresser that I had. I got the knobs for like $0.10 at the Habitat Restore.
I sprayed it with ORB (Ugh!....look at my spraypaint speckled fingers....)
My Christmas cookie jar!!! Total cost: About $1.10!!!!
Brainstorm: I was just making chex party mix for Thanksgiving.....wouldn't this make a wonderful hostess gift to take homemade goodies in????
Health note----be sure to only get spraypaint on the OUTside of the can!! (Just thought that I'd better add that....LOL)