Looking for a solution for all those empty plastic containers? Upcycle plastic jars into stylish storage containers! A simple DIY craft tutorial idea.
Hi there! I am Sara from Twelve On Main, and I am so very excited to be a new contributor here! I am a big fan of DIY projects, anything home décor, and I am all about farmhouse style. Today I am excited to feature a fun and super easy project.
I know we have all felt guilty of all those plastic containers we are constantly tossing in the trash. I am always trying to find another alternative or purpose for them.
Being slightly obsessed with farmhouse style accessories, I knew there had to be a way to upcycle plastic jars into stylish containers. With this container, I decided to try to make a galvanized finish. It was easy and inexpensive.
One little word: this may seem like a lot of stuff for one little container, but I have used all these supplies on a large handful of projects and still have plenty left to use for others. It is well worth investing a few bucks for them. Imagine how many things you could make!
Here are the items I used:
- Empty plastic container
- Black Spray Paint
- Mirror Finish Spray Paint
- Plaid Rust Finish
- Masking Tape and chalkboard paint / or / chalkboard sticker labels
I started off with my container, took the label off and then gave it a good cleaning. The Doterra Lemon Oil works like a charm to get the sticky stuff off.
Once it was dry, I set it upside down on some newspaper and set the lid down next to it. I gave both pieces a light coat of black spray paint.
Once that was dry, I started lightly spraying the mirror finish over the top of the black. This technique can allow little bits of black to show through.
While it was still wet, I took a paper towel and lightly blotted the silver paint. It gave it a sort of mottled effect that we see on galvanized metal.
Once that was all dry, I got out my faux rust paint. This stuff is so fun to use. Lightly blot the base color with a paper towel and randomly apply on a few specific spots. I then applied the second(red) coat on the top of the brown very lightly since I didn’t want it to be too strong.
The last thing I needed to do was to create a label. You can simply stick on a chalkboard sticker label, or if you are like me, just use a little masking tape to create the chalkboard shape and then paint it with chalkboard paint.
I decided to use this container to store my dogs treats. You know, they always come in ugly bags. This way I can keep them accessible and stylish. Plus, I love my pup so much, he deserves to have a few cute things.
Do you have some plastic containers lying around? Why not put them to good use and create something stylish! Are you ready to upcycle plastic jars into stylish storage containers?
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