By Jessica Schoner - Interactive Media Coordinator, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin & Metropolitan Chicago
Jars-a-plenty can be found at each Goodwill Store & Donation Center. From mason jars, to canning jars and everything in between, there’s a size or jar for all your needs. I wanted to give some jars a fun upgrade to use in my son’s nursery. See for yourself:
- Jars with lids (from Goodwill)
- Small animal figurines (another Goodwill score!)
- Acrylic paint in white and another color of your choosing
- Tacky glue
Let me start out by saying how super simple this project is. A definite Pinterest-inspired win in my book! Now let’s get started…
- Start by painting your lids and your small animal figurines in white acrylic paint. This will give it a nice base coat so that your second color really pops. Allow to dry. (Side note: if you cannot locate animal figurines, plastic cars or even fun shapes would also work!)
- Paint your pieces again, but with the secondary color of your choosing. I went with a color that would match my son’s nursery. Allow to dry. Paint a second coat for good measure, and allow to dry overnight.
- Using your tacky glue, adhere your figurine to the middle of the top of your jar lid. Allow to fully dry.
- I keep my homemade diaper cream and essential oils in my jars, but you could use them for any small items that you need to have on-hand in a jiffy. I just love how these turned out!