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DIY Projects for Earth Month - Jar Upgrade

Posted by Jessica Schoner on Apr 2, 2018 2:26:56 PM

DIY Project for Earth Month - Jar Project

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
  • Paintbrush

Materials - jar project

Materials - DIY Jar Project

Make it!

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…

  1. 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!)Step 1
  2. 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.Step 2
  3. Using your tacky glue, adhere your figurine to the middle of the top of your jar lid. Allow to fully dry.Step 3
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  4. 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!


Topics: Earth Month, Living Amazing, easy DIY projects

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