Reduce, reuse, UPcycle: how to create beautiful new things you’ll love to use from the things you already have

I have a kid who loves pickles. I cannot keep pickles in the house.

As I’m sure you can imagine, I regularly have these.

They’re remarkably easy to reuse and upcycle. Just soak them in hot water and remove the label. If a sticky residue remains, use a little Goo Gone or some acetone (but be sure to use either of these in a well-ventilated area due to the harsh fumes).

Then, remove the lids and use your choice of spray paint to give them a nice coat of paint. I chose a metallic silver and I had to do three coats to cover the Mt Olive green.

Then, I let them dry.

These are pretty cute all on their own, but they needed a little something more. I added a crystal cabinet pull knob to the top. You can glue them, but they work so much better when you drill a little hole in the lid and screw them on.

And then you end up with this adorable little canister. You can fill them with candy for a cute little candy dish, use them in the bathroom to hold cotton balls and q-tips, or just display them. It’s really up to you.

Have a wonderful week!

2 thoughts on “Reduce, reuse, UPcycle: how to create beautiful new things you’ll love to use from the things you already have

  1. Love it! I’m a huge DIY’er and love upcyling old candle jars to make new candles in them. I also have a collection of upcycled glass jars to place my houseplant cuttings in. There’s so much you can do with them! 🙂

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