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.
You may recall when I made the folk art-inspired flag from paint sticks this summer. My folk art flag was beginning to fall apart and it had passed its phase of being useful…so I decided to repurpose it.
I started by taking the flag apart. See the paint? I didn’t bother taking the paint off since the sticks would be covered with burlap.
I laid it out in a star pattern and hot glued it together.
Then I began wrapping the star in wide burlap ribbon, taking the time to glue it at each pass. It took a long time and lots of ribbon, but when I finished, I had this:
I’m planning to hang it up and hang a wreath in the center of it. Isn’t it cute?