Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Glass Jar Storage DIY

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Just an easy little DIY I've done to make my OCD organisation a bit more photogenic. Lets be honest, you can pretty much tie a bow on anything and it will look cute, so why stop at plaited pig tails?

Once I had cleaned all the peanut butter and honey out of the jars, I left them to soak for a few hours in hot soapy water to make it easier to pull the labels away. I can't seem to get the knack of taking labels off the jars as they always seem to leave a sticky residue no matter how much I scrub them.

When you've done this, you can decorate them anyway you like! If you haven't got any pretty ribbon to hand, then try cutting those hanger bits out of tops and dresses? You know those ties noone uses but insist on sticking out of your top whenever you wear it?

Let me know if you give this a try - tweet me a pic or something!

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23 comments

  1. This is so cute! I love the idea of it, and it means you're no having to pay lads on money buying storage pots for shops too!
    Eleanor x

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    1. exactly i found some cute make-up pots and was like .. urm i can make them myself! ox

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  2. I'm so redoing my make up stuff right now and this is such a cute idea! I might even paint the insides of the jars different colors to go with my room. Great post!

    xo,
    Brittany
    derae.net

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    1. aw yay that's a good idea, thank you :) x

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  3. Oh what a cute idea, definitely have to try this! xx

    http://gisforgingers.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Definitely doing this when I move into my room at uni!
    tie-dye-eyes

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  5. Ahhh such a great and simple idea!x

    vanityrail.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. This is such a great idea! Might have to try something similar myself :)
    Kaz x

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  7. Such a cute idea!
    Trying to use up all the jam at the moment so I the jar for my brushes...feels like its taking for ever!

    TazandBear

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  8. Oh this is such a lovely idea.. I have some old jars lying about.. I now have to find things to put in them! haha. xx

    The Little's.

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  9. this is a really good idea! I keep cotton buds in a glass salt shaker (£1 for the set from asda smart price) and ive got some jars so i might try this too x

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  10. This is such a lovely idea especially with the ribbons. I have the RT brushes too x

    http://whatisinherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. This is such a sweet idea! I also use little plates to store my make up and things in :)
    Anna xx

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  12. This is so cute! I love that you tied ribbon around each jar, gives it a sweeter and more girly touch :)

    - Jess
    The Mod Mermaid

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  13. Such a lovely idea xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. This is such a simple idea but it looks so cute!

    Tara
    The Style Rawr!
    xoxo

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  15. Really cute jars!

    Xenia
    xox

    xensimagination.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. that is so cute- and such an easy idea! love it! x

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  17. This is so cute and so do-able! Another alternative material is colorful washi tapes! :D

    Kisty / The Style Mermaid
    http://kisty.net

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  18. love this idea! you could use it to put pennies in too (:

    Remia x
    http://stylesunday.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. Great idea Sophie! I've just done exactly the same with a peanut butter jar, but I hadn't thought of tying ribbon around it! I've seen people swirl paint on the inside too which alwasy looks really pretty :)
    I had the same problem with the sticky stuff - I found WD40 fetches it off really easy with a peice of kitchen towel (just give them a good wash!)

    Jenni x

    Bows Bangles & Bakes

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  20. I'm thinking of doing something like this soon, it's such a good idea I saw something similar somewhere else... defo inspired :)

    Stacey xxx

    http://prettydelicatelayers.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. Need to seriously do this- my brushes are impossible to manage!

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