DIY projects don't have to take a ton of time to be great! This 5 minute DIY is a versatile piece. It can be used to display all kinds of things or used simply as a candy jar. Nothing wrong with candy at all especially if it's chocolate.
I put various things in the glass container after fixing it up a bit and took photos of my favorite displays.
Today is Thrift Store Decor Tour day and my thrifty friends have some awesome projects.....as always.
For those of you who are new to Petticoat Junktion, Thrift Store Decor Day is all about finding a thrifty buy at the thrift store, flea market, junk shop, wherever and giving it a new life.
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Let's go over my simple 5 minute DIY. I bought the glass jar for $1 at the thrift store. I could see using it as a cloche or a decorative container to show off collectibles.
To class it up a little I added a glass drawer pull from my stash to the cork top using clear Gorilla Glue. I chose the clear knob to keep the look neutral. If I used a red knob ( or any other color) it might not go with what I wanted to put in the jar.
I gave the glue about an hour to dry.
The project took 5 minutes if you count the time it took me to find the Gorilla Glue. Nice looking glass container for less than $2. The jar actually looks good without anything in it. I noticed in this photo I didn't get the lid on straight. It's a bit cockeyed.
First I filled the jar with some of my favorite chocolate candy.
Next I tried a cute little Easter display. That's the great thing about containers like this.....change the display with the seasons....or candy craving.
You guys have seen me display seashells in glass containers a bunch of times. This is a good one here where I scratched the ugly gold lettering off of the glass. Did you know you could do that?
And here's the cute little birdie on his nest. This might be my favorite display of the bunch.
For now I'm using the container as a candy jar. Around the first of March I'll take a couple of minutes and put the Easter display together.
You can find all kinds of glass containers at the thrift store. The succulent display above was made using thrift store glasses. You can find the detailed project info here.
Another easy project is to find like items such as a bunch of owl or rooster figurines and spray paint them the same color. Makes a great new look and display idea. See the owl project here.
Which display did you like the best? I'll bet it's the candy.
Time to see what my thrifty friends have for us today. Just click the links below the "before makeovers" photo collage......
How to Make a Cement Pot
Decoupage Sewing Drawer
Antique Kitchen Tools for Spring
Create A Natural Raw Wood Look
DIY Coffee Pot Terrarium
Retro Canisters for Vintage Kitchen Decor
Decorative Candy Jar
DIY Footed Tray
Tomorrow I have a painted furniture project to share. It's a beaut. As always, thanks for being here and have a great day, Kathy
Author: Kathy Owen (Petticoat Junktion)
Kathy is the founder of PetticoatJunktion.com, a home décor blog focused on repurposing and upcycling furniture, old hardware, rusty stuff, and thrifty finds into unique home décor. Kathy’s projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Read more about Kathy here.
uh, oh, Kathy. It was not the candy that made me love that little jar. It's the cute little bird sitting in his nest. Love it - could use it all spring and through the summer. You have the best ideas!
Yep, the bird is the best.
Endless possibilities is RIGHT! And of course, I'm craving mini peanut butter cups now...
Where would I fine the cork circles?
My favorite also Kathy is the little bird in the nest. So adorable! Then of course followed closely by the jar with the candy:) I like to clean out certain empty candle jars and reuse for something. They are too pretty to throw away.....
As much as I like candy, I like the little bird the best!
That knob just makes it! I see those jars at the thrift store all the time... so cute!
This is super cute, so many possibilities!
How cute! What a difference the little knob made. Well done, Kathy!
I actually love the Easter and the birdie!
I'm sure I would also love it with Easter candy in it because of the colors!
I liked all of the ways you decorated the glass jar, but I love the one with the bird. Thanks for sharing.
What a sweet little jar - my kind of quick craft!
Christy @ Our Southern Home
So super creative! Love adding the knob to the top to create a versatile piece!
Love the birdie one. So many possibilities!
As I scrolled down and saw the little bird in the first picture it just brought a smile and lightened my day.
Marietta R Walker