Friday, February 10, 2017

Homespun Things...Crystal topped jars....

 
These pretty crystal topped jars, are so lovely, that you'll find them addictive. I have them everywhere in my home, and no matter what's in them, it's more of a joy to use, when the jar is so gorgeous.
 
Collect your jars, clean them and remove the labels. I just soak them in hot soapy water, peel the labels off, and remove the sticky label residue with Nail Polish Remover. Then I wash them again.
 
Use a Phillips head screwdriver and a hammer, to punch a hole dead centre of each jar lid, then paint them with a couple of coats of your favourite colour. Mine is Dulux Pearl.

 
Allow the paint to dry, then screw the knobs in from underneath the jar lid, with the screw provided. It will be a little long, so you can cut it to fit if you have an electric saw (be careful!) or just leave them long. It means the knobs sit loose, but it doesn't affect the way they look. The knob just moves when you use them.
 
 
Fill your jars with nuts, seeds, dried fruit, snacks, cotton balls and buds....whatever.
 
A gorgeous presentation for home made confectionery too!
 
Enjoy!

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10 comments:

  1. How pretty! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  2. So pretty, and nice for gifts, too! Would a little epoxy help with the wobble of loose knobs?
    Blessings, Leigh

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    1. Hubby said the same Leigh! I daresay that's a grand idea! Mimi xxx

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  3. Mimi!!!! Those are beautiful!! I have green glass knobs in my main bath and the addition of those would be so charming. I've always loved glass knobs. When my MIL sold their first home (lived in for 62 yrs.!!), I asked her if I could have the glass door knobs. There were 4. Lemme tell you, those things are a weapon!!! They are heavy duty....and so pretty. I was thrilled that she gave them to me, and that none of her 9 children asked for them!!!

    Thanks for the idea! I might make one for my friend's birthday this month.

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    1. I've always loved them too Debby. I just couldn't figure out how to have them when my husband had gone to all the expense of matching brass knobs throughout the house! This works for me. As for the doorknobs from your mother-in-law...well lucky you! So long as you don't use them as a weapon ;-) Mimi xxx

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  4. They are gorgeous Mimi. Thanks for the
    idea. xo

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    1. Thanks Thel. Lovely to see you! Mimi xxx

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  5. What a fun idea! These would be great when presenting food gifts too.

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    1. Thanks Stacey. Yes, you're right there! Mimi xxx

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