We are in the middle of a kitchen reno after moving and everything is getting a facelift, including my table box that my husband made me a few years ago. Now instead of beat-up painted jars that were catch-all jars, I have pretty painted jars that are storage for homeschool supplies.
Storage for Homeschool Supplies You’ll Love
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This was a simple up-cycle, reuse project. We have an eat-in kitchen and the dining room table is where we do the majority of our lessons. I have a warm, inviting pale pale yellow with white wainscot on the walls, with grey cupboards. I wanted to use more grey at the eat-in side of the kitchen and this was the perfect place to do it.
What I used:
What you need:
- hot glue gun
- hot glue gun sticks
- paint brush
- plastic flowers of you choice – I got mine from the Dollarama.
What I did to make these decorative storage jars:
I painted my jars outside because the day was perfect, nice and sunny warm, making the paint dry fast. Painting on glass, in my experience, is not easy. I did I quick coat over each of the four jars and let it dry. I did not paint the very top where I was going to be gluing the twine.
The next coat I cheated a bit on, I only painted down as far as I needed, to where the box would hide the rest. I just did a quick and let it dry until the next day.
Using my hot glue gun I wrapped and glued the twine around the top of the jar. My fingertips were sore by the time I finished all four jars.
Storage for Homeschool Supplies
I knew I wanted to use these jars to store our school supplies. Things like pencils, scissors, glue sticks, erasers, etc. But I didn’t want it to look ugly so I picked up fluffy, plastic flowers that would cover that covered the tops of the jars.
We cut them down to size so they fit perfectly in the jars. The pencils are holding one flower up, but that is because they are new and my kids haven’t had a chance to use them all yet. That flower will be sitting right in no time.