Pickle Jars Made Beautiful

Pickle Jars

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Pickle Jars Made Beautiful

Never throw away an empty jar again! I had a few empty jars laying around so I decided to do something crafty with them. In this article, I will show you how to turn pickle jars into works of art.

Pickle Jars

What you will need:

Empty jars

Craft Paint (I used Chalk Paint)

Napkin (I have several sources for napkins)

Decoupage Glue (I used Mod Podge Matte)

Sponge Brushes

Rubbing Alcohol

Clean rag or paper towel

Matte Varnish

Pickle Jars



Begin applying the decoupage glue from the center of the napkin moving toward the edges (apply enough to secure the pic without saturating)

Allow to dry thoroughly

Apply a thin coat of decoupage glue

Allow to dry thoroughly (around 30 minutes)

Once dry, apply a second coat of decoupage glue

Allow to dry thoroughly

Apply a thin coat of matte varnish

Allow to dry thoroughly (may take up to 3 hours)

Apply a second coat of matte varnish

I like to add little additions like jute, colored jute, ribbon, other craft jewelry to enhance the project
Pickle Jars

Picke Jars Pickle JarsThese little beauties would make great gifts for teachers, can be used in bathrooms, in the kitchen to hold utensils, on makeup tables to hold makeup brushes or just as decoration. There are so many uses for these jars. If you keep and paint the tops, you can fill them with goodies and give as gifts. I also think these jars filled with jelly beans for Easter or filled with makeup for the diva in your life is also a creative idea. 

If you would like to shop this project see below.


Paint Brushes

Liquid Varnish

Rubbing Alcohol


Napkins  (these are just a suggestion, there are many to choose from)

Napkins (another choice)

If you are interested in purchasing, these items will be up in my craft boutique tomorrow. 

If you would like to see a video tutorial, let me know in the comments and I will put one together for you. I hope you have enjoyed this little upcycle project. it just goes to show that almost anything can be upcycled or recycled. Do you agree?

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About Clearissa Coward

I am a lifestyle blogger with an emphasis on organization and redesign. I am professional and personal organization consultant with a flare for design on a dime. There are times however, when I delve into the realm of love, life, family, friendships, feelings, fantasy and the reality of life. My website is a conglomerate which includes, Divinely Organized - Professional & Personal Organization & Redesign, Customized Virtual Business Solutions (CVBS) - a full service virtual assistant business, and Clearissa's Avon Boutique - a 24/7 shop till you drop skin care/glam site where the focus is on looking and feeling good. I also often metamorphosis into My Soulful Life where feelings and not facts are at the forefront. Although there are several tendrils to my business, they are all centered around living an uncluttered, successful and feel good life. I am blogging about my passions. Join me on my journey.


Pickle Jars Made Beautiful — 23 Comments

  1. This looks like such a fun project! I’ve painted my glass jars before, but never tried this…going on the list for spring/summer!

  2. I love these! Did you paint the jars with the chalk paint before you applied the decoupage and napkins?

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  5. Hi Lynda,

    I did not make a video of the process but I did write a how-to blog. Here is the link to the blog post. When I upcycle more jars, I will video the process. I hope the link helps. It is step by step.

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