From the Desk of Clearissa Coward’s Command Center via Divinely Organized
From Mason Jars to Oil Dispensers
This weekend I had a little time on my hands. Well, that’s not exactly true, I decided to forego cooking to do something fun.
Fun for me is organizing. Fun for me is crafting, Fun for me is DIYing. Fun for me is blogging. I like cooking and I’m actually good at it, but if I had my druthers…well. 🙂
Anyway, I had an issue that needed an immediate resolution and I decided to do a little DIY to solve my issue. Well, at least that’s what I told myself.
Recently, I have been adding more natural products to both my hair and skin care regimes. Don’t get me wrong, I am still a definite advocate for the Avon Anew Line and all things Avon, but I thought that since I am going natural with my hair…quite a journey in itself…I would try the natural oils. Recently I added coconut, olive and almond oils to my collection of organic oils to research and try. The issue is they all come in not so attractive plastic bottles and I didn’t like the look on my vanity so I decided to create mason jar dispensers for all three.
First I painted the three jars. All in a different Tuscan paint color. If you follow my blog, you know that although I love all types of styles and design, Tuscan is my favorite of all time. I chose a Tuscan gold, a Tuscan red/burgundy, and a Tuscan green for this project.
What I Did:
- first I painted the jars
- I used a chalk paint
- painted one coat and allowed to dry overnight
- painted a second coat and allowed to dry for approximately 5 hours
- sealed with poly matte
- sprayed the tops with a hammered paint. One in bronze and two in a subdued gold and allowed to dry
- sealed with poly matte
- once the tops were dry I added a hole for the pump
- added a small amount of E6000 glue around the top to hold the pump in place and to avoid leakage
- because I love the aged look, I sanded the jars in certain places to give them the worn look (everyone does not like this look and these jars are cute either way)
- added my oils
- printed the labels on my computer on regular paper
- attached the printed label to cardboard to make them sturdy using a craft bond
- trimmed the labels using my craft scissors
- attached the label to the jars using twine to add a bit of a rustic look
I love the look and I hope you do to. These jars can have a multitude of uses in the bath as soap or shampoo or conditioner dispensers, in the kitchen as dishwashing dispensers or any of your cooking oils and of course the way I am using them, on a vanity to dispense your different beauty and skincare products.
Although I am still perfecting my painting technique, I love these. It was very satisfying to finally dispose of the big clunky plastic bottles. If you like these but do not have the time or inclination to make your own, stay tuned because they will be featured once my storefront is launched and you can buy them from me because I love creating them. 🙂
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