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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Upcycling: silver animal jars

I'm taking a break from all the holiday projects. I wanted to make something fun and whimsical and these definitely fit the bill - plus they can be used for decorating or organizing.


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Many of you may have seen the fantastic, colorful painted animal jars {photo above} that have made their way around the craft blogs and Pinterest. They’re from House to Home and have been featured many, many times. 


Like many of you, I fell in love with these adorable jars and decided to make my own grown up versions. I used smaller jars that were originally sample make up and lotions. The animals are the cheap plastic toy animals that can be found at local discount stores or dollar stores. I used a sheep, pig and cow from a farmyard set.  


For the pig and sheep, I used Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Metallic paint in Sterling.


The original lettering on my jars wouldn’t come off so I wrapped embroidery floss around the jars and painted the floss in the matching silver paint. Of course it would be easier if you have silver embroidery floss which I didn’t.


For the cow, I used Folk Art Enamels Glitter paint in Silver. 


I’m planning on using these jars to organize a few of my supplies like beads and paper clips. There’s something about these little animals that are just irresistible and they’ll be fun to look at everyday.


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18 comments:

  1. I love these Carolyn! Hope you had a fantastic holiday and can't wait to see what you have in store for 2012.

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  2. LOVE! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I like the different take on these! The original animal jars were cute but not my style. I think the silver really makes these fun though and makes them grown up enough to put them around the house! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Cool. I've had a lot of luck with nail-polish remover (Acetone) to remove printing from metal and glass.

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  5. I love the grown up version & wouldn't mind the kid version either =) Happy New Year Carolyn!

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  6. I love the silver Carolyn. It really glams it up. Wishing you all the best in the coming year.

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  7. Good grief! Adorable. Just adorable. Pinned, tweeted, stumbled, shared... shouted from the rooftops...

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  8. This is a GREAT idea!! I love these, and I think I'll definitely try it. BTW, I'm pinning it, too.

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  9. This is adorable!
    I will definately be making some of these!
    Lots of these!

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  10. Cute idea! Thanks for sharing:) Happy New Year!

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  11. geez, i love these so very much. i am definitely pinning and adding to my to-do list.

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  12. This is so darling, I love the silver! I featured these today, and you were also selected to be my blog of the week next week if you are interested!

    Carlee
    www.ladybirdln.com

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  13. wow these look soooooo goood great work

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  14. These look great in Silver! So Whimsical yet classy for your craft space. You must beam with pride every time you see them :) The Folk Art Glitter paint and Martha Stewart Silver look fabulous! Those are my favorite paints. I especially love how you painted the twine. Awesome project!

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  15. I like them in the sparkly silver color better than the inspiration. These are darling!

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