Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Upcycling: Make Up Jars with Marble Knobs

Marble Jar Knobs via homework - carolynshomework (9)

I have such an easy project for you today but I loved how these turned out. Use upcycled or recycled containers and add a marble knob.
Marble Jar Knobs via homework - carolynshomework (2)I’ve been on a cleaning, cleaning, cleaning binge lately. As I was going through boxes of craft supplies and saved recyclables, I realized I had several of these make jars. They’re the containers that my loose powder comes in. I use MAC powder and love these little containers so I save them for storing little bits and pieces.

Marble Jar Knobs via homework - carolynshomework (7)I’ve also been cleaning out toys.I mean, my son is now in college and I keep coming across forgotten toys in closets and boxes. These marbles are too pretty to get rid of so I combined the two.

Marble Jar Knobs via homework - carolynshomework (8)Or course, if you want to stack these little containers you could just use them as-is with no knob. But I think the little marble know makes them fun and interesting.

Marble Jar Knobs via homework - carolynshomework (1)Marbles are really fascinating. As I was looking through the bag of marbles, it was hard to choose which ones to use. Each one is slightly different. I’d love to learn how they’re made.

Marble Jar Knobs via homework - carolynshomework (5)In the meantime, I have some fun new storage containers for beads, sequins and other odds and ends. Now off to finish cleaning!

Thanks so much for stopping by.


  1. They look so pretty! I'm sharing this on my Fri Faves today. Thanks for adding it to the Bloggertunities share thread.

  2. I have always loved the look of marbles. This is a great way to use them and in a practical way. Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. All kinds of super clever, Carolyn! Thanks for sharing at the party. xo

  4. What a lovely way to reuse items!!

    I would love to have you hop over and join the fun at Inspire Us Tuesday! (


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