DIY & Crafts, Projects

A Herd of Jars

September 30, 2013

Who doesn’t love spray paint? It’s fantastic! I own just about every color Lowe’s carries (and three of the shiny gold … since I’m obsessed with it). This week, I actually have a project Steph did earlier this year and was posted on our blog (take 1). Since I just absolutely LOVED the project, I thought it was worth posting again. Also, since we just got back from Vegas hours ago (fantastic trip, by the way), this is great timing, as I did not get one actual project done this weekend. Vegas doesn’t leave much time for crafting. This ‘herd of jars’ is a 4 step, super easy project that will be cute to display AND help with some organizing (which I can always use)!

Fast forward…here’s the finished product:

Herd of Jars

Herd of Jars

Fun jars for organizing crafty stuff!

Here’s the brief how-to:

You’ll need:

  • empty glass jars of varying sizes
  • hard plastic animals (I bought a ‘tube’ of animals at Target for like $2)
  • hot glue gun
  • Several colors of spray paint
a couple jars before

a couple jars before

Animals before

Animals before



  1. Remove all labels from glass jars and wash
  2. Remove lids, set aside glass jar. With hot glue gun, glue animal feet to the tops of the lids. Let dry.
  3. Prime, then spray paint entire lid + animal combo (we choose four colors: hot pink, lime green, turquoise, and orange). One can of spray paint was paint + primer, so it saved us a step!
  4. Let dry and fill!

Now we have storage that doubles as CUTE decor, too. Crayons, markers and glue sticks have a new home:

Pink & Lime

Pink & Lime


Skinny markers and homemade heart crayons:



I love, love, love how these turned out! This week’s theme from ‘GET YOUR DIY ON’ link party just happens to be spray paint projects. Check out more fun ideas with spray paint here:

Just a Girl and Her Blog

Confessions of a Serial DIYer

House by Hoff

(also check out her features from last week. Recognize any projects?)

The Hankful House

The Happy Housie

Also linking up here:

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  • Reply Lisa {grey luster girl} September 30, 2013 at 2:34 am

    These jars make me smile!

    • Reply Katie September 30, 2013 at 1:23 pm

      Thanks, Lisa!

  • Reply April Hoff October 2, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    These spray painted animal jars are just toooooo cute! Thanks for linking up at the “Get Your DIY On” link up! I’m featuring you as one of my picks on Sunday! Be sure to bring one of your spray paint projects! – April

    • Reply Katie October 3, 2013 at 2:03 am

      Hi April,
      Thanks so much!! So excited to be featured! I will check it out, and also link up a new project! Have a great rest of the week!

  • Reply Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog October 4, 2013 at 1:19 am

    This is so awesome! I never would have thought to put the animals on the jars, but I love it. And my boys would totally get a kick out of it too! Thanks so much for sharing this at Get Your DIY On! I hope to see you on Sunday to link up your chalkboard projects! Have a wonderful week!

    ~Abby =)

    • Reply Katie October 4, 2013 at 1:52 am

      Thanks, Abby! I will definitely link up Sunday! Thanks again for hosting!

  • Reply Give Me the Goods Features #28 October 6, 2013 at 10:03 am

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  • Reply Courtney @ Crafts by Courtney January 9, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    This idea has been on my to-do list for awhile now. I have a pack of dinosaurs I’ve been saving to use.

    Once all the holidays are over this will be a project for the summer!!

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