D.I.Y. *Treat Jar*
I’m backkkk! We had SO much fun in the Bahamas. Although, I almost didn’t know how to sleep without the extra 70 lbs of pure love and Cash lying across me. Like I said though, we were in the Bahamas so I got over it.
*Nassau, Bahama’s 2016 ft. my boyfriend Tyler, myself, my bestie, and her man. Such a fun trip!*
I’ve been rattling my brain all weekend for inspiration for this week’s post. Of course inspo hit the night before, but hey I ran with it! I’ve been wanting to jazz up my doggy treat jar that lives on my kitchen counter, but I wasn’t sure which direction I wanted to take it…
While unpacking I stumbled upon some prior craft scraps. I.e. Burlap that I used to decorate my 2015 Christmas tree (Garland- too main stream for me), and also a piece of 1×1 yd lace fabric that I bought from Walmart a while back- I used this to update my bedroom suit by spray painting the top with this fun lace design.
Long story short, inspo hit when I stumbled upon these old products!
All the products I used to update my jar are pictured above
*Products I already had*
*Products I bought*
All of these products are pretty basic and can be found pretty much anywhere, but I went ahead and linked the websites to where I found my specific products. Also, as you can see I didn’t spend much money on this project at all!
I made my burlap bow before I started anything else. It took me less than 5 minutes to make- thanks to the very first and very helpful YouTube link <– I found.
I covered my little chalk sticker in painters tape. As to not be effected by the spray paint. Obviously.
Set the fabric in place on the jar. This took some rigging and manipulation. It was difficult because 1. It’s hard to get anything completely smooth on a round/cylindrical surface. 2. I couldn’t find anything to hold the fabric in place while I sprayed. I ended up using an old phone charger (lol) to tie-up the fabric around the top of the jar- this actually worked out better than I could have expected.
*Disregard Cash being nosy*
Spray paint away! Since I had some of my left-over red chevron burlap, I decided to stick with the theme and RED would be my spray paint color of choice. But boy I wasn’t expecting to luck up so much as I did when I found this red spray paint infused with RED GLITTER in the Walmart paint aisle.
*Tossed in cart with no hesitation*
***Tip while spraying: Don’t hold your spray can right up to the object you’re painting. Hold the bottle a few inches back and let the paint simply mist over your object. This will prevent splotching and smudging paint under your fabric. ***
Let your jar dry for about 10-minutes before removing the lace fabric. Once you remove the fabric and your paint is dry > apply a thin layer of this Gloss Clear coat. This will prevent your paint from chipping or sticking to your counter tops. Let this top coat dry for another 10 minutes.
This is where I got a little crafty with my old scraps. Take your scrap piece of burlap (or your choice of fabric/ribbon) and glue it around the jars edge. Let glue dry for a minute or two.
Add your BOW! I’m SO pleased/surprised with how well mine turned out. I waited until the bow was glued on before I trimmed and cut out the two bottom pieces- to ensure ideal length.
It’s safe to remove your painters tape now.
Fill with TREATS and enjoy your work of art!
I was so proud of my spontaneous recreation- that I upgraded my treat jar placement from back corner of the kitchen counter > front and center of my kitchen island.
Alternatives: If you don’t dig the chalk window you can always try Thickers, or any generic “Treats” stencil.
I’ve always been partial to burlap, I love the rustic and neutrals about it. But if it’s not your thing you can always try any variation of fabric or ribbon.
I’m not at all as crafty as I may appear, but I’ll say it again, I’m so proud of my jazzed-up treat jar! It took all of 30 minutes out of my day and $10-$20 out of my account. I couldn’t help but share with you.