Repurposed Ideas Weekly #7

Welcome to Repurposed Ideas Weekly Blog Hop. Please join me to share your ideas about what you’ve repurposed this week.

I decided to paint some mason jars. I wanted to put something on my kitchen table that felt like fall. So I picked up a can of spray paint at the hardware store for $3.50, the total cost of this weeks project.

I had a number of mason jars that were no longer good for canning purposes. I chose four of them and cleaned and dried them. I took them outside and spray painted them. I hadn’t spray painted anything in a long time, so it took me a short time to get the hang of applying an even coat.

After the first coat dried, I decided I would like them better with a second coat. The entire project took about 30 minutes.  I let them dry overnight, and then placed them in my kitchen as flower vases.

My girls really liked them and we decided we would get another color of paint and make some jars for piggy banks or craft items such as crayons or beads.

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1. Publish a blog post about:

a tutorial or simply a photo of a repurposed, recycled, upcylced, or reused item. Examples may include:
■crafts using repurposed materials
■Garage Sale, thrift or antique store finds (let us know what you plan to do with them!)
■DIY or upcycling project
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■stuff you are selling made from repurposed materials
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Sincerely, Marlo

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18 Responses to Repurposed Ideas Weekly #7

  1. Nancy says:

    Is that purple? Or dark blue? Either way, I love this idea — I spray painted a plain pickle jar bright yellow, but I haven’t decided what to do with it yet. :)

  2. Jerry Cannon says:

    You never cease to amaze me. How pretty and I’ll just bet those flowers are all from your garden. What a neat center piece.

  3. Love this, I have added an old post to share.Thank you for your bloggy friendship and for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

  4. sorry I tried several times but it isn’t seeing the back link I posted :-(

  5. Debbie says:

    adorable!!! I love this idea… perfect for vintage jars with no lids or seals too… So fun… Just about any color would work!

  6. Laurie says:

    Easy and pretty ~ my kind of craft! :)

  7. I really love this idea! The colors you used are so perfect together. I love this so much I pinned it and hope to recreate myself sometime soon!

    I also added my link about how I repurposed an old chair into a side table. Your blog is great and I’m now a follower! I found you through the Clever Chicks blog hop :)

  8. Anne Kimball says:

    Hi Marla, I’m Anne form Life on the Funny Farm (, visiting from the blog hop. So nice to “meet” you!
    These mason jars look beautiful. Love the color you chose. I’ll be pinning this.
    Maybe you can stop over to say hi sometime. Have a great day!

  9. Hi Marla! Thanks for linking up at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop, what a fun and colorful use for canning jars!
    Hope to see you back again next week!

    The Chicken Chick

  10. Thanks for hosting : )

  11. Gretchen says:

    I love reusing jars – I’ve got a few filled with flowers at the moment. I just started a new link up hop and would love you to join:

  12. mjskit says:

    I repurpose things all of the time but I’ve never blogged about it. What a great thing to do! We just did a kitchen remodel and really struggled to repurpose as many things as possible. When cleaning out my old pantry I found about 12 dozen mason jars! I donated 4 dozen to the elementary school across the street for projects and kept the rest. I’m using some of them for my new pantry to store a variety of dry goods that I buy from the bulk aisle at the market. The rest I’ll keep for canning. I LOVE your idea to paint them and make flower vases! Might have to do that with couple of them. Thanks for the idea!

  13. These are awesome!! I love the bold color and how it makes the writing on the jar stand out. Definitely think I’ll give this a try. Thanks for a great idea!

  14. Just made my own and they came out great! Can’t wait to fill them with pretty flowers! Thanks again, Marlo.

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