Easy DIY Distressed Jar Craft

Welcome back for this weeks Best DIY Thrift Gifts Ever!  Last week I made a Chalkboard Message Tray that was SO simple and SO fun that even my teens wanted to help.  Today’s Easy DIY Distressed Jar Craft project is such an easy project that I even cooked dinner while making it!

There are just too many creative ideas that roll around my head when I go to the Thrift Store…so I have try to stay super focused!  This is what came up this week and it’s not even what I had exactly in mind.  It turned out great though and again, one of my teens wanted to know when I bought this and said how cute it was.  Are you kidding?! Yippeee!

Ok on with the tutorial…

Easy DIY Distressed Jar Craft

Easy DIY Distressed Jar Craft


These are the supply’s that I used BUT I have included some links to some amazon products just in case you are totally not wanting to go to the thrift store!

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How to paint glass jars:

These are the 2 items I bought at the Thrift Store.  Total $3.00..I think the jar was brand new!

Easy DIY Distressed Jar Craft

Spray paint is the all time easiest way to paint glass jars. You can use any color flat paint or if you prefer, you can use spray on chalk paint. First I spray painted the candle stand and the rounded jar.

Easy DIY Distressed Jar Craft

Then I let dry.  This was quick drying spray paint, so I sprayed and went and cooked dinner.

How to distress glass jars:

Once dried, I used very fine sand paper and distressed both the stand and the jar.

Easy DIY Distressed Jar Craft

Then put it together and you’re done! 

Distressed Jar Craft Thrifty Gift

Honestly this project probably took a total of an hour.  That’s including paint drying time!

I have in mind to use for a bathroom and I’m putting Scented Epsom Salts inside the container. 

I’ll show you how to make Scented Epsom Salts (in a couple days), it’s sooo easy!  If you don’t want to make your own there are Scented Epsom Salts you can buy now.

Price Breakdown ~

  • Candle Stand ~ $1.49
  • Rounded Jar ~ $1.49
  • Spray Paint ~ I already had but it’s cheap..about $4.50 a can
  • Silver Spoon ~ $.50
  • Sand Paper ~ I already had, BUT it’s super cheap too!

Have a Blessed Day!   z


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  1. I just love this little short time project, at first git turned out great!

    And I am featuring your post on my Friday Features this week. Would love to have you stop by and link your other lovely posts.

    Have a great weekend! Karren

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