Repurposed Pickle Jar
What You'll Need
Spray paint -- one color or two, your choice. You may also want some white spray paint or primer.
Pickle Jar. I soaked mine in hot water and dish detergent for about 10 minutes and the label slipped right off. Then I ran it through the dishwasher so that it didn't smell like pickles anymore.
Adhesive--I use epoxy, but you can use super glue or hot glue too.
Optional: Candlestick holder
What You'll Do
1. Go to a well-ventilated area to paint the lid and the drawer knob. At first I went without white or primer, but the dark color was showing through the red. So I sprayed the knob white and then used the red again and it was perfect. I also painted the candlestick holder because originally I had intended to use it as a pedestal, but then I changed my mind.
2. Bring your pieces inside and, using your glue, attach the drawer knob to the lid. The good thing about pickle jar is that they have the pop lid, so it's easy to eyeball the center. If you're going to use the candlestick holder, attach it at this point as well.
3. Fill that sucker up and throw it on a shelf! Mine is holding buttons because I'm obsessed with the idea of a button jar.
There are tons of possibilities for this project. At first mine was going to be a candy jar, but the different colors was more distracting than I wanted, so it's a button jar. I see myself making a ton more for glue sticks and googly eyes and maybe even non-crafting odds and ends. And I may make some for Christmas gifts by spraying the lid, knob, and candlestick the same color (probably a bronze) and filling it with candy.