Thursday, December 1, 2011

Easy Upcycled Sugar Jar

This is a pretty simple project...but sometimes those are the best kind. It's not elaborate or fancy but fills a need and looks cute doing it. PLUS I had everything I needed on-hand so it was a zero-cost craft. Love that!

A couple weeks ago my church ran out of sugar on Sunday morning for the table with coffee. Yikes! One cool thing about my church is that it's smaller and so every pitches in to make things happen. A call was put out on facebook to see if anyone could grab more sugar canisters (kind of like these:)
...which is what we'd been using. They are admittedly un-cute. Plus the store name dropped in the post where more of these was available to purchase wasn't anywhere near my house. But come Saturday night nobody else had stepped up to volunteer to bring sugar. I had plenty of sugar at home....just not in a canister or other cute container that can sit out on the table.

What I did have, however, is a collection of glass jars that I like to use for crafts or storing leftovers. I went to my glass jar stash and found this baby which use to house organic apple sauce from Trader Joe's:
Perfect! Now it just needed a label. I pulled up Microsoft word on my computer and found a font I liked called "constantia".
Leaving it up on the screen of my computer, I grabbed a sharpie and free handed the letters onto the glass. I could have printed it off, taped it inside the jar and traced it....but I didn't want to chance waking up my sleeping kiddo (the printer is about 10 feet from the door to his room). I think it turned out alright:

Easy peasy! The lid screws on tight for storage plus this will be easier to refill (and cost way less to refill) than the disposable canisters we were using before. Green, frugal, just doesn't get much better!

I'm sharing with these great parties. Come join the fun!
* Creative Juice Thursday at Momnivore's Dilemma * Hookin Up with HoH at House of Hepworths * Crafty Soiree at Yesterday on Tuesday * DIY Thrifty Thursday at Thrifty 101 * Lil' Luna Link Party at Lil' Luna * Show Off Your Stuff Party at Fireflies and Jellybeans * Show and Tell with Blue Cricket Design * Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage * Flaunt it Friday at Chic on a Shoestring  * Weekend Show Off Party at Ladybird Lane * Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest *

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