Tuesday, July 31, 2012

DIY Glitter Jars

I am pretty sure I couldn't live without Q-Tips. I know that sounds extreme, but it's true. I use them for everything - cleaning up messy manicures, fixing my eyeliner if it's not perfect, removing my eyeliner at the end of the day...you get the picture!

I recently bought a couple of cheap clear jars at the Christmas Tree Shop for my bathroom sink - one to keep Q-Tips in and one to keep cotton rounds in. I wanted the to be readily accessible but also wanted to keep my sink neat and organized. I have a tiny bathroom so I don't have much space to work with! I totally forgot to take a before picture of the jars, but they were just basic, clear jars that cost about $2 apiece.

I decided to jazz them up with some glitter, just like I did in my glitter wine glass project. They were just as simple to make and look much cuter in the bathroom than the clear jars did! You could do this project with any size jar for any use...they don't necessarily need to be little ones for the bathroom sink!

What you need...
What to do...
  1. Using a fat paint brush, coat the jars with a thin layer of Mod Podge.
  2. Sprinkle glitter on to each jar, one at a time, shaking off the excess onto a piece of cardstock and pouring it back into the container so you don't waste glitter or make a mess!
  3. Repeat these steps with the jar lids.
  4. Let the jars dry for about 30 minutes or so. 
  5. Go to a well ventilated area (trust me on this one!) Spray a thin, even coat of the Krylon clear spray on to each jar and lid. Take care not to spray too much or else the glitter will become wet and drip down the sides, which you definitely do not want!
  6. Let the jars dry overnight on your windowsill. If you have a cat like mine who likes to knock everything over, I suggest putting them on top of your fridge or a very high cabinet so they don't get ruined. :)
  7. Fill with Q-Tips, cotton rounds or anything else you desire!
my bathroom looks like ithasn't been updated since the 1960s (don't you just love
the subway tile??), but I try to keep it looking cute, neat and as clean as possible.

now I need a cuter toothbrush holder to match the awesome jars!!


  1. wow they are cute :))
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  2. This is a really cool idea! I might try it myself! Nice blog, wanna follow eachother? :)


  3. These are cute!!!!! Love this idea, might have to try this but with blue/mint for my bathroom redo :)

  4. They are so pretty! Love the colors :) xo akiko
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  5. These are too cute. I might do this for my work desk pen holder!

  6. Amy, your glitter jars are so cute! You did a great job. Thank you so much for sharing.

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