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upcycling spaghetti jars


I have seen this idea on Pinterest and know there are a ton of tutorials out there so I will keep the chit chat to a minimum today.


I love nothing more than taking something doomed for the trash heap and turning it into something useful and pretty (I think).  It’s such a feeling of satisfaction.

This is such an easy project and takes all of one hour (50 minutes of that is from a cycle in the dishwasher).

To start, I grabbed an empty spaghetti jar, washed it then removed the label.  This is the hardest part of this project, as those &*%#$ labels are glued onto the jar with super-human adhesive.


See what I mean?  You will have some goo left on your jar so grab your Goo Gone, squeeze some on a paper towel and be amazed.  (I do not know what is in this stuff, nor do I really want to, but it’s the greatest invention!)


Five minutes later and I had a sparkly clean jar!


Next I spray painted the lid with black spray paint.


Then I drilled a hole in the center of the lid and inserted a small screw.



For the “handle” I used my son’s old dresser knobs and also gave them a quick squirt of black paint.  They came with his IKEA Hemnes dresser and I recently replaced them.


Now you simply attach the knob to the jar and you should have this


Now just put it all together and here you have your upcycled spaghetti jar


To fancy mine up a little I added some jute rope and a chalkboard label I purchased from Hobby Lobby.


(No, I didn’t spell coffee wrong, I’m married to a German!) :-)

I also attempted to create a mercury glass look on one jar using Looking Glass spray paint+black spray paint.  Tutorial coming soon!


I love how they turned out and especially love upcycling “trash.”


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