Yep, you read that right.
We're going to make a vintage jar. Or canister if you prefer.
You may be thinking - "But if we're making it now, then wouldn't that make it a new jar, Pam? Or have you invented time travel?"
We can't be bothered by technicalities, now can we!
You need to run, not walk, to Dollar General and grab one of their fall window clings.
They're the things that normal people would put on their windows to glam them up for fall. But we're not normal here.
And when I say "grab" I mean walk it up to the cash register and pay for it. Not "grab" as in grab it and run out the door. Just so we're clear here.
Don't they look vintage-ish though. As soon as I saw them, I knew what I was going to do with them.
After Dollar General, stop by Walmart or Hobby Lobby and get yourself a cracker jar (square glass jar with silver lid). I used the 1 gallon size.
And apply one of the clings to the outside of it. You can spray paint the silver lid a fun color if you wish.
And. You. Are. Done.
You have now magically gone back in time and made a vintage jar/canister.
And better yet, it's not permanent, you just pull the sucker off when fall is over! I'll keep you posted if I run across any cute ones for Christmas.
If that's not a quick fall craft, I don't know what is!
Brilliant!! I think that I may be able to do this one on my own and not have to enlist Brian to do it for me 🙂
Musings from Kim K.
Loving this idea and wouldn't it be fun to find some nifty vintage-inspired Christmas clings to do this same craft at Christmas. I'm definitely keeping my eyes open.
Now that's cute!!! And very clever!
Curtains in My Tree
I have had several of those old jars from years gone by and I think my youngest daughter has them now . I am sure that is exactly how they were made back in the 1950's with the old decals on them
Pam, this is brilliant! I am going to see if I can find some of these clings. I have the jars and I love how you can change it for the seasons, etc. Thanks for sharing this super idea.
CUTE!!! Yep, I've got a ton of these jars & will have to grab me some purdy window clings to use on 'em! Definitely need some super cute Christmas ones!
How clever is that. And easy to do. LOVE it.
Great idea. I always save jars. I think this is so adorable. Catherine
Anne's Attic - Design
What a fun idea! Thanx, Jo
Mary @ Neat and Tidy
Too darn cute!
So cute! Another good use for the clings besides the window.