These DIY Bathroom Storage Jars are a great recycling project that will help with all that bathroom clutter and will look cute too.
Hi everyone – it’s Lori from Greco Design Company. I created these storage jars from glass food jars that I was recycling. They’re the perfect size for holding small bathroom items such as cotton balls, Q-tips, hair accessories, and all those items that can clutter up your counters.
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Create Storage Jars for More Bathroom Space
I redesigned my kids’ bathroom recently and realized they needed some more storage containers to keep the counters a little more clutter free. These jars have been very useful and I didn’t have to spend a lot to make them!
How to Make DIY Bathroom Storage Jars
Spend just a few hours making these upcycled bathroom storage jars. You’ll be amazed at how beautiful your bathroom will look.
- recycled glass food jars (I found that salsa, tomato sauce and pickle jars are the perfect sizes)
- drawer pulls with screws (you can find these at any home supply store)
- metallic spray paint
- plastic bottle cap (caps from soda bottles and water bottles work well)
- drill and screwdriver
1. Clean used glass jars
First, remove the labels from the glass jars and clean them thoroughly with warm soapy water and vinegar to remove any odor. If the labels don’t come off easily, use a small amount of Goo-Gone to help.
2. Spray Paint the lids
Next, spray paint the lids in your desired color. I chose a metallic silver. They usually require a few coats.
3. Attach the knobs
After the lids have dried, you’ll need to attach the knobs.
4. Drill a hole into the lid
Drill a hole through the center of the metal lid. You will need an electric drill for this.
5. Drill a hole in the plastic cap
Then drill a hole in the middle of the plastic cap. These caps help to hold the screw in place for the knob.
6. Screw the knob into the lid
Now put everything together. Insert the screw through the plastic bottle cap and then through the bottom of the lid. Then with the screwdriver, screw in the knob on top of the lid. Ensure a tight fit.
7. Fill Your jars
Finally, just finish off the project by filling up your jars.
I like the different sizes paired together with the same knobs.
They add to the rustic look of my kids’ bathroom makeover. I hope you enjoyed this post and have fun creating your own storage jars!
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Originally published March 2017. Updated March 2019.