From Blah to Awe, upcycled plastic canister

Welcome to the monthly Creative Craft Hop

hosted this month by Donna from Modern on Monticello

while Sara takes a short break

Thank you Donna!

Welcome friends, readers and visitors from Patina & Paint!

Today is all about taking a grocery store plastic canister

from blah to Awe!

All it takes is paper, Mod Podge and paint!

I found some photos of flowers and patterns I liked online,

photographed them and printed them out to use

for decoupaging a plastic snack container~

a great way to make your own papers for crafting!

I also had some patterned tissue and a MacKenzie-Childs calendar…

The calendar won out, and the sturdy paper was big enough

to wrap the canister on all sides

Just one seam on the back…

I painted the clear plastic around the top and bottom of the canister

with acrylic glossy craft paint

I cut a circle of paper to fit on the lid

I secured it in place with Mod Podge

I painted checks around the rim,

in the MacKenzie-Childs signature check style,

blending several colors with white

I added yellow dots to the painted areas on the canister

For easy and perfect dots, dip the handle end of a brush into paint

then place it on the spot where you want a dot

You can vary the size of the dots by using different size brush handles

I added dots in between the checks on the lid too

I absolutely love it!

No one would ever guess it was a plastic snack jar

from the grocery store!

I keep jars for “help yourself snacks” on a counter

in the family room…

Now I need to get busy and “glam up” the other jars!

Next up on the hop is My Thrift Store Addiction

Please visit all my crafty friends creations on the links below!

Blue Sky at Home Easy Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts

Life as A Leo Wife Round Wood Door Hanger w/ Free SVG!

Decorate and More with Tip Dollar Tree Wooden Link Chain

Apple Street Cottage Homemade Lavender Soap

Purple Hues and Me Handwoven Wood Veneer Candleholder

Modern on Monticello DIY Fabric Scrap Wreath

Patina and Paint Easiest and Cheapest Cake Stand

The Painted Apron Upcycled Plastic Canister

My Thrift Store Addiction DIY Fabric Lined Piano Bench

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado/  Love Your Creativity 

 What’s for Dinner/ Between Naps on the Porch 

All About Home/ Common GroundFollow the Yellow Brick Home

  Oh My Heartsie Girl / Turn About Tuesday 

  Centerpiece Wednesday / Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

 Full Plate Thursday/ Creatively Crafty/ Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade/ Friday with Friends / Share the Wealth

54 Responses to “From Blah to Awe, upcycled plastic canister”
  1. Mary says:

    Super cute Jenna! I love your MKC calendar repurposed for your jar and your decoupage and paint treatment of the lid! ♥

  2. Tammy says:

    So cute! I love this. Now I’m looking around my house for anything that I can decoupage and paint on. However, your use of color and eye for design puts this project over the top. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Rita C. says:


  4. Jenna, this is a really cute project. I love your use of the MKC calendar. I can see this as a wonderful project for my girls. They love crafting, just like their Mom.

    Have a wonderful Thursday!

  5. Ann says:

    Fabulous makeover! I love the colors and the details you added to the canister. Beautiful!

  6. Can I come to your house for a play date Jenna?

  7. Jenna I just love how this turned out, so pretty and bright colors to play with. Love it. Thanks for sharing your creation with us.

  8. Cecilia says:

    Wow, Jenna–what a transformation! I love the colors and MC style! Pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  9. Gail Griffin says:

    Jenna, you are one creative lady! Your upcycled container is so fabulous! I always look forward to seeing what MC inspired creation you come up with – and this one is quite amazing!

    • Thank you so much Gail, this was a fun and easy project! I always love seeing what you’re up to also, you really have the gift for making something fantastic out of the unexpected!

  10. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, your MKC jar turned out beautiful! What a pretty item to set out on the kitchen counter with treats inside. It would also make a perfect gift with goodies tucked inside. Thanks so much for sharing. Enjoy your day!

    • Hi Shannon, thanks so much, I really love the way it turned out, now I want to do some more! What a great idea to make them for gifts, thank you, I need to remember that!

  11. Cute project!!

  12. lghiggins says:

    I used to think I was so clever dressing up plastic containers for my classroom with decorative contact paper years ago. This brings it to a whole new level. So creative!

  13. Wow!!! This jar is incredible! Such a fantastic project! Love!!

  14. I enjoy project that finds a way to recycle something. You made this so pretty. Pinned. Thanks for joining the link party this month.

  15. NikiLEOwife says:

    I love a great upcycle and this is definitely one! It turned out so pretty! My husband is going to start to wonder why we have 800 snack containers and I’m going to refer him to your blog haha! I love the paper that you used. It’s so pretty and perfect for spring and summer!
    Happy hopping!
    Niki ~ Life as a LEO Wife

  16. Sometimes I think the best thing about peanut butter pretzels is the jar! So many after-purposes! I love what you did with this one. It’s so cheery!

  17. Omg, love, love, love!! Pinned to one of my craft boards.

  18. Marsha says:

    So cool, Jenna. Just like McKenzie Child’s line but even better. I love the florals. I could see an entire collection of this.

  19. LydiaF1963 says:

    What fun! It hits all the notes, doesn’t it? Pretty, crafty, useful and upcycled!

  20. Julie says:

    You made the plastic canister look like a MKC canister Jenna. I love how pretty it looks and perfect for in the kitchen. Thanks for sharing this makeover.

  21. Jenna, your artistic skills once again transformed something plain into something lovely and colorful. What a great idea for a canister to make the kitchen shine with color and a pretty design.

  22. Pam says:

    That’s beautiful, Jenna! I love it. Thanks for the tip about making the dots!

  23. Pam says:

    P.S. I’ll be featuring this tomorrow at the TFT party. Love it!

  24. Hi Jenna, I’m dropping by to let you know I’ve chosen your upcycled canister to feature Sunday at Happiness is Homemade! You can view all the features at tomorrow.

  25. Julie says:

    That is brilliant. At first I thought you’d painted it all by hand so I was relieved to find out it is somewhat easier than that to get a similar look. I love a good upcycle.

  26. Cecilia says:

    Hi Jenna, Just wanted to let you know I’ll be featuring your fabulous upcycle tomorrow for May’s Feature Friday!

  27. Kathy A says:

    Locwly. I love the bright colors, the creativity, the upcycling of what others consider garbage!

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