Sunflower Snack Jar

It’s time for the June Creative Crafts Hop

Thank you Sara from Birdz of a Feather

and Donna from Modern on Monticello

for being our wonderful hostesses!

Welcome friends, readers, and visitors

from clever and creative Carol at Blue Sky at Home

You will find the links to all of the crafters and the end of this post

Come on in to my kitchen

I want to show you the snack jar I made

for my ever hungry boys

I share my house with my bachelor son and his two boys,

one is a teenager and one is a tween

They are always hungry and looking for snacks

I decided to make a snack jar for the kitchen island

where they often sit and hang out or watch TV

I’ve had this lidded jar in my craft stash for several years,

just waiting for an inspiration~

I don’t remember where I got it

but there is a very similar one on Amazon here

The kitchen is mostly black and white

and I have a collection of cute pigs scattered around

Chef MacPig joins a MacKenzie-Childs compote a large tray on the island

The compote is often filled with fruit for snacking

or potatoes and onions for cooking

I decided to paint the jar to match

I painted the sides and bottom with white glossy enamel craft paint

Then I elevated it on 2 paint jars to make it easier to paint the checks

I used a flat square brush to paint the checks with craft enamel glossy black

I painted the checks with one stroke and spaced them to look like checks

If you get any fuzzy edges, just go back and fix them with a fine liner brush

I glued flat bottom glass beads in two rows,

right above the checked area,

sort of forming a half circle for the sunflower center

on both large sides of the jar

Then I began painting the flower

After the first row of yellow petals

I added a second row with smaller orange petals

You can see my tutorial for Painting Sunflowers here

To finish I added small dots all over the rest of the jar,

using the tip end of the brush,

dipping it in black paint and then placing it down onto the glass

I left the lid plain as I knew it was going get lots of action 😂

I keep it filled with an assortment of cracker packs

and individual cookie bags

This way everything stays fresh

and perfect for grab and go snacking

Next up is Gail from Purple Hues & Me

with a very creative upcycle

Here are all the links, you don’t want to miss anything!

Vintage Dresser Re-Do with Chalk Paint , Blue Sky at Home

Sunflower Snack Jar, the Painted Apron

Upcycled Tuna Can Flower Trinket Box, Purple Hues & Me

Firecrackers’ From Essential Oil Tubes, Apple Street Cottage

Crochet a Modern Geometric Diamonds Blanket for Cozy Vibes Year Round, Elle Marie Home

Watermelon Summer Sign, Patina and Paint

Easy & Affordable Coastal Farmhouse Wood Bead Wreath, Life as a Leo Wife

Easy and Fun Patriotic Painting Ideas for July 4th, Modern on Monticello

3 Ways to Craft Simple Greeting Card Art , My Thrift Store Addiction

 Dollar Tree Wreath Tutorial, Decorate and More with Tip

Thanks so much for your visit!

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

Turn About Tuesday / Our Tiny Nest / Karin’s Cottage Linky Party 

Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

Full Plate Thursday / Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade/ Home Matters

39 Responses to “Sunflower Snack Jar”
  1. So creative and fun!

  2. Pam says:

    Jenna, the snack jar is so cute with its sunflower! I know your boys love to see it filled with all kinds of goodies. I hope you don’t have any flooding. Happy Thursday!

  3. Jenna, you always amaze me with your talent. I love the canister, it looks great.

  4. Gail Griffin says:

    Your snack jar is so unique, sweet and very creative, Jenna! I always look forward to your wonderful projects! I am always blown away with your awesome creativity!

  5. Tammy says:

    Jenna this snack jar is adorable. I love all of the black and white! You are so talented – I love seeing what you come up with every time!

  6. That is just darling! I’m sure your boys love living with you, and now they probably love it even more! That’s so sweet of you to make everyday more fun for them! Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

  7. Cecilia says:

    Jenna, I have a few of these jars in my pantry. I painted the lids and knob but never thought about painting the jars. Your pretty painted sunflower transforms the simple jar!

  8. Sunflowers are a favorite of mine. I always enjoy the projects you come up with. This one came out beautifully!

  9. Sunflowers are so full of love and are perfect for a snack jar – very creative!

  10. Ann says:

    I love your painted sunflower jar, Jenna. The glass beads really give it some ‘pop’ – so pretty!

  11. Ricki Treleaven says:

    Jenna, this is so cute. I love sunflowers! Thanks for the tutorial.

  12. EsmeSalon says:

    Cute and love the pop of the sunflower
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  13. lghiggins says:

    Very cute sunflower jar for your bottomless pits. I like the way the sunflower shows through from the other side when the snack level goes down a bit.

  14. NikiLEOwife says:

    So pretty! You always make it look like painting beautiful objects is so easy. I love the 3D look of the beads as the sunflower center. Pinned!
    Niki | Life as a LEO Wife

  15. Nancy says:

    This is so darling! The sunflower is so darn cute and even better when filled with yummies!

  16. Marie Dabbs says:

    So fun! It matches perfectly with your black & white kitchen decor, too!

  17. Mary says:

    Such a cute way to dress up a canister for snack storage Jenna! Love the marbles and polka dots. ♥

  18. Kitty says:

    Oh my goodness Jenna, your snack jar turned out so adorable!!! Sunflowers are so cheerful and with the MKC vibe and polka dots, your jar is even more perfect.

  19. It’s so darling!! I love it. Visiting from Happiness is Homemade.

  20. Of course, you can correctly assume that I love, love, love your sunflower jar! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty.

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