Hi friends! Back-to-school preparations are well underway in our home, and as much as I would love to have a longer summer vacation, I’ve never been able to figure out exactly how to slow down time. Has anyone? So the other day, I shared some ideas for personalizing pencils and other supplies for school. And today, I thought I’d show you a fun way to organize those school supplies with mason jars.
I think I’ve told you this before, but organization is so very not my strong point! Still, I’ve been pretty good at staying on top of things when it comes to the kids’ school stuff. Otherwise, there would be mass chaos around here, and that would definitely not be a good thing!
We have a ton of pens and pencils, and every year I buy more, so every year the collection seems to grow larger. Still, I always seem to have trouble finding a pen or pencil when I need one, because the kids tend to leave them scattered around the house.
I love to use mason jars for organizing just about anything, so I thought I would decorate some jars to hold our vast supply of pens, pencils, scissors and anything else that may need a home.
This project is so simple that it really doesn’t need much of an explanation, but here’s what I used.
- Rust-Oleum spray paint in yellow, black and red
- 2 empty salsa jars and 1 mason jar
- School-themed Scotch brand masking tape from the craft store
First, I took the jars out to the backyard for spray paint makeover. And, I’m happy to say that I only got a teeny tiny bit of paint on the grass. Actually, no paint would have made it to the grass if the wind hadn’t decided to stir things up at that moment. But the next time the Hubs mows the yard, all will be green again, so we’re good!
When the paint was dry, one of the girls helped add the tape to the jars. We used some yellow ruler tape on the black jar and black and white penmanship tape on the red jar.
The yellow jar reminded me of a pencil, so instead of using tape, I just added the silver rim of the lid to the mason jar and stuck some pencils inside. So, the pencils are a tad more orange, but that’s okay.
You can also see some of my daughter’s washi tape pencils in the mix too.
We added dry erase markers and Sharpie markers, plus some regular pens to the other jars. Aren’t they all cute together?
I’m keeping these painted jars at home, but they would also make cute gifts for teachers, as well.
Do you have any tips for organizing school supplies? I could always use more ideas, so I would love to hear about them!
Have a super day!
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