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Hi Friends! Remember yesterday when I said I had a craft project planned, but it was too windy to spray paint? Well, the weather was absolutely gorgeous today, so I was able to complete the project I had in mind. 

I love to repurpose old jars and use them as containers and decorations around the house. In fact, I should really show you my jar stash one of these days! Anyway, I was still using the snowman jars I made for the winter, and it was really time for those guys to leave. So, I found three empty salsa jars, and the kids and I created these cute little painted jars for spring.

spray painted carrot jar, flower jar and ladybug jar


I really didn’t want to make Easter jars because I want to keep these around a little longer, so I went with a garden theme instead. I thought it would be cute to have a jar that resembled a carrot, so I painted a tall jar orange. Then, I painted one of the smaller jars aqua and the other one yellow.

spray painted empty salsa jars


I love getting the kids involved in my projects, so I decided to have them make lady bugs and flowers by using their fingerprints. I squirted some red acrylic paint onto a paper plate and helped my little guy make lady bugs with his thumb. He really wasn’t thrilled about making ladybugs, but I thought the red would look nice against the yellow jar. I guess I’ll have to make another jar and have him make spiders or whatever else he prefers!

add kids thumbprints for ladybugs with red craft paint


My little Diva was more than happy to help make flowers, so she used her finger to make the centers with white acrylic paint. Then, she used pink and purple to make the petals.

thumbprint flowers with craft paint


Since her brother lost interest in the project, she finished making the ladybugs for me. She just added details with a black paint pen.

ladybug jar with thumbprints


I used a gold paint pen to make lines in the orange jar so that it would resemble a carrot, and then I added a green bow around the neck. I glued ribbons around the necks of the other jars, and the project was complete!

spray painted carrot jar and flower jar and yellow ladybug jar


I’m using the carrot jar to hold cooking utensils, and the smaller jars are perfect for holding pens and scissors. I love the bright pops of color that the jars add to the room, and I didn’t spend a penny making these. Don’t you just love frugal crafts?! So, sometimes it pays to hoard things — in moderation, of course.

And, the flower and ladybug jars would make nice gifts for Mother’s Day — it’s never too early to think ahead!

Thank you SO much for taking the time to visit. Happy spring!



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  1. Cathy McInnes says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this on Making Memories Mondays! šŸ™‚

  2. Cathy McInnes says:

    Love these jars! What a great idea for spring! This makes a great decoration or a teacher's gift! I love the finger prints! PINNED to make with my kids! I would love for you to share this on my new link party Making Memories Mondays going on now! šŸ™‚
    Cathy@ threekidsandafish{dot}com

  3. Karren Haller says:

    Thank you for visiting to share your cute project, I dont know why I love mason jar projects so much!!
    Have a great week, Karren

  4. Fridays Features Linky Party says:

    Oh goodness, my passion, mason jar projects!!! They are so cute!!!

    I think your post would be enjoyed on my Friday Feature Linky party,
    if you would like to share, I would love to have you stop by!!

    Have a great weekend, Karren