DIY Crafts

A chic way to update your jars and containers

Try this easy DIY craft and turn old jars into countertop storage containers you'll want to put on display.


Photo, Roberto Caruso

Store your tea in style with these posh upcycled containers. Montreal blogger Elyse Cragg added a coat of black paint to unify these different types of jars and tins. First, spray jar tops or entire containers with chalkboard spray paint. Then, once they’re dry, line the rim, top or base of the jars with a thick gold leaf pen and label with chalk. They’re so striking you’ll want to update your entire pantry!

Craft, Elyse Cragg, Peonies + Brass. Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Flat Spray paint, $23, Home Depot.