Monday, January 10, 2011

Christmas Leftovers - Faux Frosted Glass Jars

I loves me some Christmas leftovers. I totally do.
Turkey = good.
Boxes of Lindt chocolaty thingies = better.
Plastic candy jars with lids = best.

And if you're thinking "Dude. Really?" then stick with me here...
I picked up three of those guys from the Dollarama before Christmas; I'm guessing they were meant to be used for gifting homemade treats. I, however, have no homemade treat skillz. So I didn't do that with them. Instead I did THIS:

Buh-bye christmas-themed plastic item! Hullo classy frosted glass apothecary jar with year 'round storage usefulness!
And the BEST part about these? All I used to transform them was some nail polish remover and a clean kitchen scrubbie. Which I happened to have on hand. Which means free. Yay for free!

So, I used the nail polish remover and a bit of paper towel to wipe the print off of the plastic. You could totally stop there. That looks like this, see:

Otherwise, grab your clean kitchen scrubbie and rub gently on the surface of the plastic in small circles until you've reached your desired level of opacity (You guys! I LOVE the word opacity. And I hardly ever get to use it.)
If you were feeling kind of fancypants you could mask off some areas with tape (or say, heart shaped stickers to make a VALENTINES candy jar?)

And that's it. Done. I'm using mine as STUFF holders in my bathroom, (yay for unbreakability!)
How are you using your Christmas leftovers?
Oh and I shared over at Melissa's (complete with embarrassing spelling mistake. GAH!)

And over HERE too!


  1. Ooh, I like that! Looks like a nice way to organize things (and I always have things in need of organizing) and free is good :-)

  2. Wow, I'd never ever would have thought of this

    Just Better Together is having a $25 gift certificate giveaway!

  3. Nail polish remover?!!! I'm going to have to try this! :) Thanks for linking up to Sassy Sites- Trash to Treasure Tuesday! We are doing a LABEL giveaway today, so come back and check it out!

    Marni @ Sassy Sites!

  4. those look so good, I never thought they'd so easy and cheap to make :) thank you for the tip!

  5. This is so wonderfully clever! I never would have thought of nail polih remover to remove decals on plastic! And your faux frosted faux apothecary jar is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Actually this kind of gifts is not just for Christmas only but good for any kind of occasions frosted glass. Thank you!


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