I have a small collection of empty pickle jars under my kitchen sink. Whenever we finish a jar of pickles, I clean it out and add it to my collection. I use the jars to drain grease into, but I also have high hopes that someday they’ll be used for a fun DIY project. I certainly have some ideas on how to re-purpose them, thanks to these 6 cute pickle jar projects I’ve stumbled upon. I tell ya, there are some very creative, resourceful people out there. If you’re “in a pickle” and can’t think of a way to reuse those empty jars collecting dust on your shelves, try one of these pickle jar crafts.

Source: Better Homes & Gardens

1. Bathroom Storage Jars

Add some pizzazz to those pickle jars by painting the lids, adding a stylish doorknob to the top and wrapping strips of paper around the center. You can store all those smaller bathroom items like q-tips, cotton balls, flossers or bar soaps.

Find more fun DIY bathroom projects on the Better Homes & Gardens website.


Source: Just a Little Creativity

2. Utensil Holder Jars

At your next party, display your utensils in jars decked out with vinyl letters or scrapbook stickers. The simple look of these jars really adds a nice touch to the utensil display. I love the way these jars were set inside of a caddy (also part of this DIY project).

You can find all the details about this fun project over at Just a Little Creativity, where there are other great DIY ideas and recipes to try.

Source: Photojojo

3. Picture Frame Jars

You know those pictures you have that don’t fit into any frames because they are some random size? Well, no worries! You can put them inside an empty, upside-down pickle jar and display them that way. Using several jars of varying sizes and heights will create a really cool look.

This project, and other DIY photo projects can be found on photojojo.com.

Source: The Chic Site

4. Party Favor Jars

Oh.Em.Gee. I love this idea! What a great way to personalize a special gift, and also express your artistic ability.

If you visit The Chic Site, you’ll find the tutorial for these adorable jars, as well as more ideas and inspiration for your life and home.

Source: Sweet Something Designs

5. Snow Globe Jars

For a great seasonal craft, these snow globe jars look adorable. You could really fill them up with anything, and create a new design for each holiday!

Learn how to make these over at Sweet Something Designs.

 Source: The Latest Find

6. Painted Decor Jars

With these painted pickle jars, you can display flowers on your fireplace mantle, have a chic toothbrush holder for your bathroom, or a conversation piece on your coffee table for guests to admire. This would also be great for customizing during each holiday, and you could adorn the jars with additional embellishments.

Check out The Latest Find to learn how to make these lovely pieces that would make a great decor addition to your home.

Leena Kollar

Leena Kollar

Contributing Writer at Life As Mama
I'm a wife, mother and everything else associated with domestic life. I can often be found hiding from my kids to sneak treats (especially ice cream). I love rainbows and naps, and I find any excuse to go to Target. When I actually make it out of the house in real clothes, I document my outfits on my fashion blog, Leather & Lip Gloss. My love for fashion also inspired me to start my own comprehensive style website, The Style Spectrum.
Leena Kollar
Leena Kollar

Leena Kollar

Contributing Writer at Life As Mama
I'm a wife, mother and everything else associated with domestic life. I can often be found hiding from my kids to sneak treats (especially ice cream). I love rainbows and naps, and I find any excuse to go to Target. When I actually make it out of the house in real clothes, I document my outfits on my fashion blog, Leather & Lip Gloss. My love for fashion also inspired me to start my own comprehensive style website, The Style Spectrum.
Leena Kollar