Washi Tape Recycled JarsWashi Tape Recycled Jars

You are going to call me crazy but sometimes I just fly away on my thoughts {ok not sometimes, most of the time Ok!} and many of those times I keep thinking and asking myself about trash. Yeah, you heard me right, I think about trash. Have you thought about the amount of recyclable trash we throw away each day? Today I’m sharing these cute washi tape recycled jars and I’m explaining why I think about this.

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So let’s think about this just a sec. How many times do we go to stores to buy containers? Of any kind… My mom is a container buyer freak compulsive. She always buys boxes, plastic organizer containers, small containers, and so on. And if she steps on IKEA we lost her. I love containers but sometimes I think that there are so many things we can save from the trash and will do exactly the same thing. Shoe boxes for example. A good paper mod podge or decorated contact paper and it’s as good as a bought box. Baby food jars or plastic cups, also jam jars can do the same as those plastic containers.

My mom gets terrified when I keep all the jars she’s about to throw away. I clean them, dried them and put them in my crafty box. I know I’ll find a good purpose for them. And here is one of my ideas.

I was using a plastic divided container that my mom lend me a while ago, but I know she was going to need it soon so I decided to use all those baby food jars I had kept, decorate them and use them to store everything I had I there. The result was so cute, not only did it store lots of stuff but it was super decorative too.

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So, if you have that vein for recycling or upcycling things this post is right for you!

Here is what I did.

What you need:

  • Spray Paint {I used white}
  • Plastic gloves
  • Washi tape {the colors and patterns you love}
  • Decorative threads
  • Small recycled Jars

First of all, make sure your jars are clean as well as the lids. The lids must be very clean and free of dust and grease.

I went to the backyard and using some big cardboards I painted the lids. It took me about 4 layers to completely cover them. It all depends on the paint. I bought a cheap one, but I know there are some that it comes with surface preparation and all.

Please mind my hand… Completely forgot to wear plastic gloves duh!

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While each layer was drying I started applying the washi tape to the jars. I used 6 different coordinated patterns that I loved.

I applied one line to the bottom and another to the top of the jar.

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I alternate each jar with a different pattern.

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When the lids were ready, I brought them inside and cleaned them a bit with a paper towel.

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Put the lids in place and OMG, they look so cute!

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Ok, so it was time to fill the jars. I brought the plastic container and got started. I didn’t have as many jars as spaces in the container, but I just mixed some related stuff like the fabric flowers, I mixed some colors.

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Some of the stuff I had to place them in a bigger {not decorated} jar for now.

And for the last but not least, I cut some strips of thread in green and pink to decorate the jars.

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I just tide them to the jars right below the lid with a double knot.

And voila!

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Some super cute and decorative containers. These washi tape recycled jars can be revamped in the future. When I don’t want them in those colors anymore, I’ll just remove the washit tape and replace them with other ones. But I just love how they look right now!

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How cool is that???

What do you think? What do you do with all that recyclable-useful junk most people throw away?

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8 Comments on Washi Tape Recycled Jars

  1. avatar
    Emma Watts says:
    October 14, 2015

    My sister has a baby and those recycled jars are just what she needs to put various baby stuff in it. We’ve been stacking all the food jars in a cabinet so far and now all we have to do is put some creativity upon them! Thanks for sharing here!

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      Camila says:
      October 15, 2015

      Those jars are definitely a great place to store many things. I have used them for all sort of things. I also have a post about recycling some baby food plastic containers, I particularly love those plastic ones better, but here where I live they come in jars, and back in Spain they come in plastic, so I don’t get them anymore! Reusing any kind of container or jars are a great way to help earth and save money in the process!!!

      Glad you like my post and thank you for taking the time to stop by!!!
      XO

  2. avatar
    Winnie says:
    August 18, 2015

    You’re not crazy at all :)
    And these are soooooooooo cute
    I have to tell you that my Mom used to sterilized baby-food jars and used them for the Jam she loved to make

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      Camila says:
      August 20, 2015

      hahahahaha ok your mom won I give you that Winnie! I love reusing and recycling things, has its own beauty and the possibilities are endless. Glad you liked these!!!
      XOXO thanks for stopping by!

  3. avatar
    August 17, 2015

    These are so cute! Makes me want baby food jars so I can try. Recently I’ve been doing cardboard snack boxes, I organized my bathroom drawers with them. Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday!

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      Camila says:
      August 20, 2015

      Those cardboard boxes are awesome for organizing drawers, you know my mom did?, she used Tetra Pak packages, like those from half and half cream. washed them well and used it to organize my brother’s socks and boxers. There isi so much we can do before trashing out things!!!
      XOXO

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