If you’re a regular here, you know we’re all about getting kids involved in contributing around the house early.
Sometimes that means setting up regular family and money jobs, and sometimes it just means taking a little time for a bright and cheerful DIY organization project.
Here’s Kristen with the details…
Things look better when they are organized. And I think we function better when things look better.
Case in point: The Junk Drawer.
We all have one and if you’ve ever organized it and had that happy sigh, you know exactly what I’m talking about.
I’ve put together a little DIY for you that will give you the happy sigh AND that the kids can help with or even do all on their own if they’re old enough. All you need is some old jars, spray paint and a glue gun.
Once the jars are all prettied up, you can use them for storage in any area of the house. Things will look organized, be easy to find and you will have done your part in recycling. Happy sigh.
- any type of old jar
- pot for boiling water
- an object to scrape off the stickers
- spray paint
- some kind of decorative bead
- glue gun
You might get lucky and have old jars that don’t have stickers, but if you don’t, start with a pot of boiling water. Put the jars in for 10 minutes, then you a flat object (I have a little dish scraper) to scrape off the softened stickers.
You can use a little bit of oil on a cotton ball to remove any sticky residue.
Spray the top of the jars with your choice of spray paint and thoroughly dry.
Glue a decorative bead to the top of each jar. Organize like a boss!