Fourth of July is a big event in our Milwaukee neighborhood. All the neighbors come out for the morning parade and hang out all day eating and drinking.
I made these little silverware jars last year really last minute on the day before the Fourth so I didn’t have time to post them on the blog before the holiday. A year later they’re still holding up and are all ready for this year!
Today’s post is part of the bi-monthly The Zero Dollar DIY Challenge hosted by my friend Sarah from Flourish & Knot. The rules are easy: put together some sort of DIY project using only things you have at home already AKA you can’t spend any money. Perfect for all of us craft hoarders, right?!
Clearly this challenge was made for me since I put this project together long before it even started. 🙂 I always have glass jars and paint sitting around here. You can see all the other ladies’ projects linked at the bottom of this post.
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Supply list for Fourth of July DIY silverware jars:
- Old jars
- I used jalapeno jars for the red and white jars and a spaghetti sauce jar for the blue one.
- Painter’s tape
- Spray paint (red, white and blue – I used Rust-Oleum)
- Drop cloth
How to make Fourth of July DIY silverware jars:
1. Wash out your jars and peel off the labels.
2. Tape off the tops of the jars so you don’t get any paint inside.
3. Spray paint the jars.
Give your to-be blue jars a coat of spray paint.
Give the to-be white and red jars a coat of white spray paint. Let both dry.
4. Tape off stripes on the white jar.
I used jalapeno jars (Ortega if you’re wondering) for the striped jars since they’re an octagon rather than a circle. Then you don’t have to worry about making sure all of the stripes are evenly spaced. (Why make it harder on yourself?)
5. Spray paint the jars with red paint.
6. Tie the twine around the tops of the jars.
Then set up with silverware and get all set for your Fourth of July picnic!
What are your favorite easy Fourth of July DIY projects? Does your whole neighborhood get together for the local parade?
Hop around to see the other ladies’ No Spend DIY projects.
There for the Making: June 2017
Green With Decor: Fourth of July DIY silverware jars (you’re here!)