DIY Animal Storage Jars

Animal Storage Jars DIY :: tutorial on lisacomfort.com:: perfect for kids' bedrooms

This week I’m having a go at something different! Having a little person in my life has opened up a whole new world of DIYs – now I have an excuse to have a go at lots of fun children’s projects! I wanted somewhere in Jasmine’s room where I could keep all her little bits and I thought instead of buying some pretty storage jars, I’d make my own.

I’m hoping Jazz will be an animal lover like me, so I chose plastic animals to go on the top – but really you could choose anything small enough. Little cars would be really cute for a mini petrolhead.

And don’t think this DIY is reserved for children! I love these for stashing away your craft supplies. All those stray buttons now have a home!

Animal Storage Jars DIY :: tutorial on lisacomfort.com:: perfect for kids' bedrooms

You will need:
Jam jar with a twist lid. We used the Fresh mason jars, £1 each, Hobbycraft
Rust-Oleum gold metallic spray paint, £9 for 400ml, B&Q
Small plastic toy animals
Strong super glue

I used gold spray paint for my jars but you could try using bright neon shades for a funky look, or whichever lovely colours match your scheme at home.

Animal Storage Jars DIY :: tutorial on lisacomfort.com:: perfect for kids' bedrooms

Step 1. Working outside on a dust sheet, spray your chosen animals with the gold spray paint. Hold the can about 20cm away from the animal and move it up and down slowly for even coverage. If your animals keep falling over, spray them lying down and flip over when dry to coat the other side. Use the same spray paint to cover the lids of your jam jars, applying two coats if necessary.

Animal Storage Jars DIY :: tutorial on lisacomfort.com:: perfect for kids' bedrooms

Step 2. When the animals and lids are completely dry, apply a dot of super glue to each of the feet of the animal. Take care not to squeeze out too much glue – you only need a small dab.

Animal Storage Jars DIY :: tutorial on lisacomfort.com:: perfect for kids' bedrooms

Step 3. Place your animal down onto the lid and hold in place for a minute or so to allow the glue to start setting.

Leave to dry completely for several hours before use and remember to twist the lid rather than the animal when opening and closing the jar.

And that’s it! I can’t wait to put these in Jasmine’s room. What would you put in them?

Animal Storage Jars DIY :: tutorial on lisacomfort.com:: perfect for kids' bedrooms

Big thanks to the lovely Cassie Pryce who I worked with on this project.

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Animal Storage Jars DIY :: tutorial on lisacomfort.com:: perfect for kids' bedrooms

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