Looking for a way to take a purchased jar and give it a high end look? Then this is a simple and easy fix for that. Ana found this cute jar; but not how she wanted it to look. So, with a clever upgrade, she took this owl jar from cute to elegant!

Photo Owl Jar Supplies


  • Owl jar (available at Big Lots, Michaels)
  • Jelly Belly (Costco 4lb jar)
  • Rust-Oleum 2x Ultra Cover Gloss Seaside
  • Crystal drawer pull
  • 8mm screw
  • 8mm washer
  • Hammer and nail
  • Screw driver
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Trace lid on paper, cut out

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Fold paper in fourths, place inside lid, mark center

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Hammer nail on marked dot (note you may need to use a bigger nail or hammer a couple times to go hole big enough for screw)

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Make sure screw will fit in hole

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Spray lid with spray paint outside on a box. Let dry.

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Push the screw through the washer and hole in the lid.

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Turn over lid

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Screw the knob on the lid

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Screw the knob on the lid

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Pour the Jelly Bellies into the owl jar

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Screw lid on owl jar

designed by Ana Araujo

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  1. Patricia Krauchune - November 23, 2016 Reply

    OMG…must have taken a long time and a lot of effort to spray paint the lid of that owl jar. I learned so much from this project…..NOT!

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