Dinosaur DIY Storage Jars
Every now and then, you’ve just gotta take some time out for a little bit of fun DIY – I feel like someone super famous and impressive said that, right? Okay, maybe not, maybe I said it. But still, I believe it. Faced with the total lack of space for cosmetics storage in our new bedroom, and not wanting to clutter the place up with furniture, I took to Pinterest (please all bow your heads at the altar of Pinterest) so find some inspiration for pretty ways to store my cosmetics, and its there that I came across the idea for these wonderful Dinosaur DIY Storage Jars.
Not only are they crazy easy to make, and super cheap, I think they look pretty fantastic on my dressing table by the window. Practical AND pretty – someone get whoever came up with these a damn nobel prize.
For this project, all you need are some Consol jars (or just any kind of jars, do whatever you want, I’m not the craft police), Bronze Spray Paint, craft glue, and a few little plastic dinosaurs. Or animals. Or whatever – I just loved the dinosaurs.
Though this is a super easy DIY, I also seriously recommend giving yourself a few days to make these, because you’re gonna wanna make sure that both the glue and the spray paint have plenty of time to dry. More haste, less speed, and all that.
I bought a six pack of Consol jars at West Pack for R180, along with the dinosaurs for a casual R60. I wouldn’t recommend spending a lot of money on the plastic animals – you’re gonna spray paint them after all.
I started off by gluing the dinosaurs to the jar lids. Although I loved the dinos that were standing on two legs, I decided to only use the ones on four legs because I figured I’d often lift the lids off using the dinosaurs, and I wanted more connection points for glue.
After that, let them dry for at least 24 hours so that you don’t ruin them before they’re ready. Then you can go wild with the spray paint. My bedroom has a raw wood and rose gold feel, so I opted for bronze paint, but you can mix this up according to what colour you want. Yay for metals!
Again, I let these dry for a good day, before applying a second spray coat. After that they actually needed a third coat on some areas of the dinosaurs that hadn’t been sufficiently covered. After they were completely dry, I just filled the jars with my goodies and boom – pretty storage.
Glass is great because I love being able to see what’s inside each glass at a glance.
So, that’s pretty much it – easy right? Let me know if you give it a try, or if you have any other cute storage ideas – always looking to try out these kind of things.