DIY Decorative Jars

Doing crafts doesn’t have to be a hard or involved process.

And sometimes crafts can require you to do online shopping for supplies.

That’s what I love about these jars.

Certainly you don’t HAVE to shop online, but I take any chance I can get for an excuse to hit that “add to cart” button.


With these super simple DIY jars I decided that I needed to quell my Anthropologie obsession.  Now most things on the Anthro site are out of my price range, so I was happy to find these sweet door knobs that were more in my budget.

But honestly, you don’t have to go shopping for any special knobs, you could certainly run down to Home Depot and get you knob on.


Here’s all you ‘ll need to make these adorable jars…

  • a jar
  • a door knob
  • a hand drill or drill press
  • wire cutters, optional*


Get your jar ready…you can use any size, any style you want.

Now, if you’re handy with tools go ahead and drill a small hole in the top.  I am not, so I got my husband involved to do this part.

He drilled a hole about the size of the screw on the knob.

The knobs that I used had long screws that I wanted a little shorter, so I borrowed a wire cutter from my husband and cut the screw down…

Then I stuck the screw into the lid and tightened on with a small “nut” that came with the knob.

That’s it!  Cute jar in 5 minutes!

Now fill them up with whatever you like.

Use them in your kitchen, bathroom…wherever.

Of course I filled mine with treats.

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  1. 1
    Brianna says:

    How adorable, I think these ould make great teacher gifts at the end of the year!

  2. 2
    Margaret says:

    I really loved this easy idea! It really takes something normal and makes it pretty and useful so quickly! Thanks!

  3. 3
    Caroline says:

    I love this!!! I have some old drawer pulls from Anthro that I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with!!! I see a project in my future for this evening!

  4. 4
    Angela says:

    I love this idea!!

  5. 5
    Dior says:

    Absolutely fun and creative! Never thought of using door knobs.

  6. 6
    Gail Petrus says:

    I have lots of jars. I will definitely be using them this way.

  7. 7

    I love love love this idea. I have so many little jars that could do with some sprucing up.

  8. 8
    Kaye Adams says:

    Thanks for sharing this great idea

  9. 9
    Martha Nation says:

    I love mason jars, old jars, just any jars. That is the cutest and easiest idea. Thanks for such a great share.

  10. 10
    Jill says:

    Just an FYI… If you look at the anthropologie website, pick some of the knobs/pulls you like… They are the EXACT same as the ones at Hobby Lobby. Saved myself $90 when I did a dresser re-do!

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    trish says:

    fyi- they sell really cute knobs at hobby lobby

  12. 12

    This is really cute and creative!

    I must say it is now in my must do list!
    Thanks for sharing!!

  13. 13
    Jeri Michelle says:

    LOVE this idea! Gonna make some of these for sure… Was wondering, though, did you glue the lid and ring together?

  14. 14
    becky bull says:

    I also would like to know, did you glue the lid and ring together? I will be doing this just as soon as I can find some really cool knob’s!!

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    Rebecca says:

    So cute and creative! I think I’ll spray paint my lids so the knob stands out even more. :) Great idea! Thanks.

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    Linda says:

    Just finished twelve. Knobs at Holly Lobby are very affordable. Love this idea!

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    Karen says:

    Excellent and simplistic idea! I have some antique Mason jars and we use them in our bathroom for storage but the glass lids are a nuisance and keep falling out so I am going to take your idea and convert them!


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