I decided to use some jars and candlesticks to make some new upcycled bathroom storage containers. I wanted to add a little sparkle and bling to may bathroom and by purchasing some $1 bags of glass stones from Wal-Mart and re-purposing other items I was able to do it for very little money.
You may even recognize these candlesticks from my Creative Halloween Crafts on the Cheap post from last October. I had used them there and repainted them to re-use another way.
To start off with I used an old sheet to protect the ground I was spray painting on and continued to try to use up a leftover can of spray paint. Be sure to also check out my post Bathroom Update with Spray Paint, where I first started using this leftover can. It’s like the never ending can of spray paint because , as you can see the start of when I was making the Coffee Can Star Light.
This was a fairly simple project to create and what took the most time was gluing on each individual glass stone with a hot glue glue. The colored beads were actually leftover from a fairy house project, so I only bought the clear beads. The Hot and Cold handles were from a bathroom soap dish that I had removed from early on because they didn’t stay in to place, but now looked perfect hot glued on the lid of my jars. For my jars, I just used a pickle jar and a large salsa jar.
If you still have leftover spray paint after you finish with this project, consider some of these other ways to use spray paint featured on Northern Cheapskate:
Frugal Decorating Ideas for your Home
Magnetic Bulletin Board Using Recycled Baking Sheets
If you are looking for other re-purposed storage ideas, check out these other posts on Northern Cheapskate:
Simple Storage Crafts You “Can” Do
Storage Made Easy Thanks to Recycling
Transforming your bathroom on a budget can be easily done with a little creativity, time and re-purposed supplies. Trying upcycling some items you might normally have discarded and you could possibly come up with something really great that you may have spent money on.
What a great idea! I am all for re-using or as you call it re-purposing items instead of throwing them out. I have never tried to spray paint anything–living in an apartment it is not so easy to just go outside.
Karen Dawkins says
What a fun project. These would be great containers for a diva tween bedroom too!
Rebel Sweetheart says
I like the idea of star lights. Looks quite easy to do. :)
Christy Maurer says
Those are so cute! I remember when I was a little girl, my grandma had those really old fashioned (like 50’s or 60’s style) glass jars in her bathroom with Calgon in them lol. These are a great project!
Leelo R says
This is fabulous idea and the result look great! I have to try it!
Wow these look so amazing! I’ve never seen anything like it.
awesome idea! thanks for sharing