Frugal Jar and Bottle Decorating

Today’s Frugal Friday is brought to you via Katherine’s Corner, one of my favorite blogs. One of her recent blog posts was called “That’s Jarring,” and really got my attention.

You see, Rick recently surprised me with a blue glass bottle he found at a yard sale. I decided to use it for olive oil and display it next to my stove so I immediately put it in the dishwasher to clean it out properly. Sadly, the dishwasher destroyed the shiny finish but I didn’t want to trash it. I’ve been looking for a frugal way to fix it up so I can still use it and I found the perfect way when I read “That’s Jarring.”

Here’s the before of my sad blue bottle:

As you can hopefully see, the stopper was not affected because I did not put it in the dishwasher too. Here’s a glimpse from Katie’s blog post that gave me the idea of how to make this bottle look much better:

Now all I need to do is buy some twine, which is on my shopping list. When I finish this project, I’ll update this post with my “after” pics. Here is another sweet and frugal idea from Katie’s post:

So, please stop by Katherine’s Corner to see and read more of her “Jarring” post, including great pics and links to other sites with ideas about repurposing jars and bottles. Oh, stick around there awhile and you’ll also find other craft projects, recipes, giveaways and lots more.

Thanks, Katie, for the great idea!

DIY Mason Jar Frog Lids


On this Frugal Friday, I want to share a really easy, frugal and great DIY crafty thingy project with you. Can you tell my brain doesn’t want to work well right now?

I came across a great site, Smashed Peas and Carrots, and found the tutorial for this cool and easy project for mason jar frog lids. Maggie from SPandC shows in great detail everything you’ll need to make these lids plus step-by-step instructions for assembling them.

So, go check this easy and frugal DIY project for yourself!

DIY Frugal


At Creature Comforts, one of the cutest blogs I’ve seen yet, I found a great and easy way to display photos. Check out these great frugal photo frames using chalkboards and binder clips:

Ez (pronounced Ee-zee) came up these 5 Minute Chalkboard Frames: a cute, quick and frugal way to show off photos, awards, or even drawings that your little darlings made and colored just for you. I really like the way you can easily change whatever is on display. You’ll find complete directions for making this easy project here.

While you’re at Ez’s blog, check out some of her other cute and frugal DIY projects such as these DIY Festive Candle Wraps:

How cute are they? There is a lot to look at and appreciate at Creature Comforts. I love her tagline: The Simple Things That Make Life Sweet. Thanks, Ez, for allowing me to share!