Fun n' Colorful Glass Canisters


Liven up your pantry or kitchen with these Fun n' Colorful Glass Canisters.  Use the fun and decorative stencils from Handmade Charlotte to label your jars with cute little words and phrases.  These Fun n' Colorful Glass Canisters also make wonderful gift ideas for friends and family, and they're just as useful in the bathroom or craft room as they are in the kitchen.  All you need to create these sweet canisters is a set of stencils, a few bottles of paint, and a little imagination.  Start the New Year off right by getting your home organized with the help of these Fun n' Colorful Glass Canisters.

Fun n' Colorful Glass Canisters


  • FolkArt ® Painting Tools - Spouncer Stenciling Sponges - Small
  • Stencil Decor ® Accessories - Stencil Tape
  • FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Wicker White, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Pure Orange, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Violet Pansy, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Turquoise, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Yellow Citron, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Handmade Charlotte™ Stencils - Frames
  • Brush basin or container for water
  • Foam plates
  • Paper towels
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Glass canisters with lids
  • Pencil
  • Tracing paper
  • Ruler



  1. Thoroughly wash glass containers with mild soap and water. Dry and wipe with rubbing alcohol to remove any residue.
  2. Select stencil frame design and alphabet letters to be used to create label. 
  3. Create a paper pattern to position both frame design and letters for spacing.  Simply draw a straight line using a ruler and trace each letter shape measuring spacing between letters equally. 
  4. Using paper pattern as a placement template, work from the center of each word outwards. Tape the stencil in place.  Load a spouncer with desired color and stencil using a straight up and down dabbing motion until entire area is opaque in color.  Remove stencil and allow paint to dry before placing next letter stencil.
  5. Once word has been stenciled, stencil frame around the word.  Allow to dry.
  6. Refer to enamels bottle for complete curing instructions.

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The glass canisters and jars could easily be modified for other uses... I could see these as gift containers for ingredients for cookies or brownies either ready made or stacked raw ingredients to bake and the recipient's name on the front. Or perhaps bath salts, cotton balls, or even marbles, with labels to match either the item inside, a vintage brand name, or a gift tag. These would be clever favors for a bridal shower, perhaps adding some glitter or decorative ribbon to further embellish.

I have all sorts of glass jars left over from burned out candles. Some of these are quite intricate and beautiful and some of them have very nice and functional lids. I have used a few of these containers for storage, but mostly I just end up recycling them. Repurposing them into colorful glass canisters for the kitchen would be fantastic.

Nice, decorative way to label glass jars and canisters

These would be great for human and dog treats alike!

I have not made this yet but I so want to. I really like jars and cookie jars or things that you can store stuff in. Nooks and Krannies. I will be making these in the future.

this would be great to hold some of my larger jewelry supplies with.

Nice! I have a friend who would just love these. I'd end up breaking them inside a month!

would love to do this for all my small crafts items

I have some of these in my cabinet, never thought of painting them.. I can make them for cookies, Hot Choc mix, doggie treats

The ideas I have are wide and far, Sparked by these colorful glass jars.

Great to put homemade goodies in for gifts.

So cute!

I love storage ideas. thank you

I need storage containers to keep my crafting supplies organized....and to keep my cats out of them ;)

for cookies and treats

like working with things like that, you would be able to make all kind of jar to store things in

My daughter would love these. She has the counter space to display them.

This lookes like another great diy project to customize your kitchen!

Really great Idea. I love it.

This looks like a awesome cost effective way of sprucing up the kitchen. It is able to show a little of the creative side of the person making the craft. I love it!

Very cute

My niece would love this.

I have always wanted to organize my pantry items in glass canisters. I have never seen such a creative or colorful way though. A must-do project!

How cute! What a great project for some of my little friends at church. They would love to make these! sister may get some of these for Christmas

Cute jars, need to make some...they would be the perfect candy jars

This looks like a fun project and would make wonderful gifts.

Very nice project! Would also be a nice gift item.

I have some jars that need decorating!! :)

Oh My, this is so much easier than I thought it would be. Another recycle craft. Personalized canisters instead of tins would be nice for the cookie gifts for the neighbors.

These are really cute and would make great gifts!

These have such a reminiscent feeling to them! I can see my grandmother standing in her kitchen, making Sunday breakfast after church. What a wonderful feeling...I can't wait to make these!

These would also be nice for gifting and inexpensive as well.

Hmmm... I sense a Goodwill trip in my future for a jumble of glass jars!

Beautiful examples of repurposed items. I will make these as soon as I get home. Merry Christmas Everyone.

this would be handy for my kitchen....and for my button stash, separate them into sizes....

These would be great for my craft room, pretty and practical, love it!

This is one item I would really LOVE to win. I am so interested in learning how to Mod Podge.


I love these... I'm going to try this for my new apartment... maybe even get my granddaughter to help me with them

Neat, these would look so cool in my kids rooms!

I need to make a lot of canisters like this for our kitchen and laundry room!

This is right down my ally. I like stencils.

Relatively easy. Have not done this particular project but have worked with stencils.

these are exactly what I want for my kitchen

Oh, those look like fun to make, and not a huge amount of money or time put out-my kind of craft!

love this!

Neat, might have to give this a try.

looks fun

What a cute way to brighten up a kitchen counter. I also like the post about doing small jars for holiday goodies to give away.

I love using mason jars for crafts and storage.. I use fabric, mod podge, ribbons, yarn pretty much everything :)

Oh, so many possibilities for these!

so many ideas for how to use this craft idea!!

So cute!!

This would be fun with smaller jars, fill with goodies, and give away for Christmas.

I could definitely make up some cute "Cookie" jars filled with cookies to give as gifts.

This looks like so much fun to make and to use after or give as gifts. I would love to store buttons in these jars!

I love add my own tough to things

I love cute food jars. I want to make a set of these one day.

I am loving this.

Would love to make these!

This looks like so much fun! And I think both our younger grandkids and the older ones would love making some Holiday gifts like these!

I love these, can't wait to try oit

I LOVE these. I've seen the canisters in the store and always been tempted to buy them, but felt I had no justifiable use for them. This project now gives me an excuse! Thank you!

love this idea, i have a few of these already. i think ill make myself a sugar jar!!

This could work for so many things in the kitchen and around the house

Those are cute. i've actually never played with mod podge


I was just looking at my decanters for my flour/sugar an thinking that I need new ones... these will be perfect!

Love this idea!!!

Love !it

I need to try this!

Very helpful!!!

Great idea. Looks like fun.

This sure would be fun with Easter colors!

I think this would be a lot of fun to make. I could get really creative with the supplies!! I could use these to put my dogs teats in, Candy, potpourri, use in bathroom for cotton balls, Q-tips, make-up removal pads, ideas are limitless!!! Love this!!

Sounds easy enough for me to do! Thanks for the great idea.

These are so cute and would look amazing on my kitchen counter.

I would like to have these in my craft room and for jewelry! Nice!

What a fun idea!

This is a really cute idea. And a great way to coordinate mismatched jars.

would love to do this :)

What a great idea for storage!

This looks easy. Thanks!!

I need canisters like this in my craft room!

I am ready to try this, and thinking maybe even do some canning jars to match???

I collect antique buttons. They would look incredible in these beautiful jars!

Would not recommend for families with toddlers or young children for use in bathroom. Accidental breakage could cause serious harm to them.

A great beginner project using nice big jars :D

WOW WOW WOW is all I can say

Would be great for my beads so I could see the shape & colours at a glance.

This really changes the looks of the clear canisters.

These would great for the craft room, too!

Something I haven't tried, love too!

Looks great. I think this project idea is simple an would be easy to decorate all kinds of bottles an jars stashed in the kitchen cupboards.

looks fun, I would have to change the words to do not eat, emergency stash, and rainy day

I love using containers for storing things in kitchen and craft room.

I've used Gallery Glass for applications like this, but Mod Podge will be a new experience - eager to try it!

I would love to do this for our cabin!

I painted wine glasses with friends recently - it was so fun! Love the idea of painting canisters. I would fill them with snack mixes.

I'd have to have one marked M&M's.

Very nice. Going on my to do list

What a fun project! These would be great in my kitchen to store flour, cereal, etc. or in my craft room (aka my bedroom) to store buttons, bobbins, etc.

These would be perfect for storing my ribbons, buttons and other small things that I use in my crafting adventures! This project is going to be so fun to do! Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing prize package!

This looks like and easy and fun project.

Actual *glass* cannisters? I wasn't sure they made them in glass any more! How much fun that would be to decorate in a real classy way befitting of glass.

I think this is something that the kids would enjoy working on. Thank you

I like that they're clear so you can see what's in them.

This looks like a great project.It looks really easy to make.They look really cute.

It would be a great way to display tea bags, tea biscuits and treats.

This is a great idea,

Wish I had the money to buy these glass cannisters.

So many uses, kitchen, craft room, bathroom...etc. Happy Holidays !!!

What a great idea, will have to give it a try.

Pretty cool idea

This sure looks like a lot of fun and I can't wait to try it.

Going to have to unbox all my jars and get busy

I want to try this!!

I love jars! So veratile!

Just love this I've been looking for this idea for my old jars


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