My name is Heather and I am a pinterest addict. There. I said it. Now, having said it I must also admit that I pin a whole helluva lotta things that I am probably:
1. Never going to craft
2. Have room to store said craft should I manage to craft it as most of these crafts would require multiple households to display these items
3. Not manage to sucker the hubs into ”helping” me craft every single thing I’ve pinned (helping translates to creating anything that requires a saw or accurate measurements of ANYTHING!)
BUT, that being said I did feel compelled to immediately craft up THIS from over at joshuatrent.com. Why? Well, it’s a very simple and cheap craft to make. And my sink needed it to organize my dishwashing crap. I’ve got a 1/2 gallon old blue Ball canning mason jar that has my dish soap in it (I know, shocking. I’ve got a mason jar holding my dish soap!!!), a mason jar containing my Lemon Kitchen Sugar Scrub and a scrubby (yes, ANOTHER MASON JAR! I have a problem. Whatever).
I went to the store and purchased a 4.25in clay pot as well as a 10in clay saucer in the outdoor department. I then picked up a can of indoor/outdoor spray paint – since it’s going to be by the sink, the paint needed to be able to handle water – and got down to business.
I measured and marked off the center (what I thought was the center, and is center enough for ME. Hubs told me I was 3/8 of an inch off. I told him that was good enough for me. psh.) Then I traced a ring on the underneath of the saucer with the bottom of the pot, laid down a ring of clear window silicone because that is what was open, and stuck my clay pot on. I smoothed out any silicone that oozed and let it dry overnight.
Over the next 2 days, because I’m a craft slacker, I applied 3 coats of spray paint to the top and bottom.
Voila! My new organization for beside the kitchen sink. Loving it. For those in the Need to Know – The paint I picked was Krylon in gloss – Blue Ocean Breeze. The ocean blue of old Ball canning jars is one of my accent colors in my kitchen, so this worked out to be a bright and lovely shade. Very complimentary! I dig it.
If you want a more detailed tutorial of this simple yet awesome craft, please check it out here.
I’m thinking these would make fantastic housewarming gifts when paired with something edible, or even with items like I have sink-side.