I promise this post is about creating these adorable DIY Cottage Canisters, just bear with me a bit. Three months ago my kids and I took the leap and moved to a new state (really, only down the street from our old state) and in to a brand new neighborhood, meeting brand new friends and attending brand new schools. After being in our previous home where we created 13 years of memories, it was time to say goodbye to those old memories and make room for some brand new ones. Now, don’t get me wrong, we will never forget the years we had in that home. Along with many others, the memories will be tucked away in our hearts and minds, to visit every now and then. With the ages of my kids and the changes that sprang upon these past four years, it was definitely time for a fresh start. And let me tell you, now that we’ve been in our new home for a few months now, I can honestly say that it was the best decision we could have made.
Now that I gave you a little background, let’s get to the meat of this post. With the decision to move, I also decided to get rid of the old and make room for new. I decided to give my new house a completely different look from my old house. No more red and brown color scheme. No more dark colors. And, no more intricate details. Nope. This time, it was all about lighter colors, handmade creations, barn-like/cottage decor and just overall keeping it, simple. One project in particular that I was really excited to do when I moved in, was DIY cottage canisters to keep on my kitchen counter. I just thought it was such a cute idea to keep canisters always in view, filled with snacks for not only my kids, but also any guests I had over. However, I forewarn you . . . I’m having to keep them filled quite often.
So, with all that said, I did a little bit of “Pinteresting” and took ideas from different canisters I came across and loved. I ordered some unfinished candlesticks from an Etsy store online and bought the rest of the materials from my new favorite store, Hobby Lobby. I chose a spray paint in a teal color, which is the pop of color I have throughout my home. And the end result . . . easy-peasy, inexpensive and so adorable. In fact, these canisters have received quite a few compliments since they’ve been on my counter!
So, here are the deats. Not much to it. Just remember to put your own flair in the project, because the different variations you can do are really endless. And trust me, when you venture to Hobby Lobby, your wheels will start turning with so many creative ideas.
- hot glue (to glue large plaque on bottom of candlestick, small plaque on bottom of jar, knob on top of jab and jar to the top of candlestick.
- spray paint of your color choice (spray paint all unfinished pieces prior to assembling. Wait until fully dry)
- sandpaper (to use on painted candlesticks, if you would like to create a more distressed look)
- 3 unfinished candlesticks
- 3 glass jars of the size you choose (I used small jars all same size)
- (3) 3-inch wooden round plaques for bottom of glass jar
- (3) 4-inch wooden round plaques for bottom of candlestick
- ribbon of your choice to tie along candlestick
- snacks, candy, nuts, mints . . . basically anything yummy you would like to put in your canisters!
Use different candies and ribbon to suit the season or holiday. An easy way to festively change-it-up!