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Distressed & Stenciled Pickle Jars

Ok, before I tell you about these distressed & stenciled pickle jars, I have to tell you that we LOVE sweet pickles in this house! On a sandwich or just like that, oh so good! And they come in such cute jars that I’m accumulating quite the collection. So I thought I make something with these, they are cute as they are, but I wanted to give them a little bit of charm.

And what better way to do that than with chalky finish paint?! And some stencils!ย 

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Distressed & Stenciled Pickle Jars

What I’ve used:

~ pretty jars [in my case pickle jars ๐Ÿ™‚ ]

~ chalky finish paintย ย 

~ these stencils for the numbers

~ a black permanent marker

~ sandpaper

I gave them a good cleaning and took off the labels by filling the jars with boiling water. After 5 minutes I just peeled off the lables, so easy!ย [careful, this is still hot, so you can burn yourself easily!]

distressed & stenciled pickle jars kreativk.net

After two coats of chalky finish paint they looked like this:

distressed & stenciled pickle jars kreativk.net

I grabbed a black permanent marker and my stencils…

distressed & stenciled pickle jars kreativk.net

This is how they looked after applying the stencils with the marker:

distressed & stenciled pickle jars kreativk.net

And then I just distressed the jars and numbers carefully with sandpaper, until they looked like this:

distressed & stenciled pickle jars kreativk.net


distressed & stenciled pickle jars kreativk.net


distressed & stenciled pickle jars kreativk.net

You could use them as little flower vases or storage on a desk and the possibilities are endless! I planned on using them for my outdoor space, since the weather is absolutely BBQ worthy!

distressed & stenciled pickle jars kreativk.net

If you like this idea, pin it!!

distressed & stenciled pickle jars kreativk.net

I seriously can’t wait to get everything ready outside and officially start the BBQ season over here! Hope you like them, have a nice day & Thank you SO much for stopping by today!





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  • Sandra Garth
    14/04/2017 at 00:50

    Pinned for later and please don’t ever stop sharing these simple crafts!

    • Katrin
      14/04/2017 at 13:44

      ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks friend!

  • Heather Bixler
    12/04/2017 at 04:59

    Love these, shared, tweeted, and pinned!

  • Leanna
    12/04/2017 at 01:20

    Great simple way to recycle some jars Katrin. They look really cute as utensil holders and they have a huge variety of practical uses.

  • Amber Harrop
    11/04/2017 at 23:13

    These jars are gorgeous Katrin I love how you used them for cutlery !

  • wendy robbins
    11/04/2017 at 16:25

    very sweet idea!

  • Erlene
    11/04/2017 at 06:26

    Those a pretty pickle jars. I love the distressed look and have painted a lot of jars too. Such a fun project. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday. Pinned.

    • Katrin
      11/04/2017 at 09:32

      Thanks Erlene!!

  • Vanessa
    10/04/2017 at 15:51

    Making painted glass jars are the best. Thank you for sharing at DI&DI link party

  • Keri
    10/04/2017 at 14:34

    Katrin, these pickle jars are super cute!! I love the stenciled and distressed look you gave them and how clever to use them for utensils. I have tons of jars, and I totally need to do this with them, so pretty and functional!

    • Katrin
      11/04/2017 at 09:34

      Thanks so much Keri!!

  • Debrashoppeno5
    08/04/2017 at 03:37

    I love the look of painted jars. The pickle jars look great, a little different from mason jars.

    • Katrin
      09/04/2017 at 10:11

      Thanks Debra!!!

  • Linda Nelson
    06/04/2017 at 17:41

    Simple, yet fabulous!

  • Susanne
    06/04/2017 at 13:41

    What a cute idea, so simple and easy! I have chalk paint and jars (lots of jars, lol) and stencils….:)

    • Katrin
      06/04/2017 at 20:18

      Great! I’m happy you like this Susanne!! thanks for stopping by…

  • Marie|The Interior Frugalista
    05/04/2017 at 20:08

    What a great idea, Katrin and I just love how pretty they are! Pinning to share

    • Katrin
      06/04/2017 at 20:19

      Thanks so much Marie!

  • Mary-the boondocks blog
    05/04/2017 at 17:34

    Katrin I have the same jars. But mine hold honey instead of pickles. Hah! Love how you’ve repurposed them. They look fresh and pretty. And yes I can’t wait for things to get better so we can eat outside.

    • Katrin
      05/04/2017 at 19:49

      Haha, that’s funny! Honey, pickles….who cares, right?? if it comes in pretty jars I eat it!

  • Stephanie Dolph
    05/04/2017 at 16:17

    These are just too cute! I pinned to share! Thanks for sharing!

    • Katrin
      05/04/2017 at 19:48

      Thanks so much Stephanie!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Michelle
    05/04/2017 at 15:48

    They look lovely Katrin and I love the way you’re used them for your cutlery. That’s a great idea, you’ll be using it all the time. Wishing you a very happy Spring

    • Katrin
      05/04/2017 at 19:47

      Thanks Michelle!! Yes, I like having them in this little caddy for the patio!! Happy Fall to you ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Michelle
        09/04/2017 at 10:31

        Thank you my friend ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Maisy
    05/04/2017 at 08:27

    Ah so cute! This got me thinking… if you used four pickle jars and applied the numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 to them, you could use them as an Adventskranz for Christmas and place some candles or tealights inside!! Maybe decorate with some fir branches etc… I’m totally going to do that for next Christmas! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Happy Wednesday!


    • Katrin
      05/04/2017 at 19:46

      Thanks Maisy, that would be great as well, love the idea! I couldn’t find the #3 stencil that’s why I went with 0, lol… hopefull it’ll turn up til Christmas cause I like your idea of an Adventskranz!!

      • Maisy
        05/04/2017 at 21:29

        Haha I see! Well, you’ve got to work with what you have, right?! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Marjan Hoebeke-Pfaff
    05/04/2017 at 08:11

    These look great and they do come in handy as well! Thank you for the tutorial. It did remind me that I’ve got approx. 7 jars waiting for me to crochet them a cover though… Should get started…
    Have a lovely week,

    • Katrin
      05/04/2017 at 19:45

      Hahaha, have fun crocheting!!! Thanks for the visit Marjan!!