Today's makeover is sort of a pet project of mine. I am a long time antique dealer, and have always been fascinated with the cool old carriers used in the 50's for colorful tumbler sets. Of course most of those tumblers, have since tumbled, leaving all kinds of tumbler caddies orphaned in their wake.
Here are a couple of different styles, though the green one is likely later, and I am not honestly sure what it originally held. I buy these when I see them at garage sales and second hand stores because ...
they make it so handy to carry several items such as jars filled with craft supplies. The newer caddy was just the right size to fit pint size mason jars. The aluminum was perfect for tall olive jars. Unfortunately it takes us a while to go through a jar of green olives ... thus there is going to be some wait time for that project.
However the green one is ready to go. To make the carrier and jars rings match I simply spray painted them all red.
Next I spent some time on Graphics Fairy looking for a set of four pictures that went together and had bright colors. The circus themed illustrations won.
After getting the art to the right size, I printed them off, and used a jar lid to trace the size circle I needed, keeping in mind that the rings would cover about a quarter of an inch around the edges. I then decoupaged them to the lids. For this project I used undiluted Tacky Glue on a wet paintbrush. I have also used white school glue, such as Elmers, or the real deal, Modpodge for projects like this.
Next it was time to fill the jars with fun crafting goodies. I like that the jars keep these colorful goodies on display, as they are so cheerful!
Thanks for coming along. I have several more sets to do, and I am looking forward to a craft room that has organized and visible elements. This is definitely a start.