Thursday, November 6, 2014

MacKenzie Childs Inspired Cookie Jar

Clearly I am obsessed with MacKenzie-Childs lately.  

The MacKenzie-Childs cookie jar is another one of my favorites.  The cookie jar sells for $52.  I knew I could definitely recreate this for less.

Here are my versions-they cost me a total of $15 each.  

I found these two cookie jars at Target for $4.99 each.  They were perfect because they already had a knob that I could remove and replace.

To make the painting process easier and smudge free, I used skewers and put each of the lids over a plastic cup.  I painted several light coats of linen white.

Using the same process as with my other projects,  I marked each lid with dots to form a grid and started painting.

Once the lids were dry I added aqua highlights and then finished it all off with polyurethane.
The knobs I used were pricey at $10 each.  I found them at Anthropologie.  I could have used less expensive knobs, however these had the brass base which mimicked the MacKenzie-Childs knob.

Even at $10 per knob the whole project only cost $15/jar vs. $52/jar.  Plus I was able to have a larger and smaller cookie jar...MacKenzie-Childs only sells one size (large).

  I am loving my new cookie jars.

You can check out my MacKenzie-Childs inspired vase here...

and my MacKenzie-Childs inspired pumpkins here.

Can't wait to hear what you think.



marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

How fabulous, I love it. Such great jars. You do an amazing job painting everything.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

They look fabulous Judy!!

NanaDiana said...

Judy- Those are just wonderfully done! I love them and the knobs were so worth it for the pizazz they add to the lids. They are the perfect finishing touch. I say you could sell these all night long! xo Diana

Stacey said...

Oh my gosh, those turned out so pretty! The knobs were worth the $10 for the pop of color they give. You could even change them if you had the urge. You sure make the painting part look easy...I'm not so sure about my skills with that but would love to try it. :)

Kimberly Lewis said...

Hello cute lady! I love this. Pinned. We really appreciate you taking the time to stop by our party. It wouldn’t be a party without you. Please join us on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

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