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.