Whether you’re on the hunt for inexpensive Secret Santa gifts, or looking for last minute stocking stuffers…These DIY Animal Jars are the cutest handmade gift that anyone on your list will adore!
You guys. Are these not that cutest things EVER?! 🙂
Placing plastic toys on jars and spray painting them is not a new idea. I first saw these around spring when I was on Pinterest and came across mason jars that had little bunnies on top for Easter. Immediately I thought it was such an adorable idea so I filed it away in my brain for later when I could get around to it, and I finally did!
My daughter has been asking for more organization type things in her room ever since we got her a new dresser with drawer organizers. Looking around her room, I realized she really needed something on her desk/vanity to corral the small things that were cluttering up that area, so off to Dollar Tree we went for some inspiration.
I found these fat little jars with silver lids and thought they would be perfect to hold things in and because they had a wider mouth than a mason jar, she could easily reach in and grab what she wanted without her hand getting stuck.
On their own they were ‘meh…’
Luckily when we were there I remembered the cute bunny jars and was able to find a few safari animals in the toy section.
I stuck them to the lid with Krazy glue. First sanding the lid where the animal feet were touching it. Every other glue I tried wouldn’t work- by the way! 🙂
After letting the glue dry for about 12 hours, I took the lids outside and sprayed them in a super fun glossy hot pink, lime green, and aqua color. I did about 3 coats and let them dry overnight.
My daughter had already filled them with things that were just laying out on her desk- some lip balm, hand sanitizers, and of course bubble gum balls! 🙂
It really got me thinking what an absolutely perfect little gift to give for this upcoming holiday season!
- nail polish
- mini hand sanitizers
- lip products
- hair ties
- bubble bars/fizzies
- my little ponys
- littlest pet shop toys
Just a few things right off the bat I thought that would be super cute to put in these jars for an amazing little gift!
I hope I’ve inspired you to think outside the gift-giving box this holiday season! I’d love to know what you would put in your DIY animal jars? 🙂
Talk to you soon friends, take care!