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How to Store Your Planner Pens: Upcycled Cookie Jar Makeover

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Keeping all of your planner supplies in one place can be a challenge, which is why we came up with an artful way to help! Look below at this cookie jar makeover, and see how we turned a thrift store find into a functional storage piece. You don’t need to be super crafty, just follow the tips below! You will see how to store your planner pens in a way that is functional and fun!

Cookie Jar Upcycle
Cookie Jar Upcycle

How to Store Planner Pens: Cookie Jar Makeover

  • Old cookie jar with wooden lid
  • White chalk paint
  • Sandpaper
  • Paintbrush
  • Drill/ 3-16” drill bit
  • Thick wood board

Cookie Jar Upcycle

Just some advice: you can find cookie jars like the one we used here at thrift stores, garage sales, and possibly even secondhand or vintage shops. Any design similar to the one we used will work!

Pen Storage Ideas
Pen Storage Ideas

Directions:

  1. Remove the top from your glass jar and wash/dry each piece.
  2. When your top has dried completely, paint the top and sides with your white chalk paint and let dry.
  3. Paint a second coat and let dry.
  4. Place a thick piece of wood under your lid and carefully drill a hole in the center with your drill and 3-16” drill bit.
  5. Lightly sand and distress the top with a piece of sandpaper.
  6. Screw the new knob on with your hands.
  7. Fill up with pens, pencils, cookies, treats, or whatever you’d like.
Cookie Jar Upcycle

Cookie Jar Makeover: Storage Container

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Cheap Craft
Estimated Cost: $5 or less

Make this easy cookie jar for a fun new way to store pens and other knick-knacks in your home.

Materials

  • Old cookie jar with wooden lid
  • White chalk paint
  • Sandpaper
  • Paintbrush
  • Drill/ 3-16” drill bit
  • Thick wood board
  • Just some advice: you can find cookie jars like the one we used here at thrift stores, garage sales, and possibly even secondhand or vintage shops. Any design similar to the one we used will work!

Instructions

    Remove the top from your glass jar and wash/dry each piece.
    When your top has dried completely, paint the top and sides with your white chalk paint and let dry.
    Paint a second coat and let dry.
    Place a thick piece of wood under your lid and carefully drill a hole in the center with your drill and 3-16” drill bit.
    Lightly sand and distress the top with a piece of sandpaper.
    Screw the new knob on with your hands.
    Fill up with pens, pencils, cookies, treats, or whatever you’d like.

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You will find that the possibilities are endless, and this is certainly a functional piece that will help you keep small pieces and parts in place.

How easy was that? If you are looking for an answer to the question of how to store your planner pens, give this cookie jar makeover a try. You will find it is the perfect solution!

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