I love this animal-centric project! Call me childish, call me cat-obsessed (I know, they’ve been all over the blog these days) but I love adding a playful element to interior design and this project totally achieves that! This project uses the little plastic animals you can find at toy or craft stores. I used zoo animals, cut in half and painted metallic gold to mount within a frame for wall art in the little girl’s room design I did on Home Made Simple. For this project we used plastic domestic cats, glued to the tops of old olive and jam jars that I had lounging in my cabinet. Yes, I keep everything, including old jars, for just-in-case moments like this when you want to create cat jars! Call me a hoarder or call me a hoarder on a mission, well I guess most hoarders think they have plans for their stuff…but I’m a hoarder that actually follows through with those plans!…sometimes.
These jars are great to use anywhere you need some organizing. Use them in the kitchen for your dry goods, or in the bathroom for your cosmetics and cotton balls, etc. or try them in a kid’s room for crayons and such or a craft’s room for organizing your supplies. The animal and organization possibilities are endless!
white spray paint primer
spray paint in the color(s) of your choice
matte finish spray paint – optional if you want a matte look like we did, you could just go with glossy, satin or flat spray paint
glass jars with flat lids – I had a variety of old olive, jam and sauerkraut jars
mini plastic cats or whatever animal you like! (we found ours at the craft store)