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Faux Knob Storage Jars

Faux Knob Storage Jars: Dress up plain jars in fun colors and embellishments for your organization and storage.

I received free product from DecoArt for this post. This post contains affiliate links. As always, all opinions and ideas are my own.

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Remember all of those storage round up posts I did in January?

I hinted pretty heavily that my craft space is getting a big makeover.

And it’s complete!

You can find my amazing CRAFT ROOM REVEAL here!


In addition to big new storage for the space, I’m also looking for small new storage to match.

These Faux Knob Storage Jars have been on my radar to make for a while!

They are super cute and super functional.

That’s a win/win, don’t you think?

And the faux knob part?

WAY easier than having to deal with drilling holes for real knobs.

I am using really fun, really bright colors in my craft room makeover in hopes of inspiring creativity.

 I found some great glass jars to dress up.

The problem?

I want to paint the metal lid, the glass jar, and wooden toy wheels all in the same colors.

Regular acrylic paint isn’t going to work on all of these surfaces and finding the right colors of spray paint will prove pretty challenging.

I decided to give the Americana Multi-Surface Satin paints from DecorArt a try since they are supposed to cover no less than 9 different surfaces, including the ones I wanted to paint.

Faux Knob Storage Jars Supplies:

Storage jars

Wooden toy wheels

Acrylic diamond multi-pack

Americana Multi-Surface Satin paint (Flamingo, Chartreuse, Deep Turquoise)

Americana Clear Chalkboard Coating


E6000 adhesive

Faux Knob Storage Jars: Paint

I applied several coats of paint to the lids and fronts of the jars.

The directions say to allow an hour until adding a new coat, but by using thin coats I was able to speed up that timetable.

It only took 2 coats for good coverage on the wagon wheels.

The paint looks fabulous on all of the surfaces and does have a nice satin finish to it.

Faux Knob Storage Jars: Knobs

Once the paint is completely dry we can put the faux knobs together!

Fill the hole in the wheel with E6000 then insert the pointed tip of one of the larger diamonds into the hole.

Swirl the diamond a bit to get good coverage of the adhesive on the diamond.

Give it a few minutes to start to dry then glue the base of the wheel to the center of the lid.

Instant “knob” look with absolutely no drilling!

Plus I think this method is a lot less expensive than purchasing a lot of knobs.

I wanted my colors all mixed up so each of my jars has the 3 different colors on it.

Once the knobs are completely dry, apply the clear chalkboard coating to the paint on the front of the jars.

I applied 2 thin coats following the directions on the bottle.

I gave the chalkboard coating a good 24 hours to dry before “curing” the surface with chalk.

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I used a chalk pen to write out what will be in the jars.

And it should wipe right back off if I change my mind.

These faux knob storage jars turned out fabulous and really look great in my craft space!

And they hold so many embellishments.

>> See where I party! <<


This post was originally shared February, 2015.

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Jann Olson

Sunday 26th of August 2018

I love these colorful jars! Thanks for sharing with SYC. hugs, Jann


Wednesday 22nd of August 2018

These are so colorful and useful. Great job! Thanks for sharing on To Grandma's House We Go!


Wednesday 13th of January 2016

These really are darling! I love the idea, and I might have to make some for all kinds of things, now! Thanks so much for linking up to Throwback Thursday and hope to see you there next week, too!

Alli @ Tornadough Alli

Tuesday 12th of January 2016

Love these! The colors of then are awesome, I need to add more pops of color around my house! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday, we hope to see you again this week!

Theresa @DearCreatives

Saturday 9th of January 2016

I'd love to make some for my craft storage. I have been working on mine too. Love the colors you picked. Pinned for later.

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