“Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? Who me? Yes, you! Not me! Then who?” Wow, having flashbacks to my childhood! I haven’t sang that song since middle school.
Anyways, nobody stole the cookies because we ate them. Haha. But, I did technically steal my own cookie jar. It was just a glass jar with a lid that is now in my laundry room. Tonight as I was baking cookies I realized I had no jar for them!
My first instinct was a late night trip to Target to see what I could find (as if I really need an excuse to go to Target). I’m sure I would of found a cookie jar and a hundred dollars worth of other items, I just couldn’t live without!
So, in an effort to not blow a whole bunch of money (because I literally have no self control at Target, haha) I decided to use what I already have. When I bought the oversized mason jars (in the picture above) for my flour, sugar, etc. I put away my old stainless steal canisters. I planned on donating them, but just hadn’t got around to it. I grabbed the largest one and knew it’d be perfect…
…except it didn’t have the words Cookies on it. No problem, I grabbed my supplies.
I actually picked up these letter stencils from Marshalls about a year ago and had yet to use them. I think this set was $3. They also still sell them at Michael’s but I think they are about $7 (use a coupon). I had the Martha Stewart stenciling tools from another project a few years ago and some “all surface” Martha Stewart craft paint.
I placed my adhevsive stencil letters on the canister. The stencils have just enough stick to them, which makes it so much easier than a regular stencil (no taping it down or worrying it’s going to move).
I decided to use black paint and started “pouncing” with the smallest pouncing tool. I’m not even sure if pouncing is a technical term, but whatever.
After the “pouncing” remove the stencil carefully. Don’t let it dry – I made that mistake. But don’t worry it comes with instructions. I guess I shoulda read those first, huh? Ps look at those plates!
So at this point I wasn’t really a fan of the black, and decided to try white. But, instead of wiping the black off I was curious to see how they would look together.
The bright white really popped against the stainless, so I continued on with the rest of the letters.
As you can see in the picture my stencil started to build up a lot of paint. I cleaned it off in the sink and dryed it with a paper towel, and it didn’t work very well. Again, I should of read those instructions – I was supposed to wipe the stencil with a wet towel immediately before the paint dryed. So now these are my stencils, oh well they were only $3.
I cleaned up and let my new cookie jar dry for a few minutes. With the Martha Stewart paint, it says it needs to cure 21 days and then can be used with food and is dishwasher safe. Since we (okay, okay, I) already ate the cookies, my jar will have plenty of time to dry before I’ll be baking again. I just love how it turned out!