10+ Oui Jar Crafts to Try Today!

My husband and I discovered Oui yogurt by Yoplait.  We’ve been loyal Chobani consumers for many years now, but we wanted to try something new.  Oui is delicious and has a smoother texture.  Under the lid, there are things to say Oui to, like fresh flowers or adventure. Besides that, it comes in the cutest little glass jars that you can use for so many things!  I found more than 10 Oui Jar Crafts to repurpose those cute glass jars. 

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Craft #1: Dot Paint a Mandala on a Oui Jar

My favorite thing to do with empty glass jars is to dot paint mandalas.  Here’s a step by step guide to doing just that: 

Follow These Steps to Dot Paint Your Own Mandala On An Empty Oui Jar

Step 1: First you have to remove the labels from the jars.  I’ve found that it is easier to get them off cleanly while running hot water on them.  Then I wash them in the dishwasher.  The labels were harder to remove when I washed them in the dishwasher first.  It still wasn’t difficult, but it left a sticky residue that I wiped off with some alcohol.  That’s an extra step, which means extra time.

 

Step 2: Decide on a design. I found a free printable mandala online at here at donteatthepaste.com.  I reduced the size to 2” X 2” or somewhere close to that to make it fit on the jar.  Then, I taped the image on the inside of the jar.

 

Step 3: I used the template as a guide to make my dots.  I got my dotting tools from Amazon, but you can make your own by sticking a pin in the eraser of a pencil.  (Use what you have and experiment with different size dots)  I used regular acrylic paint or leftover paint from various craft kits my kids have gotten. You have to play around with the best consistency and techniques.  I’m still not very good at it, but it is fun and a good stress reliever.

 Step 4: My dots never end up just like the printed image, but it helps me stay somewhat even and gives me an idea of the shapes and sizes to use.  

 

Step 5: Keep adding dots until you are happy with your design.  Let it dry.

 

Step 6: Once the paint is dry, remove the image from inside the jar and Viola! Say Oui to a cute little jar.  You can spray the paint with a sealer.  Keep eating yogurt and saving jars because there are so many other things you can do with these!

 

Oui Jar Crafts

Craft #2: Use Acrylic Paint and Sharpie Markers to Make a LEGO Man Oui Jar

I poured acrylic paint in a jar, covered it with Press-N-Seal wrap, and shook it until the inside was covered.  I propped it upside down on some toothpicks on a paper plate to let the paint dry.  Then I colored a face on the outside with a permanent marker. I tried to make it look like a LEGO man.  I used this as a utensil holder for my little Bud’s LEGO birthday party (Read all about it!).  Unfortunately, glass and concrete do not mix 🙁

Lego themed painted Oui jar

Craft #3: Create a Diamond Painting with Leftover Diamonds on an Empty Oui Jar

Use your leftover diamonds from your Diamond Painting kits to create a unique piece of art! 

Read my Diamond Art for Beginners post to see my step-by-step instructions for how to create a diamond painting on a Oui jar.

Pokemon Ball Diamond Painting on Glass Oui Jar

What Crafts Will You Make With Your Oui Jars?

HAVE AN ABUNDANCE OF GLASS JARS? THESE LADIES CAN HELP WITH THAT! CLICK ON EACH IMAGE TO TAKE YOU TO THEIR AWESOME IDEAS!

Christmas Decor Oui Jar
Christmas Decor Oui Jar
Christmas Decor Oui Jar

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Which craft are you going to try out first? Let me know in the comments below!

10 Comments

  1. Rachel

    I have been saving Oui jars because I knew they could be used for something creative! This is perfect. I love the dot painting idea; so fun!

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    • Lifebetweenthedishes

      Oui jars are really so versatile when it comes to crafting. I hope you found some inspiration 🙂

      Reply
  2. Jason A Conway

    I am not a big crafts person but from this article I think that my creative wife would love this idea for something like christmas gifts or birthday gifts. These ideas look really simple and creative to do. I may give it a try myself when I find the time. I do think that this article would be great on pinterest. Thanks.

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    • Lifebetweenthedishes

      Thanks so much! I hope you find a craft you and your wife can enjoy!

      Reply
  3. Katrina

    LOVE love LOVE! I appreciate the step by step instructions. lol I am a “follow each line” person. These are so cute and so many great ideas to get started. Thanks!

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    • Lifebetweenthedishes

      Thanks! I have to have step-by-steps myself! 🙂

      Reply
  4. Tasha

    This is great! I’m going to try this with my daughter!

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    • Lifebetweenthedishes

      Thanks Tasha! I love crafting with my daughter, too!

      Reply
  5. Katrina Crandall

    Wow, so many great ideas for making old jars look beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration. My daughter and I will have fun with this craft project!

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    • Lifebetweenthedishes

      Thanks Katrina! My daughter and I love crafting together, too!

      Reply

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