A Ball jar secret

Dear Affable Ally,

I’m going to let you in on a little secret.

It wasn’t mentioned by my grandmother or promoted by Coffee-mate or even on the “As seen on TV” commercials.

But it should be.  This little secret should be in every decor loving, mason jar loving, we-all-want-people-to-think-we-live-like-celebrities loving households.

Here it is.  Drum roll please…

The 15oz. Coffee-Mate Creamer lids fit on Ball jars!  Say Whaaaaaat?!  I know, right?  You can put the perfect powder pouring red lid from a Coffee-mate creamer container straight on a Ball jar and look like a Decorating Mastermind.

Ball jars with Coffee-mate Creamer lids

I know, you’re gasping at the sight of them.  Well then let me tell you this too – my sugar jar is another fantabulous idea.   All I did was trace and cut out the lid from a Morton Salt container.

I know, you want to kiss my feet and stroke my hair but it’s okay.  I love telling secrets and having you look like a guru too!

But I couldn’t leave my Coffee-mate lids red.  Oh no.  They don’t coordinate with my black and white coffee station (which you can read about HERE).  So I decided to spray the lids using Valspar Premium Finish spray paint in a black satin.  It took 10 seconds to paint them and less than an hour to dry.  So if you’re going to have a party tonight, you can get this done lickity split!

Ball jars with Coffee-Mate creamer lids painted black for a better farmhouse style look

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I’ve had people visit and ask about my little secret and when I posted it on Instagram, I had friends say they didn’t know.  Well now you do!  I can see those perfect lids painted in whatever color you need for your kitchen.  Maybe yellow, aqua blue, gray, white, mint green?  This paint comes in so many pretty colors.  No this isn’t a sponsored post.  Oh how I wish it were – I’d love to have a box of free Valspar paint or a case of Ball jars or Coffee-mate creamer!

Anyway.  I’ve added a very short video showing how easy it is to transform them.  I learned at my awesome Haven Blogger Conference that videos are now a big deal in the world of blogging and I need to jump on that train. So here it is.  If you like it then share it with your friends so I can become a nationally known blogging star!

Sincerely, Cindy  XXOO

p.s.  Don’t be too critical when judging.  It’s my first video and don’t laugh at my furry arms and man hands.  I can’t keep real or fake nails for more than a week. 😉

Here’s the Video!











Pretty Pintastic Party


  1. Barbara
    August 11, 2017 / 10:44 am

    Ok so this is genius! I just love reading your blog you are so entertaining and informative. You go girl

    • August 11, 2017 / 11:11 am

      Thank you. I love it that You love it! And where should I go – Straight to Starville?! 😉

  2. August 12, 2017 / 1:33 am

    I had no idea, that is fantastic and so genius and practical! They look so cute too which totally is a bonus, hey 😉

    • August 12, 2017 / 11:14 am

      Katrin! Thank you for visiting my blog. I know you are a busy girl with your own. Glad you like them. Happy weekend!

  3. August 13, 2017 / 3:52 pm

    That’s a cute idea Cindy! The Ball jars are much better looking now than the store-bought creamer container. Pretty genius. Thanks for sharing it at Sweet Inspiration this week!

    • August 13, 2017 / 4:21 pm

      Thank you Florence for visiting my blog. I love Link Parties and seeing all the great ideas. Have a good week!

  4. August 14, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    Well, my goodness!! Isn’t that something!! Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!!

    • August 14, 2017 / 5:39 pm

      My pleasure! Thank YOU for stopping by my blog 😊.

  5. August 15, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    Such a fabulous idea! I don’t drink coffee, but I may have to buy coffee mate just to get some lids!
    🙂 gwingal

    • August 15, 2017 / 7:07 pm

      Haha – I guess you do. Just think of all you can do with those lids though. They can house small beads, glitter, sprinkles… the list is enormous! Thanks for visiting my blog. 🙂

    • August 24, 2017 / 1:23 pm

      Thank you Jodie, I’ll add it to the link party! Happy Thursday 🙂