I had my eye on Anthropologie's "A Real Hoot Canister" cookie jar for ages. It was so darn adorable. But who buys a cookie jar that's $68? I mean, they're basically ornamental right?
No. No they're not. Let me tell you about this. The most fascinating, riveting, enchanting tale you'll ever hear.
So I was in Target one day, A delightful 1 hour staycation escape from the demands of urban working motherhood. All of a sudden I came across an adorable (cheap at $20) all-white owl cookie jar that was remarkably similar to the Anthropologie cookie jar I'd been coveting for months.
I can be a little crafty. Not a lot. But I figured I had the medicore amount of artistic talent that would be required to transform that boring white cookie jar into a look-alike Anthropologie Real Hoot Canister. So I hit up the Hobby Lobby for some $1 craft paints; I got blue, pink, brown, and black. I had some fine tipped paint brushes already. I channeled my inner-Bob Ross and copied the Hoot Canister as closely as I could. It's not perfect... but I kind of like it even more because I made it. And I saved money.
It makes me happy every time my adorable perfect little children put their cute tiny little hands in the cookie jar. It's just quintessential Norman Rockwell childhood memory material that makes my heart happy. Saving $50 is just the cherry on top.