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xx   JAR

Photo shows how to make a contemporary canister set from clear acrylic plastic. Est. cost: $12.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 69

Ten projects that are made from ordinary household throwaways. (1) Pillows from old shirts, (2) hanging planters, (3) decorative glass bottles, (4) woven brown paper placemats, (5) rug crocheted from plastic wrappers, (6) rug braided from pantyhose, (7) pillow tops appliqued with lingerie trim, (8) canister set from coffee cans, (9) patchwork coverlet from old scarves, and (10) weaving with old neckties.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1974 (v.52#4) pg. 52, 102

Craft projects from castoffs include a canister set made from coffee cans. Sides are covered with strips of leather and twine. Lids are made from blocks of wood with metal rings added for knobs.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1974 (v.52#4) pg. 55, 102

Projects to give a kitchen a facelift include an old metal canister set revitalized with a fabric covering.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1975 (v.53#1) pg. 62, 44

Photo shows a wall rack from pine that holds half-gallon wine bottles that are used as canisters.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 93

Counter-top stow-all is an oak cabinet with twelve compartments for plastic boxes to hold flower, sugar, pasta, etc. Est. cost: $45.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1978 (v.56#7) pg. 83

Kitchen pigeonholes are incorporated into a storage ledge for often-used foods in see-through containers.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1978 (v.56#11) pg. 87

Tip: Turn plain glass jars into handsome containers by making wooden jar lids. Estimated cost: $2.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1980 (v.58#7) pg. 93, 126

Country canisters. A wooden canister set with two compartments is shaped like a half-barn. Make two of them and your have a total of four storage compartments (accessed by removing the roof sections) which serve as bookends for cookbooks.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Feb 1999 (v.22#4) pg. 40

Dry food bin. Wooden container with a lift-up see-through plastic top, is divided into three compartments. Use it to store dry foods (beans, sugar, etc.) Est. cost:$12.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1980 (v.3#11) pg. 44

Country canister set includes 4 wooden canisters with lift-off square tops, a mug rack and a recipe box.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1988 (v.12#3) pg. 22

Storyteller cookie jar. Greenware cookie jar depicts an Indian grandmother telling stories to her grandchildren as they climb all over her. Painted with underglaze. Gridded design pattern is included.
CERAMIC ARTS & CRAFTS Nov 1990 (v.36#3) pg. 105

Ceramic canisters shaped like houses are painted with underglaze colors.
CERAMIC ARTS & CRAFTS Oct 1994 (v.40#2) pg. 29

Hexagonal ceramic canisters are decorated using lead-free glazes and the majolica technique.
CERAMIC ARTS & CRAFTS Nov 1994 (v.40#3) pg. 47

Ceramic cookie jar is decorated on the outside with gingerbread shapes. Painted with glazes.
CERAMIC ARTS & CRAFTS Dec 1994 (v.40#4) pg. 81

Airbrushed desert landscape pattern is used to decorate a ceramic canister and soft soap dispenser.
CERAMICS Nov-Dec 1990 (v.27#3) pg. 34

Custom kitchen set consists of a ceramic canister and napkin holder which have been decorated using airbrushing.
CERAMICS Nov-Dec 1990 (v.27#3) pg. 36, 51

Ceramic cookie jar with a Santa, sleigh and reindeer molded into the outside. Painted with underglaze colors.
CERAMICS Jul 1994 (v.30#11) pg. 62

Baskets of nature's bounty. Ceramic canisters, shaped like woven baskets, feature tops that are molded like heaping mounds of various fruits. Painted with underglaze colors.
CERAMICS Aug 1994 (v.30#12) pg. 4

Folk-art flower motifs to paint on a purchased stoneware canister set using permanent acrylic enamels that are baked-on in a regular oven.
CRAFTS Sep 1992 (v.15#9) pg. 22, 59

Strawberry canister set. Tole painting designs and patterns used to decorate wooden canisters with strawberry and leaf motifs and name of the contents (flour, sugar, ...).
CRAFTS Jun 1995 (v.18#6) pg. 20, 41

Country kitchen cookie jar has gingham top trimmed with lace and ribbons. The jar is filled with salt dough cookies that look like chocolate chip cookies.
CRAFTS Aug 1997 (v.20#8) pg. 38

Country canister set. Bisque canister set is stenciled with sunflower and birdhouse motifs.
CRAFTS Sep 1997 (v.20#9) pg. 40

How to use magazine and recipe clippings to decoupage canisters, wastebaskets and recipe boxes. Instructions for decorating a canister set.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1974 (v.4#9) pg. 18

Quick and easy tin can storage canisters. Useful as well as decorative
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jan-Feb 1981 (v.12#1) pg. 22

Make an octagonal Chippendale-style tea caddy out of wood. Design is circa 1775.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Oct 1981 (v.12#5) pg. 50

Nineteen things you can make from coffee cans. Includes a canister set.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 9 1979 (v.92#14) pg. 108, 158

Set of three wooden canisters large enough to hold 3-lb. of rice, 5-lb. of sugar and 5-lb. of flour without overflow. Est. cost: $11.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 23 1984 (v.97#15) pg. 112, 174

Tip on using clear plastic tennis-ball cans to store a variety of items.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #90 Aug-Sep 1994 pg. 34

Jolly candy jars. Clear glass jars (canisters) are decorated with Con-Tact Brand paper, ribbons, etc.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Nov 1990 (v.211#5) pg. 290, 128

Tip: Make simple kitchen canisters from ordinary glass jars. Spray paint the glass for decoration. Leave a strip of clear glass (using masking tape) so you can see what is inside.
HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1986 (v.11#6) pg. 14

Fabric "cottage" serves to hide cookie jar.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jul-Aug 1982 (v.27#4) pg. 81, 103

Make quilted "especially for you" gift bag, kitchen jar cover and "Kris Kringle's cookie castle".
NEEDLE & THREAD Sep-Oct 1984 (v.4#5) pg. 18, 28, 30, 31, 47

Puppy shaped cookie container. Crocheted "pup" covers a 2-liter plastic bottle.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Nov-Dec 1980 (v.3#6) pg. 16, 50

Goodie can made by needlepointing plastic canvas is used for storing holiday cookies and candies.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Nov-Dec 1981 (v.4#6) pg. 12

Crocheted doggie treat canister is shaped like a fireplug. A 1# coffee can serves as the framework.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jul-Aug 1983 (v.6#4) pg. 13, 46

A set of five wooden canisters you can build from 3/4" white pine.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1977 (v.24#12) pg. 91

Festive holiday jars. Greenware biscuit jars with lids are glazed in red and green. They are labeled "Holiday Candy" or "Holiday Cookies."
POPULAR CERAMICS #496 Nov 1990 (v.41#4) pg. 88

Ceramic "T-Rex" cookie jar firing and painting tips.
POPULAR CERAMICS #533 Jan 1994 (v.44#6) pg. 60

Ceramic canister set is glazed using sponge painting techniques.
POPULAR CERAMICS #537 May 1994 (v.44#10) pg. 32

Cow country kitchen. Painting various ceramic objects which feature a cow motif. Includes cookie jar, teapot, sugar bowl, and creamer.
POPULAR CERAMICS #538 Jun 1994 (v.44#11) pg. 26

Old-time grocery-bin style canister set. A wooden cabinet with five bins. Each bin has a separate door that opens up for access to the bin. The doors are set at an angle and have a glass insert.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1975 (v.144#4) pg. 100

Plexiglas cubes, made in various sizes, can be used for many things, including canisters, tables, stools, storage boxes, terrariums, etc. Instructions on how to make the cubes and simple bases and tops.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1974 (v.204#1) pg. 88, 122

How to build a kitchen shelf that holds a canister set and has a rod for hanging pots and pans beneath the shelf. Shelf is 48" long and built from a 2x8.
SUNSET May 1977 (v.158#5) pg. 156

Turn empty glass jars into personalized canisters. How to cover the metal lids of glass jars with decorative tops made from bakers clay. Five unique lids are shown.
SUNSET Dec 1977 (v.159#6) pg. 80

How to make canister sets from olive oil cans by cutting wooden lids.
SUNSET Oct 1980 (v.165#4) pg. 164

Tip: Build "matching" canisters for your kitchen by covering plywood boxes with the same ceramic tile used for your backsplash.
SUNSET Apr 1983 (v.170#4) pg. 159

Lebkuchen cookie tin is painted with Christmas trees and children's toys.
TOLE WORLD #125 Nov-Dec 1993 (v.17#6) pg. 48

Hexagonal canister made from molding.
WOMAN'S DAY Nov 4 1980 (v.44#2) pg. 90, 149

Oak kitchen canisters are shaped like miniature "bins" with sloping hinged tops that lift-up. The tops have glass "windows" so you can see the contents.
WOOD MAGAZINE #15 Feb 1987 (v.4#1) pg. 72

Tips on finishing wooden canisters with Salad Bowl Finish to minimize odor problems.
WOOD MAGAZINE #35 Jun 1990 (v.7#3) pg. 28

Round wooden cookie jar (canister) begins as a hollow octagonal turning blank which is later equipped with a circular top and base. Overall dimensions: 9" tall, 7" diameter.
WOOD MAGAZINE #69 Apr 1994 (v.11#3) pg. 70

Wooden canister is made by laminating various color woods into a blank and then turning and finishing on a lathe.
WOODSMITH #14 Mar 1981 pg. 14

Make a wooden canister set which feature wooden cylinders turned inside and out on a lathe. The cylinder blank begins as an octagonal-shaped blank assembled using stave construction.
WOODSMITH #25 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 10, 8

Kitchen canister. Wooden cabinet features a three-piece lid that opens to reveal 3 plastic storage containers for flour, coffee, suger, etc. Could be modified for more or less containers.
WOODSMITH #74 Apr 1991 pg. 26

Make wooden tops for glass jars by turning a decorative wood top and then gluing the regular metal jar top into the hollowed out wood top.
WOODWORKER #1019 Oct 1978 (v.82) pg. 460

Wooden biscuit barrel (cookie jar) features wavy spirals running from top to bottom. How to make the laminated turning blank and turn the canister on a lathe one layer at a time.
WOODWORKER Nov 1994 (v.98#11) pg. 66

Wooden rack holds two standard goldfish globes for use as cookie jars or canisters. Make tight-fitting wooden lids to seal the globes.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1977 (v.1#2) pg. 11

Kitchen canister set. Four "square" wooden containers feature sides which converge "pyramid style". Each canister has a plastic liner to make cleaning easier.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1984 (v.8#2) pg. 40

Kitchen canister set. Four sizes of wooden canisters with decorative dovetail keyed joinery at the miters.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1987 (v.11#3) pg. 28

Cookie jar holder. Wooden framework holds two large clear plastic cookie jars (canisters) shaped like hexagons. The framework could also serve as a shelftop bookrack. Overall dimensions of framework: 12" long, 9" deep, 10" tall.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1990 (v.14#2) pg. 42

How to make a wall-hung rack for holding canisters. The 21" long rack is made with wooden end pieces and dowels as the shelf to support the cans.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1974 (v.30#3) pg. 62

Wooden kitchen canisters assembled with finger joints. Decorative wooden boxes made in a variety of sizes can be used as canisters.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1980 (v.36#3) pg. 48

Spacious wooden bin, with slanted, drop-down front, was originally used to store sugar or flour. May also be used as a telephone desk, boot storage rack, etc. Dimensions: 23" wide, 25" tall, 15" deep.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1980 (v.36#3) pg. 76

Carousel caddy equipped with 5 wooden canisters may be used to hold spices, desk accessories, etc.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1981 (v.37#6) pg. 24

Cookie tin cabinet. Wall-hung rack displays five of the large, drum-shaped metal containers in which cookies, fruit cakes, etc. are packed.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1987 (v.43#1) pg. 16