Paint Organization using Mason Jars - Printable

By Wednesday, October 17, 2012 ,

I have dozens of gallon cans with 1/4 gallon of paint in them. It has been such a headache finding somewhere to store them. Add in the fact that most are dented, dirty, rusted and just a plain eye sore. Until I saw a great idea over at iheartorganizing where she placed the leftovers in matching Mason jars.

Bought a 12 pack of Wide Mouth Quart jars at Walmart and found another 3 in Goodwill. Using a quart leaves you enough paint for a small project or touch-ups, however if you plan to paint a room or large project with the paint then you'll definitely want to save all the extra you have.

I began by marking the jar on the bottom with a number. Then writing down all the information I could gather from the can on a piece of paper beside the matching number. Poured the paint into the Quart jar, sealed lid, moved on the next following the same pattern. All the information gathered will be transferred to a Reference chart, which you can download here for free:

I transferred the information that I mainly wanted on the jar on labels designed in Silhouette Studio (The program is very easy to use and there are many tutorials for the print and cut feature). Printed the labels on Silhouette Printable White Sticker Paper (Making sure to include registration marks for cutting) from my Epson Printer (which I love although we have had our disagreements). Then I loaded it into my Silhouette Cameo using the mat and cut out the labels. No, I didn't match up my label colors to the paint in the jars, mainly because most of my paint is white, too boring ;)