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Have you ever opened your cabinet only to be faced with unmarked packages of bulk from the grocery store? Small bags of oats, large bags of brown rice, and assorted dried fruits are all common sights. True, there’s plastic containers. But what fun is that?

One of the many projects in Stencil Me In has just the thing: custom mason jars! With contact paper and spray paint, you can create any design or marking you want. Or, if you want to make the ones with the symbols shown here, you can do that, too. Do the symbols really mean “rice” and “oats?” They do if you want them to!

Use the downloadable PDFs below to get started. There’s some basic stenciling and spray-painting how-to, as well as a larger photo of the project and templates to trace (if you so desire).

Like what you see?  Stencil Me In, which includes more than two-dozen full-size stencils, is on sale 50% off today and tomorrow on BN.com (along with lots of other craft titles in the 50% Off Summer Activities Sale).

A page on stenciling basics.

A quick intro to spray painting inside a stencil.

And the project page (with the templates in the upper left)

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