How to make Lego head jars - IKEA hack

lego jar craft

Do you have Lego everywhere? We do and it's not my daughter's fault either! My husband is a huge collector and when we we renting a property we had a spare room which we quite aptly called "The Lego Room" now we own our own home we don't have the luxury of that extra room, and even if we did (it would be mine and Chloe's study, blogging, you tube room!) So storage is always a must. We have a large container for the bulk of his Lego but he wanted something for his tiny pieces of Lego so they don't get lost or worse HOOVERED UP!!! 

We had a few glass spice jars handy and I had recently bought some yellow spray paint to upcycle some furniture so we made this very quick but very effective Lego craft tutorial,

How to make Lego head jars


  • Small glass jars (we used Ikea spice jar set)
  • Yellow Spray paint
  • Black sharpie pen
  • white acrylic paint
  • Fine detail paint brush
materials needed

Step 1:

Spay paint your glass jars in a well ventilated area or outside if you can, make sure you have some paper or cardboard underneath to protect the area when spraying. Leave to dry. 

how to make Lego head jars

Step 2:

With a black sharpie pen or permanent marker pen draw the Lego head features, I used our mass collection to pick our favouite expressions.

how to make a Lego head glass jar

Step 3:

Use a fine detail paint brush and white acrylic paint to add the finishing touches to the Lego storage jars.

Lego head storage jar

These would make an ideal gift for an avid collector or possibly a fathers day gift? 

How to make a Lego head storage jar

I'm quite pleased how they turned out, though maybe I would suggest doing a second layer of spray paint after the first one dried. To make them look more even and bright.

We also made a different type of leg jar D.I.Y which you can sew HERE!

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how to make lego head jars

I can see lots of versions of these, minion heads perhaps?

Me, The Man & The Kids

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