How to Upcycle Empty Doritos and Old El Paso Salsa Jars into Stylish Succulents New Home

How to Upcycle Empty Doritos and Old El Paso Salsa Jars into Stylish Succulents New Home

Who doesn’t like a good salsa dip for your favorite Dorito snacks or any kind of chips?!

Each time that we visit the nearest Woolworths shop, this item is always on our list (costs AUD$2.99 each). No wonder that we have got lots of empty salsa glass jars in our kitchen storage.




Although we can send these empty jars back to the recycling bins or donating them to the nearest op-shops (which they turn selling them for AUD$0.50 each), I decided to keep every glass jar we have and wait for that awesome idea to pop. 

How to Upcycle Empty Doritos and Old El Paso Salsa Jars into Stylish Succulents New Home
How to Upcycle Empty Doritos and Old El Paso Salsa Jars into Stylish Succulents New Home
And that idea just comes in when my succulents need more room to grow. I thought of using my empty salsa jars, coz nothing more awesome than creating something new without spending much, especially for a new succulent vase. 

How to Upcycle Empty Doritos and Old El Paso Salsa Jars into Stylish Succulents New Home
I got this brilliant idea of using spray paint that I got recently from Bunnings. I chose the matte gold shade because the gold color makes everything looks expensive. I only painted the outside side and not the inside coz I don’t want the paint particles mixing with the potty soil later on. Use a mask coz the scent of the spray paint will make you dizzy or gets you high. Then let it for the next hour or more until the paint dries.

How to Upcycle Empty Doritos and Old El Paso Salsa Jars into Stylish Succulents New Home
Now that your jars are dry, time to put some new potty soil in it for the new succulents. 

How to Upcycle Empty Doritos and Old El Paso Salsa Jars into Stylish Succulents New Home
My succulents thrived so much recently (maybe they love the humidity inside my bathroom) and they started to sprout new baby succulents, so I need to transfer the mother succulents into these new golden jars. The baby succulents will stay at its original place coz it does not need more room yet.




And voila!

How to Upcycle Empty Doritos and Old El Paso Salsa Jars into Stylish Succulents New Home



Isn’t they look gorgeous?!

If you don’t have spray paint, you can use your old nail polishes, or acrylic paint and paint your creativeness designing your empty jars. 

Succulents are always good at any home, and this idea would be nice as a perfect gift for your friends or workmates. 

So, start saving your empty glass jars and don’t throw them away! Unleash your creative side and do upcycling. Trust me, it will give you good karma and become part of saving our environment (*wink).



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  1. You have the knack for turning something ordinary into a work of art. Good job!!! I've also gotten into gardening during the quarantine but I used water bottles.

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  2. Cute! You could even wrap some ribbon or twine around the area where the lid screwed on it you wanted!

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    1. That is also cool idea! But for this I prefer it naked gold :)

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  3. This is such a cute way to up cycle

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  4. This is really creative, a very good way to recycle our products at home.

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    1. I am trying to reduce the amount of trash that goes to our recycling bin :) More upcycling project soon!

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  5. Wow! so amazingly creative here, thanks for giving me an idea!

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  6. These are great ideas! We love Doritos dip so we have a good stock of empty jars that we could start with.

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    1. I just thought again that I could also use other empty bottles and containers for this project.

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  7. I love DIY-projects! Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea!

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  8. They look gorgeous and expensive :) I will try them at home.

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    1. Thank you Sarah! Gold spray paint makes everything look expensive :)

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  9. That is too cute. I really love the idea of using old and unused jars like this and turned it into a classy looking vase for our cute succulents.

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    1. No need of visiting shops to buy a new vase :)

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  10. My first thought reading the title was "WHAT Doritos come in jars?" hahaha. I reuse our jars for everything. This is just another reason to. I need more succulents in my life.

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    1. hahaha our Doritos here have its own separate dips! I was amazed and kept each jars coz they are very functional.

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  11. Woww really very cute.
    Will try soon .Thanks for sharing!

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  12. How clever! Great job making trash into treasure!

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  13. This is so cute and I love doing DYI creative like this so very artisty! Nice one!

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    1. Try it too! It is very relaxing to do crafting and helps the environment.

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  14. what a very creative and resourceful way of recycling!!! I will definately try this!!! I love reading post like this, very practical!

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  15. Nice and creative idea! The succulents we bought from Baguio last January survived and two of them needs bigger pots already. Would search now for empty jars in our pantry.

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    1. Don't throw them away! They come very handy :)

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  16. Looks like a fun project! I've been using my jars just for food stuff but I think I will go a step further and add this DIY to my "Must-do" list.

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    1. I love using empty jars as food container, and candies!

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  17. Wonderful ideas. You brought creativeness to the next level with these upcycling features.

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  18. well done! now that's what you called sustainable living! Loving your creativity here. Succulents are a trendy decorative addition to any home and easy to manage.

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    1. Thank you Rhea! I enjoyed this new lifestyle and crafting :)

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  19. So funny I have been saving my condiment jars and containers for this reason. I am regrowing celery in one of my salsa jars now.

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  20. Creativity is very important in the world we are right now, these are so beautiful and I would not be trashing my jars anymore. Thank you for this article

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  21. Oooh, that is such a pretty idea to do! I have started my urban planting, but I just might get a few succulents, too.

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  22. I dont know if this is a filipino thing but this kind of creativity of mine that i use at work always gains praise from the people i work with. This does not help lessen waste but also making use of things that lots of people think as waste

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    1. I think it isn't a Filipino thing. We only got to the stage where we appreciate and give value on things that have further use.

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  23. ang ganda ganda! simple lang ano pero the output is so gorgeous! share ko to sa friend ko who started selling pots!

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  24. I have been upcycling my glass jars to spice jars, they come very useful and handy. I might do this too.

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  25. I'll do this even not with jars of the dips. Hehe. SPray paint would be easy! I love this DIY! This is perfect to give a nice mood in your room. :)

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  26. Aaaah yes! Since succulents and cactus pet plants are booming nowadays, this is a great alternative as pots. I’ll share this to my elder sis so, she will no longer buy pots for her cactuses.

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    1. No need to buy new pots! Empty jars are way useful.

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  27. OMG. I love this idea. So simple, yet so brilliant!!! This is actually perfect because a lot of people are suddenly into gardening these days. I’m sure they’ll love to try this out for themselves.

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  28. wow! i salute to your awesome idea. instead of throwing it and buying pots.. this csn save bucks and environment as well

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    1. That is true! When I bought the sauce, technically I also bought the jars so I must not waste it.

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  29. i love the gold finish! i also don't like buying pots. i make do with what I have even big cans. you made it so fashionable.

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  30. This is an up cycle to the next level ms. blaire! So classy nung color, I really do hope na magstay sya for long.

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    1. Yup it will stay longer! And if the paint faded, just spray it again :)

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  31. Ohmygosh! This is pure genius and creative!!! I’ll definitely try this DIY! Hopefully i can buy an acrylic paint online hehe! I’d love to have a glass pot for my plants :)

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  32. those are pretty!!! would it be okay not to put holes at the bottom?

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    1. No need! Since I only use this for succulents which only needs very few water, and best inside the bathroom to absorb humidity and moisture.

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  33. That is so cute and looks elegant! I should do that too to my empty jars. Napakadami ko dito sa bahay at hindi ko to naisip before

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    1. Super cute and a lovely accent to your kitchen or bathroom.

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  34. They are so cute. Its an awesome idea. I needed an idea like this, we are redoing our balcony and this will go so well on a few shelves we instaled there.

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  35. Did not expect this idea to be awesome! Now it is time for me to check our storage boxes for the tin cans and jars we have used and timely my mom wants to build a mini-garden on our rooftop! thank you for this! Very helpful at the same time helps me to be creative nowadays, pandemic pa naman, naistuck na creativity ko, kidding!

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    1. Yes, time to check your empty jars collection! Kapakipakinabang sila :)

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  36. I love how it turned out! This is a good idea, our mother earth would love this. It's so nice and stylish and it's so easy to make. I love everything gold, so thats a plus.

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    1. Thanks you Dianne! More upcycling projects to come!

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  37. Ang cute! Bagay na bagay ito sa tita ko na naadik sa mga Succulents... dami pa naman mga empty jars and bottles sa kanila, baka sakaling gusto niyang gawin ito.

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  38. Yes to reusing / repurposing containers! I guess this design follows your current aesthetic but would be nice to paint each like a canvas for that pop of color or show of personality.

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    1. Yes, you can paint or color it whatever you want :)

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  39. Super ganda! I'm a new plantita and I looove DIYs as well. I have clay and concrete pots pa here but I sure will upcycling some of the containers here at home (sana hindi ako pagalitan ng nanay ko lol) and will share updates on my blog, too! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. That is wonderful! No need to buy new pots. May tipid kung mag upcycle ka na lang.

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  40. Spraying them gold is suuuuch a great idea! It added so much "poshness" and I think it would look so glam in an office or living room setup. Thanks for the upcycling idea!

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  41. Nice idea in fact I had succulents in my terrace garden. Now have the jade ones. Will try your idea.

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  42. This is so creative! With everything going on with nature, we must really recycle! Love your handicraft projects from clothes to things!

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    1. Thank you Mariella! More upcycling projects to share soon!

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  43. Wow! I love how you upcycled your empty jars. I am so going to try this at home. I feel like it can help make our house look less dull.

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