I've done this idea once before with an old jar I bought at the flea market (it already had a painted lid though), but after I bought a bunch of jar at a garage sale recently they sat on my counter so long that I decided they would make cute new everyday canisters in the kitchen.
These are just those anchor hocking jars you can buy at both wal-mart and target, with pieces of contact paper stuck on the front and spray paint on the lids. I think the roses cut out gives them more of an old fashioned look, like water slide decals. But the scallop cut on the small jars was too cute to resist.
I still like my old blue Martha canisters...
but this way I can easily see that we REALLY need flour. LOL