I just learned how to cross stitch about a year ago, and now want to embroider everything I see. I designed these "stitched" canisters for the March issue of Country Living using a free embroidery font called Home Sweet Home:
(photo via Country Living/Seth Smoot)
You can find glass cracker jars like the ones above at the Container Store. And the other day I saw some at Target, too. Get the full set of instructions to make these kitchen canisters on Country Living's website, along with lots of other ideas for "practically free" crafts.