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Chalkboard Jars

Monday, July 1, 2013


I don't have to tell you that chalkboard is everywhere, you already know that.  But, did you know it is in the dollar section at Target?!  I got awesome chalkboard labels there!

When I saw them, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them.  I have seen these jars at Anthropologie many times and always thought I could make them rather than spending way too much money on them there. 

I just so happened to be making spaghetti one night last week and it dawned on me to use the sauce jar for this little chalkboard project! While the jars at Anthro are smaller, these can hold more, which  can come in handy.

While I was at it, I got carried away with some chalkboard paint for my own take on the jars, too.

This is how I made them:



What you need:


  • Glass jars (I used leftover spaghetti sauce jars)
  • Spray Paint (I used a white primer that I had on hand, which worked well since I didn't want a glossy finish)
  • Chalkboard paint
  • Chalkboard label
  • Acrylic paint (for the lid)
  • Paint brush
Instructions (Anthro Jar):


  1. Spray paint your glass jar.  Use light coats and wait until each coat is dry to spray on another layer.  I sprayed about 3 layers on mine to get my desired color.
  2. Spray paint the lid separately.  Doing so will make it easier to paint with your acrylic color later on.
  3. Once completely dry (I allowed mine to dry overnight) apply your chalkboard label where ever you want it.  If you cannot find chalkboard labels, you could trace a design and use chalkboard paint to paint on your own label. 
  4. Paint the lid with the acrylic paint color of your choosing. Allow to dry between coats.  Again, I used about 3 coats on mine.
  5. Done!  Use for storage or as a decorative item in your kitchen or home office.
Instructions (Chalkboard Jar):


  1. Paint your glass jar with chalkboard paint.  The chalkboard paint tends to show brush marks easily if you aren't careful, so apply smooth, even brush strokes.  Allow to dry (about 20 minutes) in between coats.  I used 3 coats until my jar was completely covered with none of the glass showing through.  
  2. Paint your lid with one layer of the chalkboard paint.  This will help the acrylic paint adhere to the lid better, and save you a few coats of paint. Allow to dry.
  3. Paint the lid with the acrylic paint. Allow to dry.
  4. Decorate/ label with chalk and you're all set!

 Love these jars! They are great for party decor and they make a perfect vase to give someone if you write a little message on them! And don't you just love peonies?  One of my faves! :)







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72 Responses to “Chalkboard Jars”

  1. Hey there! Here from the Blog Hop! Just wanted to let you know I'm following you via Bloglovin' and Pinterest! Hope you'll get a chance to check me out!

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  2. Hi Tracey,
    I'm stopping by today from the Pin it Tuesday Link Party.
    This is such a great idea - and really simple (I love that!) I'm pinning it to my 'DIY gifts' board.
    Hope you have a great 4th!
    -Ang
    www.jugglingactmama.com

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    1. Thanks Angela! Hope you have a great 4th too! :)

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  3. these are cute!! I love the labels!

    Thanks for linking up the to Friend Connect Blog Hop today!

    Co-Host // Justynn
    Creative Life Antics

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    1. Thanks Justynn! Have a great day! :)

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  4. New Follower and I love this idea!

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    1. Thank you Deborah! :) Have a great day!

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  5. THis is a great idea!! I actually got those chalk board labels from Target recently and wasn't so sure what to do with them. Now I know :)

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    1. Thanks Dara! Those labels are awesome! I was surprised that for $1 they actually write on/erase well! Have a happy 4th! :)

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  6. Very cute! Love them! Thanks for sharing at Party In Polka Dots!!! :)

    Shelley

    www.piggyinpolkadots.com

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    1. Thank you Shelley! And thanks for hosting!:)

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  7. I just got given a dozen mason jars - I was just going to cover them with burplap and twine, but now you've given me inspiration to go one step further.
    Stopping over from Tea Party Tuesdays

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    1. Glad to hear it! I do love the ones I've seen wrapped with burlap, too! Have fun! :)

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  8. Hi, stopping by from Jenny Evolution. I love the look of these jars. I have a lot of these laying around and this would be a cute idea to use them. Thanks for posting it.

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    1. Thank you Kate! I usually throw the jars away, but it was such an easy project that I think I'll same them from now on! :)

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  9. SUPER TRABALHO,PARABÉNS.VALÉRIA.(BRASIL).

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  10. These are so cute ... and now I'll be scouring my Target dollar bins for chalkboard paint! Who knew!!!???

    :) Linda

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    1. Thank you Linda! I got the chalkboard labels from Target and the paint at Home Depot :)

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  11. These are so cute!! Love them!

    I've nominated you for the Liebster Award.

    Here's the link: http://3monkeysmommy.blogspot.ca/2013/07/the-liebster-award.html#more

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    1. Thank you so much Kristen! Have a wonderful day! :)

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  12. These are so cute! Thanks for sharing! Don't you love what you can find in the Target dollar bins?!?

    Allison @ www.allisonskinnyjeans.com

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    1. Thank you Allison! Yes, I love those bins! :) Have a good day!

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  13. What a cute idea and so simple. they look adorable.
    Have a wonderful week
    Bev
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

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    1. Thank you Bev! Hope you have a wonderful week as well!

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  14. Thanks so much for sharing at my Twirl & Take a Bow Party. Stop by House on the Way tomorrow to see your chalkboard jars featured!
    Leslie
    www.houseontheway.com

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    1. Thank you so much for the feature! Have a great day! :)

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  15. love the idea! seriously, what can't we use with a little paint!?!?!
    - Lauren

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    1. I know, right?! Thanks Lauren! :)

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  16. I just told my husband about chalkboard paint and how I want to use it to put a small menu on our kitchen wall and to paint my mason jars in my new kitchen. great timing and great project! Stopping by from the On Display Monday Link Party.

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    1. We have a chalkboard wall in my kitchen and love it! Thank you for stopping by! :)

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  17. Coming from the HouseontheWay Link party. These are sooo cute!! I have got to find some of these labels!!
    Shawna

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    1. Thank you Shawna! If you can't find them at Target (I really had to dig in those bins!) I have seen some similar ones at Michael's :)

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  18. Hi Alyssa, These are so cute! & funny thing the Mr. said recently why do you have so many jars saved? lol. What are you going to do with them? Adding to the list. Thanks for sharing & linking up at DearCreatives.com Theresa

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    1. Good timing! Now you can give him an answer, lol! Thank you for stopping by!

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  19. Hi! Stopping by from Ducks 'n a Row blog hop. Love this! I am going to try this with sauce jars. Pinned and following via Bloglovin'
    ~Jackie @ The Non-Martha Momma

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  20. I have wanted to paint jars....now I REALLY NEED TOO!! these are so fun!!


    I would love for you to come link up to my Paint Party going on now http://startathome.blogspot.com/2013/07/paint-party.html
    Hope to see you there
Brooke
Start @ Home

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    1. Thank you! I am a little late but I linked up! Thank you for the invite! :)

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  21. Thank you so much for sharing at Redoux! I didn't know you could buy the chalkboard labels at Target, getting some ASAP!

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    1. Thank you! I didn't know either, I saw them on someone's instagram and HAD to get them! Lol

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  22. What a great idea! I have an empty pickle jar that has been sitting under my sink for 6 months because I couldn't figure out what to do with it. Looks like I just found it! :-)
    Amy
    www.justdoityall.com

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    1. Yay! Hope you finally get that jar out from under the sink! :) Have a great day!

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  23. This is such a cute idea!! Can't wait to try it!

    Pinned it! Thanks so much for sharing with us this weekend at One Sharendipity Place!

    Krys @thet2women.com and www.worshipingwhilewaiting.blogspot

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    1. Thank you Krystle! Have a great day! :)

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  24. We buy honey in gallon jars and I love using them for storage, this idea will work great on them!

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    1. Great! Thank you for stopping by! :)

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  25. Found you at Pinworthy Projects... these are totally pinworthy! Love them... pinning!!
    Krista

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  26. These are really cute. I've seen a lot being done with chalkboard lately.

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

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    1. Thank you Lanaya! Looking forward to co-hosting next weekend! :)

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  27. Love it! I have seen labels that were pretty expensive - I have also seen baskets at Walmart with chalkboard tags -love making our own - these jars are wonderful! I am so delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for hosting :) Have a great night!

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  28. Love these! Thanks for sharing! Stopped by from the And Sew We Craft Together linky party.

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for stopping by! :)

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  29. So cute!! There are so many creative ideas with chalkboard paint. I would love for you to share this on my Sweet Tooth Tuesdays link party. It's not just for recipes, but DIY projects and crafts too. I'm sure my readers would love this idea.
    http://sarahlynnssweets.blogspot.com/2013/07/sweet-tooth-tuesdays-10.html

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    1. Thank you ! And thank you so much for the invite! Headed over now! :)

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  30. Very cute Alyssa. I love anything chalkboard. Guess I need to head to Target. thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you Jann, so do I! Thanks for hosting! :)

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  31. They look great! Thanks for sharing.

    And thanks so much for linky up with And Sew We Craft Together!
    http://www.andsewwecraft.com/2013/07/and-sew-we-craft-together-link-party/

    Amy x

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    1. Thank you Amy! And thanks for hosting :)

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  32. So cute! I'm obsessed with chalkboard paint right now, so this is right up my alley! And the labels are perfect. Great Target find!

    Erin@ elizabethjoandesigns.com

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  33. These jars are adorable. I will be crafting these with my daughter in the near future :) Roechelle @ http://www.hugatreewithme.com

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  34. Oh my word, these are ADORABLE!!! You did an amazing job Alyssa!!

    I’d love it if you linked this up over at Living Well Spending Less for Thrifty Thursday this week! http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/category/thrifty-thursday/

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  35. Congratulations! You've been featured on this week's Martha Mondays! :) Swing by to pick up a "Featured" button and do a little bragging! :)

    http://www.watchoutmartha.net/2013/07/martha-mondays-link-up-party-features_28.html

    Amanda
    www.watchoutmartha.net

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  36. Love the multi use of these! And they look great too! Pinning to my jar board. Thanks for sharing at All Things Pretty!

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  37. I love these cute chalkboard jars! So stinkin' cute! This fabulous post will be featured at Great Idea Thursday's! Thanks so much for sharing :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

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  38. Our Best Of The Weekend party goes live in 30 minutes and I am featuring these jars! I love them! :)
    xoxo
    Claire @ ALittleClaireification.com

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