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
- 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.
- Spray paint the lid separately. Doing so will make it easier to paint with your acrylic color later on.
- 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.
- Paint the lid with the acrylic paint color of your choosing. Allow to dry between coats. Again, I used about 3 coats on mine.
- Done! Use for storage or as a decorative item in your kitchen or home office.
- 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.
- 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.
- Paint the lid with the acrylic paint. Allow to dry.
- 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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