Here is an easy and inexpensive project you can make – Chalkboard Glass Jars. I simply repurposed some applesauce jars.
This is not the first time I’ve repurposed jars. I even personalized a jar to remind me of a beach vacation. There are so many cool things you could do with jars. They don’t necessarily have to be decorative. Jars can be repurposed to store items in your pantry or to hold office supplies. You could even use it hold utensils for a casual gathering.
For this project, I used chalkboard paint on my jars instead of scrapbook paper.
Projects using chalkboard paint are popular because they give your item flexibility in it’s purpose and style. All you have to do is change the words written or the pictures drawn and the item is transformed.
I am currently using the jars as Valentine’s Day décor. I drew a heart on the middle jar and parts of the arrow on both sides. (Find other Valentine’s Day ideas HERE.) Imagine what other fun drawings, words or quotes you could put on the jars whenever you feel like it. The possibilities are endless.
The materials I used for this project were jars (formerly apple sauce jars), painters tape, paint brush and gray chalkboard paint. I used Marthda Martha Stewart Crafts™ Multi-Surface Chalkboard Acrylic Paint in gray instead of the standard black.
I wanted to paint the middle part of the jars so I first placed blue painter’s tape at the top and bottom.
I then applied the chalkboard paint. I did 3 coats with at least 1 hour drying time between coats. I painted another coat after drying overnight – this was the 4th coat. I removed the blue painter’s tape. I waited another 24 hours. I lightly rubbed the entire surface with white chalk and wiped it off.
What would you do with chalkboard painted jars – use them as a vase or to hold craft supplies?