DIY Chalkboard Mason Jars

July 11, 2013

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This week I combined two of my favorite things and it turned out perfect. Chalkboard paint + mason jars = LOVE.

File this under super cute project that's also pretty easy.


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First, pick up some wide mouth mason jars. I've seen these at Target and Walmart.

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Tape off any areas you want kept clear and paint with chalkboard paint. I wasn't sure what look I would like best so I started off with one entire jar painted in chalkboard paint and one jar with just the bottom painted. I ended up liking the half-painted one the best!

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Make sure you use painters tape so that you get a nice clean line. I used 3 coats of paint on each jar.

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This chalkboard paint is the best! I've been using it for over a year and there is still a ton left. This project probably would have been easier with spray chalkboard paint, but this is what I had on hand. I've found that the coverage of the real chalkboard paint is better than the spray paint version.

After your third coat carefully peel off the tape and let it dry for a few hours.

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The decorate as you please! We planted some herbs in each jar for my sister-in-law and I used chalk to label the jars. A word of warning: it's really hard to write on these jars with chalk. I did the "flowers" mason jar at the top of this post with a sliver sharpie and it was SO much easier. But I like that with the chalk you can change them up whenever you like!

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And that's it! I can't wait to see them when they start to grow!

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22 Responses to “DIY Chalkboard Mason Jars”

  1. Such a cute a idea! I love using chalk board paint on pretty much everything.

    Erica
    thenewnorms.blogspot.com

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  2. Ahhh! I've been on the lookout for a cute, inexpensive gift for our daycare provider and this is BEYOND perfect!

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  3. OMG love this!!! What a great gift idea!!

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  4. Oh!!! I love the idea of planting herbs in them!!!!!!

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  5. Love those, I definitely have to add those to my DIY list!

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  6. Love this! Especially since I totally have chalkboard paint AND mason jars at home already!! So so cute for pretty much anything and everything!

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  7. Novel idea and so cute!!

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  8. What a cute, fun idea!!

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  9. So cute, great job!

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  10. Yup, I love this and I will probably do it now. What is it about chalkboard paint that immediately makes everything so much better?!

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  11. So cute! What a great idea for growing herbs!

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  12. These turned out SO cute! I will definitely have to remember this little project! & I agree that spray paint probably would have been easier but, I don't like the way it goes on & dries. It seems to chip way too easily & that does not make me happy after all my time & effort spent!

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  13. Such an adorable project!! And easy too! Even I could do this!

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  14. Such a cute idea!! Love it!!

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  15. I love my chalkboard markers that work well on any chalk surface. These look so fun!

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  16. I am addicted to chalkboard paint and mason jars. Cute (and easy) project!!!

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  17. Love it! Hydrangeas are my 3rd favorite thing ;)

    http://hellonewlywedlife.blogspot.com/

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  19. These are super cute!

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  20. I love them! Thanks Julie!

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