It's official...chalkboards are no longer constrained to the classroom. With the latest surge in chalkboard paint (which comes in many different colors too), it's almost hard not to splatter it over everything and scribble away.
For this week's DIY tutorial, I created chalkboard label jars inspired by these spice jars from Anthropologie. I love the colorful lids that can brighten up any room and thought it would be fun to make my very own. Chalkboard labels are especially great, because you can simply switch up the contents of your jar and scribble on a new label. I also love painting glass jars white, because it gives it that beautiful porcelain look, which is also a nice contrast with the black chalkboard labels.
And if you haven't experimented with chalkboard paint yet, you're in for a treat!
• Glass jar with lid
• Spray paint for the lid (color of your choice)
• Piece of cardstock paper to cut out the label• Paintbrush
• Tacky glue (I used a tape runner, but recommend tacky glue for a more firm hold)
• Waterproof clear sealer spray (I like Krylon Clear Glaze)
• Remove any existing labels from the jar by soaking it in warm water and peeling away. Check out this video for some additional tips.
• Remove lid from the jar. Turn jar upside down and paint it white, following the instructions on your spray paint bottle. A few light coats should do the trick.
• Spray paint the lid with your desired color.
• While the paint dries, we can get started on the chalkboard labels. Trace your desired pattern onto a piece of cardstock paper and cut it out.
• Paint the label with chalkboard paint, following the instructions on the bottle.
• To avoid the paint from chipping, add a coat of clear sealer to the jar and lid.
• Once the jar, lid and label are completely dry, apply glue to the back of the label and attach it to the jar.