Wednesday, October 13, 2010

*Chalkboard Glass Containers*

I'm finally getting around to posting what I made last weekend. Last weekend I went to craft night @ maggie's house in WV and toted with me my thrifty $1 glass containers from Goodwill.  YES!..I got both containers for only $1 each!!  I was sooo excited when I found these because I have been reading this Eco-Crafts book and inside shows how to turn old glass jars into new and improved containers all by using chalk board paint .** I'm now totally obsessed with this chalk board paint! everyone should get some and try it out!!  I'm going to be putting our coffee and sugar in them...I'm sick of using the plastic and yucky containers...I needed something pretty and crafty!!! ;)  I'll show you how I did it.....

Supplies:
  • Old glass jars or containers
  • chalkboard paint
  • brush
  • maskin tape


Use the maskin tape to define the area of the jar that will be your chalkboard "label" ** make sure it is pressed securely so no paint smears thru.


Apply your chalkboard paint to the area with your brush

Let dry and apply 2 more coats *5min between each coat
Remove the tape after the last coat. This will ensure clean lines.
It's as simple as that!

This is what mine looked like!!

pretty isn't it?  ;)



See everybody its sooo simple!!   Their will be more chalkboard crafts in the future!


I hope you ENJOY!!!


16 comments:

  1. It's even more eco if you make your own chalkboard paint; there are tutorials out there somewhere, I was amazed!
    Love your jars!

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  2. I need some chalkboard paint! I want to paint my "flour" "Sugar" jars with chalkboard paint! Love your jars :)

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  3. yay! i cant wait to see them on display! and i like that my house looks somewhat cute in the background of your pics :)

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  4. thx everyone for the comments! Maggie~ your house Rocks!!..i could of put my jars anywhere and they would of looked great!

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  5. It's finished!!! I got the chalk today! ;)

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  6. I LOVE this idea. It's soooo cute. Great job!

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  7. I made one of these only for snacks! I love chalkboard paint!

    http://livinglifecrafty.blogspot.com/2010/08/chalkboard-snack-jar.html

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  8. Tiss Natalie And yeah I love the chalk board paint. I did a whole wall once and had my friends sign it when ever it was there first time to my place. It was like written memory to all the people I have met.

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  9. I have been wanting to try out the chalkboard paint, and after reading your post, I know I definitely want to use it in a project soon - the sooner, the better!

    I also love that you got the jars for so cheap! That's the best!

    Thanks for following my blog! I'm definitely following yours as well. Can't wait to see your other projects! :)

    Lauren
    http://31diy.blogspot.com

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  10. Wow, I love this! I think all of your projects are great (I've pretty well just read your entire blog) but this is my fave.
    Feel free to check mine out -- I am a brand new blogger :)

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  11. I absolutely LOVE this! I am definately gonna try it when I get a chance :) I could use my own coffee and sugar containers!

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  12. I love how they turned out and what a great price. I'm featuring this tomorrow. You can grab a featured button on my sidebar.

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