Friday, September 17, 2010
Reuse your glass jars
You’ll need….several jars ( save those jars!!) , chalkboard paint, paint tape, small foam paint brush & chalk .
Wash & dry jars well. Tape off section of jar you would like to paint. I decided to do a rectangle shape. If you want all jars to match, uses a tape measure to be sure you get the same size rectangle for each.
Paint your first coat of chalkboard paint ( available at home improvement stores). Once dry, apply 2 to 3 more coats. You want a solid black chalkboard & it may take several coats to achieve this. Allow each coat to dry before applying the next one.
Once completely dry, carefully remove paint tape. Follow directions for cure time. My paint required a 24 hour wait until I could chalk a message. The fun part is all the possibilities you could write! I decided to make my jars into a Halloween theme by adding a small wood spider tied to the middle jar.
Don’t feel like making your own but want one? Check out my etsy shop http://www.roundabout1.etsy.com/ & pick one up!
Posted by LBB at 8:52 AM