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Have you seen all of the chalkboard painted glasses and jars that are popping up all over Pinterest?
I think they are pretty cool so I decided to give it a try. I found two large jars that had flat sides that I thought would be perfect for this project.
I made one for my sister-in-law for Christmas and filled it with Heavenly Homemaker’s whole wheat quick baking mix (One batch fit perfectly.), and I made one jar for myself.
If you would like to paint with chalkboard on glass here are the supplies you will need.
- Glass Jar
- Chalkboard Paint
- Painter’s Tape
- Foam Brush
- Newspaper or something else to cover your work surface
- Baking Sheet
The first thing you will need to do is tape off the area you want to paint using the painter’s tape.
Then, use the foam brush to apply as many coats of chalkboard paint as needed to cover the glass. Be sure to let each coat dry thoroughly before adding the next.
The picture below is what my jars looked like after just one coat. I think I painted four coats on them when all was said and done.
Let the jars dry completely before taking the tape off. I let mine dry overnight.
To set the paint, place the jars, on a baking sheet, into a cold oven. Then turn the oven on to 300 degrees.
Once the oven has preheated (usually 10 minutes) set a timer for 30 minutes. At the end of 30 minutes turn the oven off but do not remove the jars until the oven has cooled.
Once the jars are cool they are ready to use. Before writing on the jars, take a piece of chalk and rub it on the chalkboard paint and then wipe it off.
Tip: If you have a crayon sharpener you can use it to make a fine point which makes writing on the jars much easier.
I chose to only use chalkboard paint on one side of the jars because I wanted to add a few recipes to the jar.
To make the labels I measured the side of the jar and then typed up the recipes in Word. I even made a label for the lid with the recipe for making more of the baking mix. I used contact paper to attach the recipes to the jar.
I think these DIY chalkboard paint jars that would be a nice addition to any kitchen. I know I will enjoy using mine. 🙂