I don’t know about you, but I’m always concocting some herb or spice blend that ends up in a little plastic bag in the back of my spice cabinet. It inevitably gets forgotten, and when I do find it eons later, I have no idea what it was, because of course, I never labeled it.
I found a solution and it works like a dream! Chalkboard Spice Jars! These handy little jars have organized my homestead spice cabinet perfectly.
Please forgive the photography. These photos were taken almost 4 years ago with a really sad little camera. But they should give you a pretty good idea of the process.
Note: I’m moving this over from my other blog because I think it’s a far better fit on this one. So if you follow me there, you might have already seen this.
- 1 small jar of chalkboard paint (any hardware store will have it)
- 1 small paint roller
- 1 paint tray
- Masking tape or painters tape
- Newspaper to protect work surfaces
Step 1 – Choose your jars.
Step 2 – Tape off the area you’d like to paint on.
Step 3 – Put your chalkboard paint into a paint tray and get ready to paint!
Step 4 – Apply your first coat and allow to dry completely.
Step 5 – Apply second coat and allow to dry completely.
Step 6 – Remove the tape, slowly and carefully. If it smudges a little, don’t worry. You can see that they clean up pretty nicely here.
Step 7 – If you get a bunch on the bottom of the jar….
….. or on the counter, don’t panic. It scrapes off pretty easily with your thumbnail or a razor blade.
As you can see here, once they are all cleaned up, they are pretty nifty! Just fill your jars and label them with some chalk!
Like the jar?
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