I saw on Pinterest this great idea to create chalkboard labels on Mason jar glass. The problem was, I knew it would take time taping off all those perfectly centered rectangles - I’m just not that patient. So, I created a quick and easy alternative.
What you need:
- Mason jar(s)
- Spray Paint Primer
- Chalkboard spray paint
I started by removing the center lid circles and laying them out on a piece of cardboard like this:
I’ll be honest, I spray painted the chalkboard paint directly on top of these circles, but I think it would be better to go with a thin coat of primer first. After the primer dries, apply two coats of the Chalkboard Spray Paint. I used Krylon’s Chalkboard Spray Paint.
Once you’ve applied two coats of the chalkboard paint, allow it to dry 24 hours. Since I’m not patient I tried to push this, but alas, 24 hours IS really what the paint needs.
Now reassemble the jar and grab some chalk and go. I like to put the name of the food along with the expiration date.
I also found that I like labeling the jars on the top because you’re less likely to scuff out your writing, (from grabbing the jar).