Isn't this the cutest thing? It's a chalkboard made in the shape of a Mason Jar!!
I cannot take credit for dreaming this up. I saw this in a gift shop a while back and put it in my memory bank to make someday.
I took a scrap board that we had (about 1/2") and cut the shape out. You can find all kinds of shapes on the Internet. Just blow them up to the size you want - mine measures about 14" tall and about 8" across the bottom.
When I do chalkboard, I sand, then spray a couple of good coats of flat black spray paint on the object. I love Wal Mart's cheapest flat black paint. Then I brush on a couple of coats of the chalkboard paint. This makes it cover so much quicker.
Then you want to lightly sand it. I use a brown Kraft paper grocery sack to sand items for a final sanding. It doesn't scratch the paint or mar it in any way and it takes off any burrs that you have created. Be sure and sand with the side of the sack that does not have printing. Sometimes, this color will rub off.
Clean good with a tack rag and get all of the sanding dust off. Then rub your white chalk all over to condition your piece. Clean again.
Then take white acrylic and a small brush and do the detail work on the jar. Do really loose lines - don't make it perfect.
Tie a bunch of raffia around the neck of the jar leaving long enough to tie a piece of chalk on.
Be sure and tune in tomorrow for a announcement and a giveaway. You won't want to miss this!!