Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Mason Jar Chalkboard

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!!


  1. Hi Judy! You're the smartest one - this is just so cute and to think you cut the board yourself! You could make these and sell them.
    Hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. Judy
    This is so neat!
    I have bare wall that needs something. This would look cute there.

  3. Judy, that is the cutest thing ever! You are so clever!

  4. JUDY !! I absolutely love this idea. It is so cute too. Gosh, I am making some for my sisters. Thank you . xoxo,Susie

  5. I love this idea!! I think I will be a copy cat. :-)
    Thank you for sharing.

  6. So cute! Thanks for sharing. Need to send this to daughter as she is experimenting in making chalkboards.

  7. Judy this is just so cute. You did a great job!!!

  8. How adorable Judy! Your mason jar chalkboard would be a wonderful spot for a grocery list!

  9. It turned out so cute! I have lots of things stored in my memory bank but it's hard to get them back out! haha! Enjoy your week!

  10. That is the cutest chalkboard ever - LOVE - and that piece of raffia is the perfect touch - wish I could do things like this-
    AND never heard of using kraft paper to sand with - thanks for sharing!
    I'm pinning this for sure :)

  11. I just love this, Judy!! Fantastic! Am I the only one wondering what you used to cut the board with? A saw? I would love to make this!


  12. Great tutorial and super sweet blackboard. Perfect for grocery lists.

  13. I like this a lot, thanks for the tutorial, have been wanting a chalkboard notice board for ages. Years ago I painted my boys' wardrobe (closet) doors with blackboard paint and it made a fantastic giant notepad for them to write their reminders on for school etc. they have, of course, outgrown it long ago and covered it! Betty

  14. Oh what a cute idea:) Thanks for sharing! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  15. That is really cute, Judy! I love it! You are so creative cutting this out and making it look like a mason jar. Never knew you could use the brown paper bags to sand either. I also like your idea about using regular black paint as a kind of primer before the chalkboard paint.

  16. Such a great idea, Judy, and you did a wonderful job on
    It! You have a very steady hand for painting :)
    Hope you have a happy day!
    Helen xx

  17. Super cute Idea! Thanks for sharing.

  18. That's super cute! I just bought a small one as a tag at Michael's. They have a whole little section now with chalkboards - all different kinds of chalkboard shapes and labels.



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