So, I instagram-ed a sneak peak of this project nearly 3 weeks ago…and am finally getting around to sharing it with you. Forgive me?
And it’s not like this project wasn’t amazing or anything, because it totally was. I just got a little distracted with some other home-y posts first. But now onto the project! Let me start off by saying that this is totally my type of DIY project: simple, few tools needed, big impact, messy hands.
So what are we making? Chalkboard mason jar lids!
I had my first encounter with chalkboard paint while making chalkboard menus for my wedding a few years ago and have been drooling over so many fun projects I’ve been seeing pop up around pinterest lately. So while browsing Michaels over spring break, I just couldn’t resist when I came across this:
Green Martha Stewart Chalkboard Paint. Green! Beautiful Seafoam-y Green.
And I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it: paint me some mason jar lids. I’d been wanting to make over my pantry for awhile anyway and since I’m constantly saving things/freezing things in mason jars, it would be perfect for labeling and actually remembering what was in the jar and when I put it in there.
Ah, can you feel my excitement for this?
Here’s what you need:
- Lids! (I ended up painting about 25 lid tops total…) Already Owned
- Martha Stewart Chalkboard Paint in Green $3 (used a Michael’s 40% off coupon)
- Paint Brushes Already Owned
- Newspapers/paper towels
Total Cost: $3!
And here’s what you do:
- Clean/dry all of your lids and set out on newspaper.
- Apply one thin coat of the chalkboard paint to each lid. Let sit at least one hour.
- Add a second coat. This should be enough, but repeat the last step, if needed.
- Let the lids dry 24 hours.
- Finally, rub a little chalk over the lid and they’re ready for use!
I’ll update the post when I’ve had a chance to monitor how the lids hold up with normal daily use (freezer, fridge, being washed, etc…), but for now, they’re making leftovers that much more exciting!
Have you used chalkboard paint lately?