Contributors | 3rd December 2014
By Gina Ciancio
Mason jars are so versatile – not just for storing goods in your kitchen, they’re also reusable and adorable packaging for gifts or even drinking glasses at weddings! This quick and easy DIY trick will have you loving these jars even more.
Step 1. Lay out all the materials you need.
Step 2. Cut off one label. Rather than peeling off the label, remove the sticker around it and apply it to the face of a clean, dry jar.
Step 3. Make sure the label is securely applied and there are no bubbles or folds where the paint could seep through.
Step 4. Apply two coats of Haymes Chalkboard Black paint.
Step 5. While the paint is still wet, peel away the sticker.
Step 6. Clean away any smudges or paint that may have seeped through using a drop of turpentine on a tissue.
Step 7. Once the paint has dried overnight, you can fill the jar and write a personalised note. We are giving a jar of chocolates to a friend who just had a baby boy. Not only will the choccies help her through the sleepless nights, when they’re finished she can use the jar for storage in her nursery.
Tip: if you store jars in a kitchen drawer, why not paint and write on the lid so you know what’s inside each jar without having to pull them out.