Friday, October 29, 2010

Adventures with a Can of Chalkboard Paint, Part III

For some reason, I find that things taste better when eaten out of a glass jar.


And with just a little chalkboard paint, and a scrap of pretty paper, it's quite easy to disguise the fact that these are, in fact, old pasta-sauce containers.


For instructions on painting the labels onto the jars, try this tutorial. I would advise starting with recycled jars like these, rather than buying new jars specially for it, so that if something goes wrong it doesn't matter too much.

And for instructions on covering the lids, have a look here.


And don't limit yourself to food! I also plan to have jars for buttons, pompoms, and for all the bits and bobs to make my Christmas wall tree. And Justin has requested a jar to store nails and screws, and one for all the spare change he piles up around the house.

As always, if you have a go yourself, please post a link, as we'd all love to see!

7 comments:

kathrynpeebles said...

I had never seen instructions on how to make a cover for the lids - that's great! That will be great for making cookie mixes in a jar as gifts. It makes a great excuse for me to buy some mod podge!

dolie said...

I agree, get your mum to bring me some Mod Podge please! What a great name.
Brilliant ideas to perk up boring old jars.

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Mattxfuh said...

I had never seen instructions on how to make a cover for the lids - that's great! That will be great for making cookie mixes in a jar as gifts. It makes a great excuse for me to buy some mod podge!