DIY Chalkboard Mason jar teacher gift
Hey crafty friends! I can’t believe it’s already the end of July. Things have been so busy this summer that I feel like I’ve barely been around. As the kids get ready to head back to school in a couple weeks I’m planning my schedule with fun projects to make. My favorite crafting season is coming up and I can’t wait! Shhh…can you keep a secret? I purchased my first set of faux pumpkins today at Michaels. They were on sale and I just couldn’t resist. Now don’t worry I won’t start posting pumpkin projects just yet, at least not until I share a few back to school ideas with you. Speaking of back to school, today I’m sharing a DIY chalkboard mason jar teacher gift.
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I know chalkboard was a big trend several years ago but I just can’t let it go. I really enjoy taking random finds and applying a coat of chalkboard paint to display around the house. Painting mason jars isn’t a new idea by any means but it’s something I’ve wanted to try for years. I’m so glad I gave this project a try! I love the way the mason jars turned out and the Americana chalkboard paint for glass is the best glass paint I’ve tried.
Americana Chalkboard Paint for glass
Step one: apply 1-2 coats of chalkboard paint, allowing each coat to dry in between. My jars only needed one coat but you can always go over with a second coat if needed.
Step two: once the paint has dried for at least 24 hours prime or “season” the chalkboard by rubbing chalk all over the painted surface. Wipe off with a dry towel and you’re done!
I love this chalkboard alphabet ribbon I found at Michaels. I plan to wrap all of our teacher gifts with it this year.
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