Happy Tuesday everyone! I always find myself happy and excited for Tuesday mornings to come around because they mean that we have all survived Monday. With the loss of the weekend and responsibility to get back on the 9-5 grind, a fierce case of the Monday blues usually sets in pretty hard.
As for today’s DIY I combined chalkboard paint and a canning jar. I have found that these two things have endless possibilities, and when combined in one project, make an easy DIY. This past weekend I went over to a family friend’s house for taco night. Being half hispanic and all, I thought I would put my roots to good use by making homemade salsa (sorry can’t share that recipe, it’s a family secret…). In the past I have made said salsa for family and friends, put it in a canning jar or tupperware, and just write their name on the top with a sharpie. I know, I know BORING! So this time I tried something new. Here are my steps.
Things you’ll need: Canning Jar, Chalkboard Paint, Small Roller, and Small Paint Brush (I recommend using a foam paint brush, instead of the roller).
Step 1: Apply Chalkboard paint to lid of canning jar. I am still finding what works best and in the image above you can see I rolled the first layer on; however, I would suggest using a foam paint brush instead. That can give a much smoother result. I let it dry for about 30 minutes to an hour.
Step 2: I painted a second layer on with a small brush when the first layer was dry to the touch. Again, if you can use a foam paint brush I think it gives optimal results.
Add additional layers of paint as needed for desired coverage and texture. Ensure the paint has dried to the touch and let it to cure for about four hours. This one does take a little patience, I know as soon as it is dry to the touch I am verrrrrrry anxious to test it out and write on the chalkboard.
Finally, write a message on the lid, fill the jar, tie a twine bow, and enjoy!
For more DIY fun, go get inspired by Liz Marie and friends!