Thursday, 12 June 2014

In the Home: DIY labeled jars

I'm a bit obsessed with jars, sometimes I buy a sauce or pickled veggie just because I like the jar and it drives my husband mad!! I had quite a little collection going and decided it was finally time to make them pretty and useful. This is a simple little diy that can be done in an afternoon. I love having labels on things in my cabinet it makes organizing more fun! These would be great for storing homemade dressings and sauces, coffee, flour, sugar, rice, spices etc...

What you'll need:

.Chalkboard paint rust-oleum chalkboard

.Paint brush
.Gold paint Martha Stewart metallic craft paint

What to do:

.Soak jars in warm soapy water to remove labels and stamps, use goo gone if any pesky residue is  remaining on jars after they soak.
.Place stencil where desired
.Apply thin coat of chalkboard paint, let dry (approx 20 min per coat) and repeat as necessary. (I  put 4 coats on mine)
.While the coats of paint are drying you can paint the lids with gold paint (I did 3 coats on mine)
.When dry, condition the chalkboard paint by covering the whole surface with chalk and wiping  away, this preps the surface for writing on it.

These are dishwasher safe and much more durable than the stick on labels.

I don't drink much coffee so I have a huge collection of herbal teas. Since most teas come in a box it's usually hard to see which is which, when they're stacked in my cabinet. This makes it much easier to find and it looks so pretty when I open my cabinet :)

Happy DIYing, Enjoy!

rae xo

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