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January 09, 2013

Anthropologie Knock-Off: Chalkboard Jars

I was browsing on and saw these cute little spice jars.


But, $10-$12 a jar? Nah, I can do that…

I washed some food jars that I already had and peeled the labels off. You could definitely use other containers or mason jars. Next time you’re at Goodwill, keep your eye out for jars/containers to work with.

I thought it might be fun if the whole jar was a chalkboard, so I sprayed the jars with Krylon Chalkboard spray paint and I primed and painted the lids with colors that I already had.

Guys…chalkboard paint in a spray can? Think of all the possibilities! Picture frames…vases…a lamp base. Too much fun.

These jars were around $1/piece. I think they make cute storage for little knick knacks, small office supplies, etc. I might take the lids off and use them as small vases. Wouldn’t they be great with colorful flowers? You could even separate your flowers into different jars and then write the name of the flower on the jar. Cute, cute.

I do feel the need to be responsible and warn you…chalk dust is not good for your eyes and can hurt your vision. Please be careful when you’re erasing chalk–no slapping erasers together. Ok, you’ve been warned. Now, go have fun…

Enjoying the Good Life,



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