Chalkboard Mason Jars: A Fun How-To

Add a dash of chalkboard paint to a handful of mason jars and deck your center table, window sills, or mantel shelf in a myriad of ways with flowers, candles, or lights. Aside decoration, I learned how useful a mason jar could be for storing your food essentials while going through a tutorial on DecoArt. Nothing fancy was done on the jar, yet the outcome left me awestruck.

DIY Chalkboard Mason Jars with Handles and Straws

Materials Needed

  • Mason jar (I drilled a hole in the lid and inserted a straw to give it a unique look)
  • Chalkboard paint
  • Red acrylic paint (or any paint of your choice)
  • Masking tape
  • Foam brush
  • Paint brush
Chalkboard Mason Jars Picture 1

Chalkboard Mason Jars Picture 1

Step-by-Step Procedure

  1. Rub the mason jar thoroughly with rubbing alcohol.
  2. Attach the tape to one side of the jar leaving a small rectangular space at the center for the painting and writing. (You make an abstract pattern for the writable area other than a regular square or circle)
  3. Apply the chalkboard paint over the entire space using the foam brush. Allow it to dry and then put another coat.
  4. Paint the border red with the paint brush. Let the jar undergo complete drying for 3 to 4 days.
Chalkboard Mason Jar Picture 2

Chalkboard Mason Jar Picture 2

  1. Remove off the tape and write a special message on the painted surface with chalk.
Chalkboard Mason Jar Picture 3

Chalkboard Mason Jar Picture 3

As I had a Christmas theme in my mind while painting the jar, I thought adding a tinge of red would go well with the festive mood. But you can go only for the chalkboard paint to retain simplicity.

Over the weekend I had a mason jar-painting session with my pals and all of us tried our hands on the bigger jars. The kids are going to fall for it.

Chalkboard Labels for Mason Jars

Chalkboard Labels for Mason Jars

A Handful of Ideas to Make and Decorate a Chalkboard Mason Jar

The warm flames flickering inside a mason jar incorporates a glimpse of beauty amid the dark. Here, an oblong writable space is made with a twine and some hot glue while the rest of jar is painted. Bet you would not be trading the chalkboard-painted mason jar candle centerpiece for anything else.

Chalkboard Mason Jar Candle Holder

Chalkboard Mason Jar Candle Holder

Douse the lids and rings or vice-versa instead of the jars without compromising their utility. How about some chalkboard mason jar mugs with lids on your dining table?

Chalkboard Mason Jar Lids

Chalkboard Mason Jar Lids

A chalkboard-painted mason jar gives you the pleasure to use it as a mug or cup for sipping your favorite drink. At any birthday celebration or wedding, a row of mason jars dipped in chalkboard paint adds a touch of artistic flair to the overall décor. Let’s see how you fair with your creative attempts.