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How to Make a Chalkboard Jar Craft
How to Make a Chalkboard Jar Craft

How to Make a Chalkboard Jar Craft

Sherri Osborn
A visitor named Albright shared some great suggestions for giving a daily gift of "love" to someone special and I expanded on it a little bit. The daily notes are Albtight's idea and the jar to put it all in is mine. You can make your own special jar using my instructions or even design your own jars.

  • Age Guideline: 8 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 60 minutes (Does not include drying time)

The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.

Materials Needed:

Instructions to Make this Craft:

Wash your jar and the lid and dry it. Protect the area you will be working in by covering it with newspaper. Set your jar, upside down, along with the lid on the newspaper and spray it with several thin layers of the primer. Let the primer dry completely.

Now you can paint the jar with chalkboard paint. I painted my entire jar, but you can paint as much or as little as you like. One fun option might be to make it look like a little label on your jar.

I used about six thin layers of chalkboard paint, letting each layer dry for between 30 and 60 minutes before I applied the next one. Let it cure for as long as the paint can says. Don't forget to condition the jar using the directions on the paint can.

You also need to paint the jar lid. You can paint it with chalkboard paint or use a different color. Let the paint dry. Cut two pieces of ribbon about 24-inches long. hold them together and tie them around the top of the jar, just below the threads.

Cut small heart shapes out of the construction paper. On each heart, write a reason you love or like the person who you are giving it to. Place the hearts in the jar and write a special message on the side of the jar. Instruct the person you gave it to to pick out one heart a day and read the special message.

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