I’ve wanted to feature my spice jars for awhile now, but I held off thinking I would do a step by step post on how to make them. Since I don’t need anymore jars for myself, and I don’t have anyone to make some for, I decided to blog it anyways and just explain what I did. I made these soon after Jesse and I got married, just about two years ago. I kept seeing spice jars on Pinterest and I couldn’t help but go buy all the materials and make some myself. I’m not normally a crafty person so this was a very fun and easy craft for me that made me feel like the ultimate crafter! :)
I purchased 4 oz. mason jars, a pack of 12. I bought chalkboard spray paint in black and I also bought robin egg blue spray paint.
I washed all the lids, rings and jars before starting.
Take all the lids and lay them out on some cardboard, make sure you do this outdoors or in an open and ventilated garage. Follow the instructions on the chalkboard spray paint and spray all the lids, I did two coats of paint.
Same thing with the lid rings, make sure you’re outdoors or in a ventilated area and read the instructions on the can of paint. I used the blue spray paint for the lid rings. Any color will work – this blue color just happened to match my kitchen colors perfectly. I ended up doing about 3 coats with this color just because it was so light.
Just a reminder that these may not be perfect. If you look at my pictures you can tell that the paint isn’t perfect, there is still some silver showing through. Also, the chalkboard paint may start to scratch off a little along the edges from tightening the ring around it. I’m sure there is a better and higher quality spray paint that I could’ve used to ensure a more polished craft but I loved this color and the silver showing through almost makes it vintage looking, so that works for me!
The paint needs to dry at least 24 hours before assembling the jars.
Fill up your mason jar with the spice or spice mix of your choice. Take a chalkboard marker and label your lid and then secure it with the colored ring. I loved making these little jars, I felt so crafty!
I also have regular chalkboard paint, that isn’t spray, but for such small items like these jars, spray paint was definitely the way to go. I’m not a pro when it comes to using chalkboard paint but with the spray paint the chalkboard markers definitely were the best option. Maybe the chalk I bought was too cheap, but also when dealing with food items, the chalkboard marker seems like the best/safest option to use.
The spice jars are such a great and semi-cheap gift to make for yourself or for anyone else. My chalkboard spray paint lasted me awhile so you can make several sets or turn something else into a chalkboard.With Christmas just around the corner, this is such a wonderful and personal gift you could make for someone. You could even fill them and label them as part of the gift. Or split the jar into sets and create your own spice mixes and pass them out to friends or family.