Today’s is a simple last minute DIY because I always forget teacher gifts until it’s *almost* too late!
Supplies are simple and I recommend having some of our cute chalkboard vinyls on hand because they can be used to mark anything and gives a chic rustic look really effortlessly.
You will need:
Smooth Mason Jar – think pickle jar
Acrylic Paint or Glass Paints
Things to fill the jar with – fancy pens, gift cards, book light, something cute your kid made, chocolate, tiny bottles of booze – you know something someone who spends their life around children would like ;)
This is really easy, wash the label and goo off the outside of the jar and make sure its really dry and clean. I got these paints from the craft store for $2.00 and they are all nice matching colors. Using a thick brush and a generous amount of paint, cover the inside of the jar with any number of colors you would like. I left mine so you can see the brush strokes but you can blow dry the inside and do a second layer if you prefer.
Then apply one of our chalkboard decals to the outside, write a fancy message in dry chalk, blow dry the inside and fill it with goodies! I used a blue leather strip to tie a bow. If you are feeling extra fancy you can get cellophane sheets from the dollar store and make a little package with a ribbon so nothing fall out in transit.
Chalkboard decals are just $8.00 per sheet until January 31 2016.
Holly & Tim
We are a husband and wife team with two beautiful and spunky children that have inspired the Creation Lab brand from the get-go. We are passionate about quality, well-designed products and supporting local and small business. Join us on the blog for DIY projects, pro tips and specials!