Mason Jar Crafts {DIY Chalkboard Tags}

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How to make Chalkboard


We had a ton of mason jar lids leftover from when we switched out our drinking glasses to mason jars in the kitchen. Like, I am talking almost 30 lids. I didn’t want to throw them away, so I started thinking about what I could do with them. One of my first thoughts was to make Christmas tree ornaments but it was March at the time and that was not the project I wanted to get started on. So, I kept brainstorming and then realized I needed more chalkboard labels for a few baskets and bins throughout our home. BINGO! Instead of purchasing wood circles from the craft store like I had planned, I made them with the mason jar lids instead. Today I am going to show you how I completed another mason jar crafts making DIY chalkboard tags!


Supplies You’ll Need:

-Mason Jar Lids
Chalkboard Paint
-Sharp Point Object {I used a screw driver type tool to make the holes. You want something a little bit bigger than the size of your chain}
Ball Chain
-Foam Paint Brush


Here’s What You’ll Do:


What to do with chalkboard paint


Step 1: 
On a flat surface, lay out your mason jar lids and determine where you want your hole to go for the chain. Gather your supplies and setup a paint station.


Step 2:
Take your sharp pointy object and hammer and go to a surface you can hammer on. Hammer the pointy object through the area on your mason jar lid where you want to create a hold for your chain. I chose to make mine about 3/4 of an inch from the top of my lid. Punch holes in all of your lids. You will notice that some of the metal on the backside of your lid will stick out from being punched through. Make sure to either cut this off or press it down flat so no one gets poked or cut.


Step 3:
Using a foam paint brush apply 2-3 coats of chalkboard paint to each of the front sides of your mason jar lids. Let the paint dry the recommended time between coats {or if you get antsy like me…just wait 20 minutes in between coats}.


Step 4:
Using chalk, color over the entire front side of your lid and then erase the chalk using an old rag. Then write what your contents of your bin, bucket, basket, etc. will be on your tag.


Step 5:
Take your ball chain and slip it through the hole on your lid and then attach the tag to your bin.


Crafts with Mason Jars

I love the vintage feel these chalkboard tags create paired with the galvanized bins I found at Lowes.


Mason Jar Craft

They make the perfect addition to our dining room turned home office.


Ideas for Mason Jars


Mason Jars Ideas

These DIY chalkboard tags are so easy to make and they will get you organized, save you money, and look great at the same time!


Chalkboard Ideas


Have you ever made tags with mason jar lids? Have you used the lids to make Christmas tree ornaments? I think both options would add some vintage charm to any space.


Hope you have a great weekend!


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    • says

      Oh yes, that is a great resource for this project! You really could get creative and make a lot of different things with the lids. Thanks for stoppin by!!
      xo, Jennifer

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