DIY Canister Chalk

Hi! I’m Amber Anderson, I am a pastors wife, mom of 2 lovely boys, and an avid DIY’er. I post regularly about DIY projects, crafts and family life on, and you can find me and all my stuff over here!

Have you been looking for a way to spruce up some old cookie jars or add some fun to your kitchen? Try this!

 This DIY is definitely easy, but no matter how easy you may think taping a straight line around a jar is, it definitely is not. I re-taped these things about 10 times before I got something that was somewhat close to straight. But other than that, this DIY is easy and has a fun payoff.


The tools: 

Container of your choice

Tape (Frog tape is my number one pick)

 chalkboard paint

foam brush


1. Tape off your containers (this is the part that sounds easier than it is, but after a few attempts, you’ll get it almost perfect) I didn’t measure anything, just eyeballed it.


2. Paint the lower portion (or upper, or the lid, there are endless possibilities) give it one nice coat.

You can apply a second coat if needed in 4 hours. Go drink a cup of tea :)

3. I let mine dry overnight to make sure it was ready, then pulled off the tape. There were a few minor spots where the paint bled through the tape, but my nail easily scrapped it off. The can of paint says not to write on it for 4 days (I wrote on them the next day…shh). You can easily wipe off any chalk with a wet rag… I don’t suggest an eraser.

Here’s how mine turned out:

PS- I learned from my sister-in-law that there is a chalk board marker you can use instead of real chalk. I haven’t tried it yet, but it sounds like a good idea!


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