June 8, 2012

Chalkboard Mason Jar Magnetic Jars

Longest title ever for a craft?  I just couldn't decide what to call it, so it;s a little long-winded.... But, here's a tutorial on how to make Chalkboard Mason Jar Magnetic Jars:


I was sent some products to try out from Plaid, along with a gift card to Walmart for any other supplies I may need.  First off, did you know that Walmart has expanded their craft department??  It's awesome - my store even jumped over across the main aisle for more room...
(oh man, I must be technology challenged - I took these with my tablet and now I can't flip the pictures - so turn your head and humor me .... )

Do you remember a couple of years ago when they downsized the craft section and took out fabric (at least my Walmart did ) to make room for a bigger electronics section - - and then mine brought back fabric a few months ago and I jumped for joy - - and now the whole craft department has expanded recently - take that electronics!  Crafts rule!  See, they have tons of stuff:
Including tons of products from Plaid - awesomeness!

Anyways, moving on - - I picked up these super awesome mason jars - I didn't even know they made these:
 But there they were at Walmart, with all the other mason jars:


I love how cute and squatty they are - -

I had in mind to create some organizational jars for my craft room - - with the prospects of a new craft table, I want to get that room more organized.  First I painted the lids with Chalkboard Paint - it took 3 coats - here's coat 1:

Meanwhile, I grabbed the craft paint and painted the inside of the mason jars.  Kind of going for a milk-glass effect:
 I used a brush and painted the entire inside.  I did 2 coats:

Then so the paint inside won't scrape off, I painted a layer of mod podge over the white paint, again on the inside of the jar:

Next up, make them useable for my magnet board:
 I hot glued magnets onto the bottom of the jars.  I started with 3 but they're pretty heavy so I ended up using 5 on each jar:

Now that the paint had dried on the lids, I primed them by rubbing them with chalk and then wiping the dust off (the one in the corner has been wiped off:

Then I used my chalk marker (love those things) to write on the lids:

So now I know what's in them:


 Here's an ariel view of the jars - - so cute!!
 Now, the plan was to put these on a magnet bar that I bought this weekend  - - but of course, I can't find it anywhere!!  Did I leave it in the cart when I loaded my van??  maybe.... bummer!  So for now, I showed you how they can work by using my magnetic makeup board - - so this is a board hanging on the wall and the jars hold themself onto it  - perfect:

 This is going to be awesome when I get the final touches of my craft room in place - I can't wait!!

Lot's of fun places to check things out:

  • Plaid Crafts on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/plaidcrafts
  • Plaid on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/InspiredByPlaid
  • Plaid on Twitter: http://twitter.com/plaidcrafts/
  • Wal-mart Crafts on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/walmart/ 



  • Disclosure - - I was sent Plaid products and compensated for this post - - but all opinions are my own and I really do love Plaid and Walmart! I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid Crafts and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.

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    Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

    22 Fabulous Comments:

    Those are really cute! I've never seen mason jars that size. Hope our WalMart catches up soon!

    Those turned out awesome! :)

    I absolutely love this idea - but I think I'd skip the painting inside step so i could see what's inside. Now I've got to track down a metal board so I have something to put these on. Thanks for the Great idea!

    Love this, I have a million little mason jars left over from our wedding.....now I know what to do with them!

    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

    Cute jars! I like the labels!

    I love those jars! I use them when I make overnight oatmeal! So adorable and cute.

    Where do you get a chalk marker?!? So cool!! Love the jars...super cute!!! As for your pics....photogene and photostudio are the best!!! You can flip too....tho if you click edit if it's an iPad on your pic you can rotate there too :)

    I think I got the chalk marker at Joann's, but I bet you can find them lots of places...

    great idea! those little mason jars are so cute!

    Those little mason jars are sweet. It gives me a great idea on how to package my homemade shaving cream and lotion whenever I get around to making them :)

    The craft section is one of the very few reasons I go into walmart any more. I actually think I have a few of those little jars somewhere, probably with something canned in them already. :)

    I love it! I would probably skip the painting, too, just because I'm lazy. But I guess it doesn't matter to see into it, since you have the contents written across the lid. What about : Chalkboard Magnetic Mason Storage Jars? Then you don't have to say 'jar' twice :) lol

    These are awesome!!! I gotta say I was thrilled too to notice my Wal-Mart expanding the craft section! :) Those little masons are too cute!

    Love the squatty jar! I found one at my moms and immediately stole it and put some coconut oil in it and put it in baby's changing table. ;) I'd not seen them before that, though... so I'm going to have to check Walmart. L.O.V.E. them. ;)

    I seriously love those little jars, going to go on the hunt!!

    lydia @ The Adventures Of MommaLoo

    Adorbs!!! I love this idea. Hey, maybe I can win that Modge Podge basket and make my first MP project! lol.

    This is AWESOME Mandy! Nice job!!

    These are so cute and little! I love them!

    this is really cute where did get the chalk marker from ?

    Such a cute and clever idea! Thanks for sharing :)
    ~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

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