Pantry Crafting

Have you ever looked into your pantry and questioned what you were looking at or holding? Since in my home I put all my dry food items in glass jars they ended up unlabeled and eventually a mystery item.

In order to change this practice of confusion I decided to put labels on all my jars. Now there is many ways to label.

  • Grease Pen
  • Sticker – Paper / Chalk board sticker
  • Label Maker

I personally went with painting my jars with chalkboard paint. This was a bigger task then I thought it would be but am super happy with how it turned out.

Here are some of the things I learned while doing this project:

  • Spray painting is really messy
  • It takes at least 1 full day to finish
  • Do NOT run your jars through the dishwasher after you paint them!
  • Painting with brush much easier

It took 3 coats of the paint and then 24 hours to cure after the final coat before I was able to write of them and take the paint tape off so that it would not peel off the paint.

The great thing is now I can label all of my jars and my husband and I know what we have and guessing is now off the table.



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