Saturday, December 21, 2013

Candy Cane Jars and Chalkboard Tags

I found this adorable idea, here, at masonjarcraftlove,com, via a linky party...I visit so many and I can't remember which one it was. Anyways,  I didn't have any mason jars immediately on hand so I grabbed two spaghetti sauce jars from my glass jars collection.

the sharpie paint pen bled on this one, but I rather like it

I tweaked the process a bit because I was too lazy to make chalk paint. Just used straight acrylic paints, which is do-able since I knew I was going to coat with a matte finishing spray. **The only tip here is to be careful prior to finishing because the paint will literally peel off in stretchy sheets (while paint is semi-dry).

this is my favorite Christmas project this year

Also, on one jar I added a metallic red over the regular red  (the one with JOY on it). I love both jars either way and its nice to have a small variation among the pair.

Here's a 360ish view:

The adorable chalkboard tags were inspired from The Examined Life.
I used two paint pens: fine point and extra fine point.

These were gifts for co-workers and teachers. I used a homemade hot cocoa recipe featured HERE.


  1. Awesome job. You had me at red white and blue! Thank you so much for joining Twirl and Take a Bow on Tuesdays! ~Tammy

  2. Very sweet idea! Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  3. Oh I really love your project! I am infatuated with chalkboard everything, walls, valentines, ornaments, tags! I am going to pin this for next year...New follower...I found you through 504 Main linky party, and would love for you to visit my corner of blog land, LifeSimply at

  4. Great gift idea! Very whimsical and not too perfect! I like the funky way the paint has worn away in some spots. Love them!