I don’t mind doing a bit of DIY crafts here and there, well at least the ones that I am actually capable of doing as I’m not that handy. I do search the internet for things I can do and my first hit up is always Pinterest. One of the popular trends going around is DIY Chalkboard stuff and by stuff, I mean anything.
A few months ago I made DIY chalkboard treat jar for Ref from a tutorial I saw on Pinterest. It came out pretty good but I was keen to find the easiest way to do it as I used contact as the template which was not all that easy.
With Christmas just around the corner, I decided to come up with my variation of the many DIY chalkboard treat jars out there to make as a gift for a friends dog.
Here is the list of materials I used:
- Glass jar (I picked up one from the local bargain store for around $3)
- Chalkboard paint (since I am Typo-sessed, I picked up a tin of the chalkboard paint from my local Typo store but you can pick them up from a hardware store too)
- Paint brush
- Masking tape
- Craft knife
- Craft cutting mat (if you are only using scissors to cut your template, newspaper will do to protect your table from paint)
- Printer and A4 paper
- Shape template (I made a template for you to use with 3 different shapes on it to choose from. Download it here.)
So now the fun begins. First, the template needs to be prepared. I printed out the template on an A4 sheet of paper. Choose which shape you will use from the bone, heart or banner. Today I am using the banner shape to add a little vintage class to the jar.
I used the craft knife to cut out the inner shape to leave a template to paint inside. I chose the craft knife as I find it much easier to cut out the inner shape with but you can definitely just use scissors for this.
Using masking tape, I stuck the banner shape template to the glass jar. I applied one coat of the chalkboard paint working from the outside of the template to avoid as much overspill as possible. I applied 3 coats of paint, leaving it to dry for up to 30 minutes between each coat.
Once the paint has fully dried, carefully remove the template from the jar. If there is some overspill of paint, you can scratch it off. All you need now is some chalk to write your dogs name on and some treats to fill the jar.
Here is how the chalkboard treat jar turned out.
Will you be making your pug a personalised treat jar?
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