Chalkboard Canisters

Merry Christmas!!!
The countdown is ON!!! Only 2 days left to go until the big day!
That being said, here is my tutorial for my favorite homemade Christmas gift for 2010!!
Chalkboard Canisters!
I made this gift for a dear friend that is also a teacher, so I’m hoping she’ll “get” them! I’m not a teacher and I want to make myself some now… haha. So I think I’m good.

The inspiration for this project came from here, at Tatertots & Jello.
My fave blogger!
And from here at the Soladay Family Blog.
Thanks ladies for the inpiration!! Hope I did the idea well!! 🙂

I started with three glass containers of varying sizes, a spool of fun black and white checked ribbon, some chalkboard paint and a foam brush… And of course chalk! All purchased at Wal-Mart from the Craft Department.
Only other materials needed were my trusty glue gun, some tape and some twine I already had.
I taped off the area I wanted to paint using packing tape…
FYI: Splurge on some painters tape! The paint leaked through the packing tape a little on the edges, and I had to go back and clean it up by scraping off the excess…

It took about three coats of the chalkboard paint to get it thick enough on the glass… I was having trouble with it… until my fiance came in and globbed a bunch on there.
“You just gotta get it thick”, he said. Oh.
Anyway, they turned out fairly nice, I think!

I then took my trusty hot glue gun and glued the checked ribbon around the top edge of each jar. For the smaller jars, I just cut the ribbon in half and it fit nicely. I made a little bow of proportionate size for each container and slapped them carefully glued each bow to the containers.
For the middle sized jar, I tied a piece of twine around the top of the jar, then covered it with the ribbon, leaving some hanging out to hold the chalk.

I just tied the twine loosely around a piece of chalk so that it’s handy for writing on the little chalkboard facings.

And the finished result!
I LOVE them! I want some of my own… And so does Kayli… So there may be some more canister making in my near future… 🙂

For my friend’s gift, I filled each canister with a different kind of Christmas candy and wrote the names of what was inside for each using the chalk.
So what do you think? Do you have any other fun ideas using Chalkboard paint???

P.S. I linked the project up to these fun Linky Parties!!!
Check them out and enter your own projects/ideas!!!


  1. That is darling!! Thanks for mentioning me – you are so sweet. I love how you arched the top of the chalkboard! xoxoJen

  2. Love these! Thanks for the mention too! Great idea to change the shape of the chalkboard. You could use this idea for so much!

  3. Love these!! They look great 🙂

  4. Where DO you get your ideas from? Such a darling idea … especially loving a jar for kisses. I might make a pretty swear jar for hubby using this tutorial ;)x

  5. ok, these ROCK! Such a great gift idea!

  6. These are so cute. Love the idea!

  7. Those are so cute!! Perfect for gifts and countertop storage 🙂 Would you share this project at my new linky party Friday?

  8. These are so precious. Everyone needs chalkboard canisters, the beauty is that you can use them again and again.

  9. Wow! What a great idea. I have a can of chalkboard paint that I am dying to use on something! i may have to try this. Thanks so much for sharing. Stop by when you get the

  10. These are great…I think I am going to steal this idea…I am your newest follower..Happy New Year!Sherry

  11. What beautiful jars! I would fill mine with something non-edible. If it were filled with candy, I'd never be able to keep it full! 😉

  12. Super fun! I love the arched design. Chalkboard paint is the best!!

  13. I love this project! I am wanting to make some now ^^) Thanks for sharing, Kassi!

  14. I've clicked for you! Hope you get to be chosen!

  15. I love them!!!

  16. I love this project! I will be making these ASAP.Found you via FLOB – will visit again 🙂

  17. I think I have found what the kids and I will do to make their savings and tithing jars. These are way too cute!

  18. Super cute- Thanks for auditioning for American Crafter!

  19. Kassi,Very cute! love chalkboard!happy crafting!Linda

  20. Cute! Love this idea. I would love to have you link up at my Handmade Christmas link party!