Tuesday, June 26, 2012

DIY Chalkboard Paint Jar Labels

So I have been on an organizing kick lately! This past Friday I decided to clean out our pantry...it seriously needed it! Nothing was in it's place, my husband couldn't find anything in it! I would ask him to get a pack of noodles out for me and it would take him 10 minutes to find them! I'm not kidding...Anyway, I decided to put my flour and rice and other food items into jars instead of the very "un cute" packaging. I was going to print labels but then I decided to try making chalkboard paint labels since I had some of that paint from another project I'm working on. ;)

First of all you need to get this amazing chalkboard paint spray...it is so freakin' nifty:

You can spray this onto pretty much any surface to turn it into a chalkboard!

Then you need to find what kind of jars your going to use and make sure they are food safe and BPA free (if plastic). I am using two glass jars and one plastic jar for now. After doing this project though I prefer the glass jars.

Now you want to tape off the area on the jar that you do not want covered in chalk board paint:

After you have taped shake the can of paint according to the directions and spray on the jar. Spray it lightly vertically then do another light coat horizontally. Let it dry and do another coat like this.

After the paint has dried COMPLETELY (I didn't wait and my lines are not clean around the edges) peel of the tape and VOILA you have super cute chalkboard labels!

Thanks for reading! I am trying to think of more ideas to use this chalkboard paint! My hubby is praying that I don't spray the walls... ;)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wow, I'm back! Life Updates!

Woah...it has been QUITE a while since I have posted. Well I warned you all I would probably go MIA for a while. But now I am finally graduated from college...woo hoo! No more studying for me! Instead I spend my evenings baking/cooking pinterest recipes, working on planning my friends baby shower, and getting my house organized (I still really need to work on that last one!)
I thought I would just throw out some updates on my life, nothing too big just the usual. Anyway, my baby toddler will be 18 months in a week! I can't believe how fast he is growing...I know all Mama's say that though.He is talking a lot, and he picks up on words really quick which means I have had to really work on my four letter word problem. No more S bombs and F bombs from me which is super hard. He is running around everywhere and understands pretty much everything anyone says. He is my little mess maker helper. I love him to pieces! 
Here is my cutie pie playing at the mall!
As for my hubby and I things have been great! Now that little H is older I now trust babysitters with him. We have an awesome one so we get to go out boating together and go on dates which is great! Of course, hanging out with my two boys together is still the best. Ian is still working his butt off at his job. He is an engineer and is a super hard worker. Even though he works his ass butt off all day he comes home and helps with Hunter and the two of them are so cute! I watch them "wrestle" and it just cracks me up!
We recently got back from a vacation (just the two of us) to Colorado and it was great!

Well I have got to run I have some cake pops to attend too! :) Look for more posts soon!