Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Chalk Paint tutorial with Laura

Hi there!

When ScrapMuch?  got a new paint product in the store, I had some fun with it on some layouts and even did a  masking tutorial with it that you can find here, but I thought I would try something a little different this week.  A lot of paper-crafters or just plain old crafters enjoy creating home decor projects and I am no different, this week I combined  that with my love of mason jars (I use them a lot in my house) and came up with this.

You will need a mason jar (or any old recycled jar), American Decor chalky finish paint, and a foam brush.

Give the jar a good coat of paint, try to avoid too many streaks but you do not need to be OCD about it ;)

Let that dry completely and give it a second good coat.

Your jar should look opaque like this.

Now lightly sand a few strategic areas like the shoulders and corners of your jar and the mason label if you are using a mason jar.  If you are using your jar to store crafty items, you are good to go at this point.  But if you want it to be washable you will need to coat it with a clear spray paint (I gave my husband that job as I inhale too much paint when I spray paint seeing as I have to move in real close to see what I am doing).

Mine is currently in use as a vase for the bunch of summery daisies my love gave to me.  I added a simple bow for a little extra pop.

Thank you for visiting!


  1. Pretty and cool! Thank you for the tutorial!

  2. I am going to have to give that a try! Thanks for the inspiration Laura!