Easiest DIY: Painting Canning Jars

Have you seen the painted canning jars on Pinterest?  Have you painted some?  Have you wanted to?

Enough questions!  I’ve wanted to paint canning jars since the first time I saw one on Pinterest.  After detailing my canning jars with keys two weeks ago, I decided to change their look.  Burlap and keys aren’t permanently attached, after all.

This was the easiest  project I’ve done in a while – and with results I truly love.  All you need is a $5 bottle of white chalk paint from Wal-Mart and a few empty and clean canning jars.

Chalk Painting Canning Jars

Paint the outside of the jar, from just under the lid threads to the bottom.  Don’t paint the under side, though, cause it’ll stick to the surface.

It took two coats of paint to cover the jars fully.  When the paint is dry, sand the jars in the raised areas with 150 grit sandpaper to show the imprinting.

Chalk Painted Canning Jars

My favorite part is the measurement grid on each side of the jar.  What fun containers for organizing in the kitchen.

Chalk Painting Canning Jars

I decided to attach the keys again.  I love keys!

If you prefer to go key-less, simply tie around the rim with twine or clothes line cording from Dollar Tree.  The red clothes line is just the right color for Valentine’s Day.

Painting canning jars is now my favorite quick and easy project.  Do you think you’d like some for your Valentine’s decorations?  How about a secret place to hide your Valentine chocolate candy?  It’ll be our little secret (wink).








    • says

      Thanks, Pam. I’m not as energetic these days. That’s why this project is a recent favorite – so easy! I hope you’re having a wonderful week. 🙂

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