Chalkboard Jars

20140605-205501-75301408.jpg I LOVE having an organized kitchen. Clear jars are a great way to store things in airtight containers. Even though the mason jar craze is on it’s way out, I still like the simple and classic look of jars. I tend to save jars and paint the lids to use them for another purpose.
I picked up these jars fairly cheaply and with some chalk paint, painted on a place to write the contents of my jars. (Yes, I had already filled them when I painted them.) I simply put a few thin coats of Chalkboard Paint in the square on the glass. Such a great way to label-when you need to change the label, wash them and write something new.


DIY Quick and Easy Home Art

When I bought my house, I didn’t have a lot to spend on artwork.  (I’m sure many can relate!) I spent my money on the house, new furniture, and other things that were necessities.  I’ve always been crafty and loved to paint so I thought I’d figure something out… even if it was temporary.

Unfortunately, at the time when I did this project I didn’t think to take step by step photos. Sorry!  It is pretty easy though.

I still get compliments on these paintings. 🙂


Set of four Green Textured Paintings
Set of Four Green Textured Paintings

Here is what you need:

4 Canvases (I bought the standard size you find in craft stores, often packaged in sets of two. Sometimes you can catch them buy one get one.)

Acrylic Paint in Green (or color of your choice)

1 Paint Brush

Paper Towels or an Old Cloth

4 Iron-on Transfers for T-shirts, design of your choice. (I happened to find these on the clearance rack at Marshalls. LOVE great clearance finds!!)

Step 1: Iron the transfers on to the canvases by following the manufacturers instructions and allow to cool.

Step 2: Paint the entire canvas green (or the color of your choice), however, don’t allow the paint to dry completely!

Step 3: Use the towels to rub some of the paint off, leaving a textured look.


Green Painting Wall Art
Green Painting Wall Art

There you have it! Pretty easy, right? 🙂 I love quick and easy projects. Make it your own by changing the color, design of the iron-ons or size of the canvases.

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Gretchen Leigh Decor