In order to make these easy and attractive spice jars follow these simple steps.
Step 1: Acquire Spice Jars
Get yourself a set of spice jars. I prefer glass as the the contrast between glass and the blackboard paint is pleasing to me. I got mine from a thrift store for a few bucks, but you can get yours from where ever is convenient for you.
Step 2: Masking
I chose to do a simple masking with painters tape so the top 1/3 of the jar would be covered with thew paint. You can mask the entire jar however and cut out decorative shapes or labels.
Step 3: Paint
Use a Black Board paint and spray the jars. Be sure to apply an even coat and to hit all the unmasked areas.
Step 4: Reveal
Here I usually wait until the paint is dry and then carefully remove the painters tape. I have recently learned however that a better way is to remove the tape while the paint is still wet to avoid removing dried paint with it.
If you can handle your jars while the paint is wet without smudging or smearing it I would use the wet peel method. However the chalkboard paint is pretty thick and I didn't have any problems removing the tape.
Step 5: Fill and Label
Now fill your jars with spices, herbs, blends, or what have you and label them with chalk. Misspell cardemum simply wipe the jar clean and re-write cardamom.
Step 6: Notes
If I were to do another set of these I would try to prep the bottles better. I would attempt to use an abrasive or a primer on the bottles prior to painting them.
I have not had any problems with the paint chipping from the jars I made for this tutorial, but it would be better to give the paint a better surface to adhere to.